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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The fact that we will close specific rivers and tributaries to protect spawning fish from licensed anglers but still allow indigenous harvest means that the fish will not be protected. This practice of allowing rights-based fishing during spawn needs to be managed and regulated as well.

BrettU about 1 year ago
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I would like to see the Winnipeg River System opened to catch and release Lake Sturgeon fishing provided the data supports the low risk of mortality of handling Lake Sturgeon.

Manitoban1987 about 1 year ago
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I do not think banning live bait is going to help with the AIS problem whatsoever especially leeches. We have float planes boats and all other kinds of things that are a far bigger concern. We already have a shortage of minnows with this movement it will be catastrophic for survival of shiners etc.

Karmas about 1 year ago
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Not impressed ....... about 1 year ago
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about time seniors are recognized for their past contributions to the fisheries through license purchase and other means

Dave Page about 1 year ago
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This is absolutely ridiculous. You are taking away jobs from people who arnt even the reasons for why you are concerned. Don’t cut out live bait, this will not solve anything.

Kaleighasch about 1 year ago
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I think this is a good start although much like I mentioned in the survey I think that waiting until 2027 to prohibit live bait is a bit extreme. I believe that this should happen for 2022 or 2023 if the dangers of AIS are that prevalent.

NCLinsey about 1 year ago
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There is some positive stuff in this proposal. The elimination of live bait is concerning as is the reduced walleye limit on Lake Winnipeg. Want to replenish fish stocks on Lake Winnipeg, look at the commercial fisherman harvest.

Harpz about 1 year ago
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More money towards the fisheries and stocking programs

Lauze about 1 year ago
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Boats to be allowed two rods per angler, no difference than ice season

Thunderbucket about 1 year ago
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a blanket 4 walleye limit , may hurt lodges that require further travel. people may not be incentivized to travel further for possible better angling when they can go to a closer lake with more pressure and still 'catch their limit' which would only be 4 .

GOFISH about 1 year ago
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