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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Good changes except-ALL Lake Trout, Pike and Walleye over the present size should be released.
getting rid of lake specific is great

RickiRanger about 1 year ago
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How much do you agree or disagree with the proposed angling changes that are outlined in Manitoba’s Recreational Angling Strategy? Is a pretty general question, which part specifically are they referring to? Because there are a bunch of changes some good some bad.

Travis in Canada about 1 year ago
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Are there freshwater catfish? Would like to see a lake stocked with cats up north

Fakota about 1 year ago
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These regulations are a step in the right direction. Opening up the season for certain species during April an early May is a fantastic idea and long overdue. Our Crappie fisheries appear to have great potential but need strict regulations as its easier than ever to target them with modern finders.

krowe1487 about 1 year ago
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Cut out live bait!?? To solve which problem exactly!? Come on! I thought you said this "science based?" And as for protecting spawning fish...me catching a couple of fish during this time is of zero consequence. The indigenous harvesters are the problem. Again are we science based?

High time to reopen about 1 year ago
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We make trips to the far north (Grass River and Flin Flon) to fish multiple times in a year. With a walleye and pike limit restriction to 4, It will impact our decision to make those trips. Please consider the economic impact on these areas. I am completely support for southern areas.

Avid fisher about 1 year ago
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People are created equal, and so everyone should have to follow the same rules when it comes to fishing and hunting.

P.J.

Tim about 1 year ago
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I am in complete agreement with most of the proposed changes to the fishing regulations, EXCEPT the size limit on walleye and pike. To allow each angler to keep a master angler sized fish each time they go out seems to be counter productive to what you are attempting to do. Walleye 57cm, pike 70.

Starcraft18 about 1 year ago
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I believe we should be able to buy our licenses locally helping support the local small business etc. Really looks cheap printing out a piece of paper and having to carry with you all crumpled up. It also gives you that relationship of talking and getting low down on local lakes etc.

Backwoods about 1 year ago
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These strategies are insignificant unless everyone has to play by the rules..rights based harvesters will still be able to fish for whatever, whenever they want while using dead bait,live bait or nets. Any data is based on licensed fisher people..There is no significant data on rights based harvest

Kilcona about 1 year ago
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I don’t think you should be able to keep any walleye over 55cm or any pike over 75cm. The northern fisheries especially have a large number of slow growing trophy fish and these changes could jeopardize that.

Tomd150 about 1 year ago
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Walleye closure is a conservation closure and should be observed by all anglers, aboriginal and non aboriginal......

foxer about 1 year ago
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Hanging length limits should not be a blanket policy. It should be regionally specific. Eliminating seasonal closures is insane, as there is a reason for seasonal closures. It is called spawning! Here are the conservationists in this !

Snowshoe about 1 year ago
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Restructuring of length limits would result in more liberalized harvest of large walleye and pike in areas like the northwest division. This would be an unfortunate move that could jeopardize these populations that currently support slow growing trophy-sized individuals, a major draw for anglers.

DerekBahr about 1 year ago
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We should also pay more for our licenses. Not much you can do for that amount of money but you get a whole year of fishing. Up the licenses and put it back into our fisheries! Protect and respect the resource for our future generations.

Brady Kowalchuk about 1 year ago
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No trophy fish should be taken from a lake. Manitoba is known for its large fish and all the memories that they produce. The main reason that we have many great lakes to choose from. Possession limits are more than enough food for each time you go fishing. High-quality management is the way to go.

Brady Kowalchuk about 1 year ago
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I would like to pay $19.20 for my license, I don't keep fish and don't want to pay a service fee to a foreign company

Bjames204 about 1 year ago
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I also agree with others that the live bait ban should happen sooner than 2027 if possible.

fishfish about 1 year ago
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I am in full support of these proposed changes and a huge thank you to the fish biologists that developed them. Science-based management is the way to go. I was especially happy to see the proposed ban on live bait and the spring spawning closures are a great idea to protect our fish populations.

fishfish about 1 year ago
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So the problem is me keeping an extra 2 walleye? thats whats gunna harm the walleye population? Not the commerical fisheries? Like come on. Also the banning of live bait with no proof of that being a major problem for AIS is bad.

Kovich88 about 1 year ago
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