The province’s annual Free Family Fishing Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 2015. A Manitoba fishing licence will not be required during these days (except in national parks where a federal license is required).

“Adventure, excitement and a chance to enjoy the many lakes and rivers await anyone who has ever wanted to catch a fish,” said Minister Nevakshonoff. “I hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity, as once again we’re making it free this weekend through no-charge admission to provincial parks and no requirement for a fishing licence.”

Some General Rules:

  • Youths less than 16 year of age do not require a licence
  • Seniors aged 65 or over who have resided in Manitoba for 6 months prior to the licence issue date must obtain a seniors conservation licence at no charge. To keep a regular limit of fish, a regular angling licence is required
  • Status Indians do not require a licence
  • Non-Resident people are defined as individuals who do not reside in Canada

Licence Fees (includes GST):

  • Resident Annual Angling Licence: $25.10
  • Resident Conservation Angling Licence: $19.20
  • Resident Seniors Conservation Angling Licence: No Charge
  • Canadian Resident Annual Angling Licence: $47.65
  • Canadian Resident Conservation Angling Licence: $28.00
  • Non-Resident Annual Angling Licence: $62.35
  • Non-Resident Conservation Angling Licence: $37.85

Click here for the 2015 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide.