Second free fishing weekend of the summer announced

GOVTToday, Environment Minister Herb Cox announced a second free fishing weekend this summer on August 29 and 30, 2015.

“Due to the extreme wildfire conditions earlier this summer, we are offering a second free fishing weekend,” Cox said.  “Whether you’re a novice or an experienced angler, everyone deserves the opportunity to experience fishing at one of the beautiful lakes in our province.”

Although licences are not required during free fishing weekend for Saskatchewan residents or visitors, all other fishing regulations remain in effect, including possession limits.

Free fishing weekend does not apply in national parks and anyone planning to take fish out of the province must purchase a licence.  Residents are also reminded to be respectful of any fire bans that may be in effect over the free fishing weekend.

For more information about fishing in Saskatchewan, including comprehensive information about types of fish found in the province, as well as specific catch limits, see the 2015 Anglers’ Guide, available at ministry offices or online at

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