Anglers Guide - Local Attractions

May 5, 2016 - fisheries regulations and information to make your angling more ..... Do not create a second account. ...... Website: fishing-in-saskatchewan.com.
4MB Sizes 12 Downloads 123 Views
Saskatchewan

Anglers’ Guide

2016 saskatchewan.ca/fishing

Free

Fishing Weekends July 9 and 10, 2016 February 18, 19 and 20, 2017

Minister’s Message I am pleased to present the sport fishing guide for Saskatchewan's 2016 angling season. The guide outlines fisheries regulations and information to make your angling more successful and enjoyable.

Herb Cox Minister of Environment

Saskatchewan is one of North America's premiere fishing destinations. As stewards of our important resource, anglers play a valuable role in ensuring the sustainability of our provincial fisheries. Fishing in Saskatchewan is second to none and I hope everyone takes the opportunity to experience fishing in our province. For Saskatchewan residents, the two Free Fishing Weekends are a great way for those new to the sport to experience our world-class fishing first hand. The sustainable fishing practices discussed in this guide will help ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the sport of angling well into the future. Our government has made it a priority to work closely with boaters, tourists and other jurisdictions to keep aquatic invasive species out of our waters. Saskatchewan's water bodies remain free from the presence of invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels; however, these small but destructive mussels have been discovered in some neighbouring provinces and states, and residents should take steps to prevent their spread into Saskatchewan. Boaters are asked to clean, drain and dry watercrafts and all related equipment to help ensure they are free of invasive species before transporting from one body of water to another. On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, have a safe and enjoyable fishing season.

Cover Photo: Fishing on Lake Diefenbaker Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/ Paul Austring Photography Printed in Canada/100,000

Table of Contents How to Use this Guide...................................................................................1 What's New for 2016.....................................................................................2 Proposed Changes for 2017 ............................................................................2 Automated Hunting, Angling and Trapping Licence (HAL) System ...................3 Licensing Fees and Requirements ...................................................................4 Season Dates and General Limits....................................................................5 Summary of Saskatchewan’s Fishing Regulations ·

General Prohibitions ...............................................................................6

·

Fishing with Bait ....................................................................................7

·

Ice Fishing .............................................................................................7

·

Bow Fishing ...........................................................................................7

·

Underwater Spear Fishing .......................................................................8

·

Don’t Transfer Live Fish ..........................................................................8

·

Angling Infractions .................................................................................8

Definitions....................................................................................................9 Package/Transport Information.....................................................................10 Management Zones and Special Regulations ·

Using Zone Information .........................................................................12

·

Catch and Release Waters ......................................................................12

·

Southern Zone ......