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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I think the angling guide is excellent, the new red river closure period doesnt really make much sense (with no catfish closure).
I am quite concerned what this will do to the great reputation Manitoba has built up with Americans and others about being a great destination spot to fish.

Tombuzz over 1 year ago
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Colleenrana over 1 year ago
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Leave opening fishing season as is but make it catch and release only.

Colleenrana over 1 year ago
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Overall a great plan to conserve the populations of most species.

KSAL over 1 year ago
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Catching pregnant walleyes in the spring isn't the problem, killing them is... I think you should leave May trophy walleye fishing open, but set the possession limit to zero...

SaltCreekCattleCo over 1 year ago
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Leave the fishing regulations as they are. The problem is not with the Manitoba Angling Guide. The problems come from over commercial fishing and fish harvester rights. In fact open up fishing for all species all year round. Limits during spawning should be zero.

Beeman444 over 1 year ago
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Addressing Protecting Walleye:
Limit sauger/walleye should be 4.
No fish over 55cm to be retained (need to make exemptions for tournaments)
If you truly wanted to protect the spawn, you can say all Walleye caught must be released between April 15-May 30

timlegend over 1 year ago
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Some of the changes proposed are not addressing the actual issue, it is merely taking away opportunities.
Similar to creating a "Pelican Sanctuary" at Lockport. The real issue that needed to be addressed was the poaching that was going on in the area.
So lets address the actual issues .

timlegend over 1 year ago
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Targeting recreational fishers who can practice selective harvest and not commercial fishermen who account for a huge percentage of the total harvest not to mention the wasted bi catch is completely ridiculous. This all seems more like a political move than anything.

Rod Kitchingman over 1 year ago
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Re: Licensing

Positives: 1 day licenses offered. Seniors not having to register for a license but to simply provide ID. (same as youth under 16)

Would like to see: 3 year Outdoors card similar to Ontario.
Under 18 no license required. (Similar to Ontario)
No need to carry a paper license.

timlegend over 1 year ago
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I do not agree with these "new strategies"

Morghan over 1 year ago
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I don’t like the proposal. I’m 💯 against this.

Skunk’d over 1 year ago
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Size limit on Black Crappies should be 12 inches or 30cm. Many people are keeping 14,15,16 inch crappies and using their full limit when they find a school in the Winter and it has destroyed Crappie populations in the whiteshell. No reason people should be allowed to keep master angler sized fish

zacko over 1 year ago
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live bait being banned is absolutely ridiculous and this cannot happen

Beau Bezdek over 1 year ago
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I have Fished bass derbies for the last 30 years, i've taken my kids, nephews and friends to derbies. With the new regulations proposed i will not have the opportunity to do this anymore, bass should be left alone or make an exception for bass derbies.

Melnyk8 over 1 year ago
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If I take my son or grandson fishing he should have a limit of at least 2 fish.

SMGS over 1 year ago
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Stop trying to control businesses in manitoba!

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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Get real...answered already

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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REALLY

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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