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No licence required for free fishing weekend

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Manitobans will be able to fish provincewide without a licence this Saturday and Sunday.

And, the government is waving provincial park entry fees for three days, beginning tomorrow, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

"Fishing is a great way for families and friends to spend time together outdoors and we have some world-class fishing opportunities right across the province," said Mackintosh. "I hope Manitobans and visitors will pick up a rod and reel and take the opportunity to fish for free."

Summer family fishing weekends have been offered in Manitoba since 1992. The only exception to the free fishing will be in national parks, where a federal licence is still required.

Anglers fishing without a licence will be allowed to keep the conservation limit of fish, which varies by species. All other rules and regulations will apply. Manitobans can review the 2012 Manitoba Anglers' Guide for specific regulations. A copy of the guide can be obtained at www.manitobafisheries.com.

 

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