Province announces free fishing Family Day weekend

By paNOW Staff
February 17, 2017 - 6:20am
To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has made Feb. 18 to 20 free fishing weekend.
To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has made Feb. 18 to 20 free fishing weekend. Greg Higgins/battlefordsNOW Staff

To help celebrate Family Day long weekend, the provincial government has announced an entire weekend of free fishing.

Starting on Saturday, Feb. 18 and ending on Monday, Feb. 20, Saskatchewan residents can fish in provincial bodies of water without a licence.

“Fishing is one of Saskatchewan’s most popular activities, attracting more than 250,000 people each year,” Environment Minister Scott Moe wrote in a news release. “This weekend is a great opportunity for people and their families to learn about and enjoy the sport of ice fishing, and to recognize the value of this provincial resource.”

Regulations surrounding possession limits are still in effect, and national parks don’t qualify. Those here this weekend from out of province still need a licence.

According to Environment Canada, a minimum of 10 cm of ice is required for walking, and ice should be at least 30 cm for light vehicles.

 

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