Fishing is free across the province this Saturday and Sunday.
“It’s an event we’ve hosted since 1989,” said Murray Koob with the Ministry of Environment. “It’s part of a national initiative involving all provinces, where a free opportunity is provided for people to get out there and experience the sport of fishing and foster an appreciation of the outdoors.”
He added the free fishing weekend encourages more people to try angling.
“It certainly has a positive impact on our participation in the sport,” said Koob. “Our numbers tend to grow every year. So, free fishing is just a part of that, helping to recruit new participants to the sport.”
Licenses are not required for fishing any body of water in Saskatchewan, except for national parks.
“It doesn’t apply to national parks,” said Koob. “There also potentially other regulations that may be in effect for specific waters, so check the angler’s guide online at the Ministry’s website.”
He noted that all other angling rules still apply for the weekend.