On July 13 and 14, residents and visitors to the province are welcome to fish in any of Saskatchewan’s public waters open to sport fishing without purchasing a fishing licence.
Anyone planning to take part in free fishing weekend should note that all other fishing regulations, including possession limits, gear restrictions and size limits on some lakes and rivers, remain in effect.
Free fishing weekend does not apply in national parks and anyone planning on taking fish out of the province must purchase a licence.
The first free fishing weekend in Saskatchewan was held in the summer of 1989 to encourage participation in sport fishing and increase public awareness about the value and diversity of angling opportunities in the province.
In 2015, the province held the first winter free fishing weekend. Annually, approximately 250,000 people sport fish in Saskatchewan, including more than 50,000 out-of-province anglers.
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: Saturday July 13, 2019
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Venue: Saskatchewan Waters – not in National Parks.