The province made it official today — fishing licences are going up by $5.
It means the regular licence will now cost $25.10, the lowest price west of Quebec, the province says.
The government says the increased funding will be directed to the hatchery system.
The goal is to is to more than triple the walleye fry the Whiteshell hatchery raises to 10 million a year and double the number of trout fingerlings to 500,000 a year, Conservation and Waterstewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh said in a release.
Angling licences for seniors remain free.