Saturday, March 6, 2021


Free Winter Family Fishing Weekend: Feb. 13-15, 2021

Manitobans will be able to get outside and try their luck ice fishing at many of Manitoba’s world-class lakes and rivers during this year’s Winter Family Fishing Weekend, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen announced.

From Saturday, Feb. 13, to Monday, Feb. 15, anglers may fish without a licence throughout the province, except in national parks where a federal angling licence is still required.

Anglers may retain up to a conservation licence limit of fish, which includes four walleye/sauger, four northern pike, two smallmouth bass, one lake trout, one channel catfish and two stocked trout.

Regular limits apply for those who already have a regular angling licence and all other angling regulations apply during this weekend, including regulations for individual waters.

Manitobans looking for fisheries information such as contour maps, fisheries assessment summaries and stocking information can use the interactive Lake Information for Anglers website, which provides valuable information in an easily accessible format. The Lake Information for Anglers website can be found at

The province is also offering free entry into provincial parks throughout the month of February. Vehicle permits are not required in any provincial park this month, but Snopasses are still required for snowmobiles using groomed trails in the parks, said Pedersen. (Source: Manitoba Government, Discover