The province’s annual Free Family Fishing Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016. A Manitoba fishing licence will not be required during these days (except in national parks where a federal license is required).

“This weekend, we encourage Manitobans and visitors to our province to get out and enjoy the great outdoors and recreational fisheries free of charge,” said Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox. “This is a great opportunity to spend a weekend with family and friends and explore Manitoba’s abundant fisheries and parks.”

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 2016 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide.