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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REALLY??? answer 4 question ago

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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done

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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Done

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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Already answered

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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Already answered

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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No that part seems completely fair. BUT stopping live bait harvesting is outradious!!! This needs to be readdressed as it is putting professional bait harvester out of business. Is this TRULY what Manitoba stands for????

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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I think it is terrible that you are putting all these people out of business. The problem is that now everybody will just be trapping their own bait and transporting them to different lakes. You are going to have a real disaster on your hand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carol Mangnall over 1 year ago
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Live bait is necessary!!!!! If it is such a environmental threat then why wait until 2027.???

Lisa6543 over 1 year ago
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Prefer using live minnows.

DMJLuvfishing over 1 year ago
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Live bait must be allowed to be used in Manitoba in any season.

Biglakerboy over 1 year ago
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There should be a slot limit in place on walleye and lake trout on all high quality management waters.

Darrell Klus over 1 year ago
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Please consider keeping year-round Lake Sturgeon fishing open since there is a zero fish limit in place already and it is difficult to exclude them from bycatch if someone is fishing in the same water body as them anyway.

Manitoban1987 over 1 year ago
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Given the heavy burden on Manitoba Angling Manitoba should consider not giving a fishing quota to the parents of children who are not old enough to hold a fishing rod. Letting parents catch 2 to 3 times the limit. If you arn't holding a fishing rod ...you do not have a limit. Lets be fair to all.

devils5thleg over 1 year ago
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Like the proposals but a lot of holes and the amount of characters allowed aren't enough to cover them all!

T-Rox1 over 1 year ago
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It makes no sense to have size and quantity limits if no regulations will be imposed on commercial entities. They left hundreds of fish of different sizes dead on the ice while recreational fishermen are allowed only four at a time. That's a true waste of resources and harms future fish population.

EKT over 1 year ago
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I support slot limits for walleye to ensure the large females are left to spawn and sustain future populations.

Jeremyu over 1 year ago
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Targeting an industry and people’s jobs is just plain wrong. Banning live bait will do nothing but hurt tourism in Manitoba, increase pressure on other bait fisheries and put myself and many others out of a job. If it actually was a legit problem it would be banned with a payout to bait harvesters.

Lee Hastings over 1 year ago
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There’s absolutely no evidence that using live bait will spread invasive species. Please provide evidence if so. Also...If your going to make new rules/laws, please make sure they apply to ALL citizens so that you are not condoning racism. We are ALL the same, it’s up to you to treat us accordingly

Manitoba 21 over 1 year ago
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this strategy proves ignorance is alive and flourishing in Canada. must be a liberal idea.

Don Holowchuk over 1 year ago
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As a sport fisherman in the Whiteshell, also having guided at various lodges I support the new restrictions that any Walleye over 17 inches be released, there is to much poaching happening on our waters. If people keep the larger egg producing Walleye, the population will be decimated.

Gman18 over 1 year ago
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