Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy

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Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy


Hundreds of thousands of Manitobans and visitors enjoy the diverse and vibrant fishing opportunities our province has to offer. Recreational angling generates significant economic, social and cultural benefits.

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy outlines proposed changes to the regulation and management of recreational angling. It strives to balance the enhancement of angling opportunities while protecting our valuable fish populations. This strategy positions Manitoba to become a leader in recreational fisheries management across North America.

We want to understand what anglers think about the proposed angling changes outlined in Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy. To learn more about Manitoba’s plans to transform recreational angling, review Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy and view this three-minute video.

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Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy


Hundreds of thousands of Manitobans and visitors enjoy the diverse and vibrant fishing opportunities our province has to offer. Recreational angling generates significant economic, social and cultural benefits.

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy outlines proposed changes to the regulation and management of recreational angling. It strives to balance the enhancement of angling opportunities while protecting our valuable fish populations. This strategy positions Manitoba to become a leader in recreational fisheries management across North America.

We want to understand what anglers think about the proposed angling changes outlined in Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy. To learn more about Manitoba’s plans to transform recreational angling, review Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy and view this three-minute video.

Provide Your Feedback

Feedback will be accepted until June 30, 2021. There are many ways you can participate:

Share your comments

Submit Your Feedback

Take the Survey


This information is available in an alternate format upon request, please contact fish@gov.mb.ca.


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Why not better controls of commercial fishing? Many large fish wasted in that process. Also, what happened with stocking of lakes. It has been reduced to near nothing over the years, is it not effective?

Keith61 3 months ago
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Not in favour of changing any limits for recreational fishing
Limits on commercial fisheries is the way to regulate!
Leave live baits as is!
Leave seasons as is!
Reduce limits on none commercial fished lakes acceptable!

Sailor 3 months ago
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Live bait harvesters already have regulations to follow which mitigate AIS. It's likely Live bait users that don't follow rules. Education, Education, Education. Enforcement. Perhaps other jurisdictions have an effective AIS plan while still permitting live bait ??? Education.

Scottie 3 months ago
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Current AIS threats Mb. waters ? Effective enforcement/education for boating & aircraft etc is req'd. eg. Spring of 2021 S. Vital park had 100s of boat launches well before the inspection posts were set up. And the posts are inconsistently manned throughout open water season.

Scottie 3 months ago
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Keeping large fish isn’t good, but I can see the trouble with derbies. Encourage the catch-photo-release derby’s and the big fish will survive. It is time to move forward with ideas - not look back! Maybe make a rule that you can keep keep a truly giant fish (e.g. over 34” Walleye) for a $200 fee.

DSteven 3 months ago
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Studies show that recreational angling on lakes wpg and mb brings in many times the revenue to the province than commercial fishing does, and yet commercial fishing takes 90% of the fish. If your worried about fish stocks on the big lakes look at commercial fishing.

332 3 months ago
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the big lakes need to keep the limit at 6. Some of us travel over 2 hours a dozen times a year to fish lake wpg. take the limit to 4 and its hardly worth the drive. focus on commercial fishing here rather than recreational angling

204 3 months ago
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like the change to limits on walleye from 6 to 4 and most other species, not in agreement with the 70cm. Instead of lowering license cost raise them and put that money back into the resources ( AIS , Officers, Restocking )

Short Fuse 3 months ago
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I support this 100 percent. In the fish world, the size to population ratio is like a pyramid with smaller fish being at the bottom with a large population and the big fish being at the top with a smaller population. Larger walleyes need to be protected as they have good genes and produce many eggs

DrakeOldenburg 3 months ago
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I agree Seniors should be intitled to the standard fishing limits and just have to prove age with drivers or health card .
Children that can hold a rod instead of playing a vedio game should have there own limit. Have fun kids!
Find a made in Manitoba License admin. provider.

Bushmaster 3 months ago
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Fish limits have been reduced over a number a number of years down to 6 and 4 for walleye. Any further reduction
is unreasonable. Great strides have already been made in size and trophy limits. More fish are being released than kept now. Money from licence revenues should go into fish stocking.

Bushmaster 3 months ago
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You know the old saying..if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Leave it the way it is!

Buffalo lake road 3 months ago
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Although many don’t see a problem with a reduction in walleye limits from 6 to 4 on Lake Winnipeg, this reduction will have little effect if commercial fishers do not have a reduction in quota. The recreational harvest is minuscule when compared to the commercial harvest. Why reduce rec fishing?

FishFearMe 3 months ago
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Closing the walleye/sauger season for an extra week is huge mistake for anglers, for minimal benefit for fish. If you want to make an impact, you have to look at the where the most fish are being taken. If you can't have commercial marketing for ducks or deer, why is commercial fishing untouchable?

LeftLane 3 months ago
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bring back sturgeon fishing on the wpg river catch and release, no harm done, populations are healthy.

TIKKA1964 3 months ago
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have no problem with tournaments fishing, that's a whole different can of worms, for one or two days of expert fishing, which are all catch and release anyways, leave them alone

TIKKA1964 3 months ago
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more co's required, live bait should not be banned zebra mussels are here to stay this should have been dealt with years ago to stop it from getting here but nothing was done as we could see it coming from the east and south sturgeon fish catch and release should be brought back to the wpg river

TIKKA1964 3 months ago
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agree some not others keep live bait, like the opening of fishing for some year round, should be allowed to keep one master in each kind of fish one license is good but should consider three year card lowering limits to four agreed please reopen sturgeon fishing to catch and release on Wpg River

TIKKA1964 3 months ago
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I would like to see that Seniors over 65 years of age don't have to pay any type of Fishing Licence. And that the Walleye and Sauger limit drop to four fish . Also that out out of province fishers pay more for a Fishing Licence and that Fines be higher for Poachers in and out of province.

Ed

ed strauman 3 months ago
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The only good changes are for seniors licences and year around fishing.The other proposals are bad ideas .The plan to make the North Basin of Lake Manitoba a sports fishing area only by buying out the commercial fishers should be revived and acted on.

Kenear 3 months ago
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