Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy

Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy

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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

NEW - What We Heard


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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In order to manage a resource all users must be involved and willing to participate in the management of that resource otherwise its meaningless. The impact of metis and first nations fishers is completely unknown so how can informed decisions be made on limits. Rules should apply to all equally !

DNO 12 months ago
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I agree with the live bait issue. And think it should be implemented now. Also on that note there should be at least 1 wash station on highway 1! If not more.

OOTB 12 months ago
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Also love the idea of year round on some species but closures during spawning bass would be helpful to. A lot of emphasis is on walleye lots of other great species to protect to

OOTB 12 months ago
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Walleye is definitely big in the picture and rightly so it's popular. But I'd love to see slot sizes on crappie and adjust others. If there's going to be a big overhaul might as well do as many benificial changes as possible.

OOTB 12 months ago
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I'm a live bait fisherman since 1994.This is a long standing industry regulated by policies and standards to ensure protection to environment.To lose this opens door for real danger of IST by unregulated bait harvest and use.These policies will devalue my business and leave me with nothing.Unfair.

Rheinhardt Wiebe 12 months ago
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I'm glad to hear that Manitoba seniors will no longer be required to apply for a conservation licence.

Glen50 12 months ago
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I'm glad to hear that seniors will not have to apply for a conservation licence. That was already the case in some other jurisdictions.

Glen50 12 months ago
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I think it’s best to throw all walleye over 18” back in the water especially in lake Winnipeg and the Red River.

Riley K 12 months ago
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Nobody should have the right to target spawning fish. Not Commercial, Harvesters, Metis, Indigenous etc. Commercial in a day is what one angler does in a year. Harvesters ( Metis/Indigenous etc ) already have large limits all year round. One can freeze those limits for the Spawn Ban!

Save Our Fish 12 months ago
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If ban on live bait is to curb invasive species why not do it sooner than later? I feel if it is going to be done for above reason it should be done now. Why wait 6 years?

Jeff M 12 months ago
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The proposed strategy allows for one walleye between 55 cm and 70 cm to be retained. I don't agree. All walleye over 55 cm should be released.

If live bait are a threat to fish populations due to AIS or disease why wait till 2027? Ban live bait now.

Live2fish 12 months ago
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Good step with the slot size. Not so much with the year round rule.
Biggest elephant in the room government isn't dealing with is Commercial fishing 7 million kgs every year. Time to stop the abuse of that, and their back door sales of their over harvest. It's more like 14 mill kgs each year.

G3 12 months ago
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Most people fishing lake winnipeg don't usually get their limit.Releasing all large fish is a good idea. But lowering limits is hypocritical when the fish marketing board hasn't beef raping the lake for years.Stop blaming anglers!

Boilerman 12 months ago
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Commercial fishing is what is destroying lake winnipeg.Now thats metal have fishing rights in his becomes worse.Their fishing is suppose to be for sustinence, but I have personally seen them netting hundreds of fish.Simple solution- natives caught selling fish or game ,they lose their treaty rights

Boilerman 12 months ago
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The Walleye/Sauger season should be closed until the first Saturday in June for the northern region of Manitoba. Allow the use of live minnows, leeches, crayfish and leopard frogs in Manitoba, just manage it like northwestern Ontario. Introduce a plan to phase out the use of lead weights and jigs.

Northern Manitoba 12 months ago
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Mandating that "master class" fish must be released should not be required. Line fishers now will not have the option of keeping a catch of a life time. Replicas are just not the same. Live bait should also be allowed. Removing this will reduce money spent in Manitoba.

DaviddeR 12 months ago
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Great plan nobody needs to be keeping these monster walleye!!! Limits should be 1 fish per specie for children so that people can use their kids to cheat the limits

Debbie108 12 months ago
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Keep slot sizes realistic and sustainable. Nobody should be keeping fish that are old enough to spawn. Spawners are what keep the fisheries sustainable. Walleye 55 cm is already too big as they start spawning before that size in most of the province.

Pit Turenne 12 months ago
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Survey is pretty much a joke. When will the government stop disrespecting our intelligence? Nobody should have the right to target spawning fish, and commercial fishing is the largest threat any fishery will ever see.

Freedom in Fishing 12 months ago
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please there is no reason to let fisherpeople keep trophy fish you cant eat them and if you want a replica is better. keeping pike fishing open all year is not a good thing we need spawning closers to insure stock. tournament licence could have special clauses put in for the keeping of larger fish

FUDDSENIOR 12 months ago
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