Fishing guide

The reel: Saskatchewan releases angler’s guide for 2022-23 season

Saskatchewan is ready to lure anglers to its lakes this summer.

In preparation for the opening of the new season — May 5 in the South Management Zone, May 15 in the Central Management Zone and May 25 in the North Management Zone — the provincial government released the Saskatchewan Anglers Guide 2022-23.

The guide is now available here for download to mobile phones or tablets, while printed copies will be available at Ministry of Environment field offices, most provincial park offices and select outlets across the country. detail at the beginning of May.

The guide sets out the regulations, policies and fishing practices in the province, including a complete list of water bodies with specific bag limits and special regulations.

“Saskatchewan is home to some of the best freshwater fisheries in Canada,” Environment Minister Warren Kaeding said in a news release. “I know a lot of people are excited to get out and enjoy one of Saskatchewan’s favorite pastimes.

“With the 2022-23 guide now available, we look forward to the start of a great summer fishing season.”

The guide contains information on catch and release practices, how to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species, and how to properly measure and package catches for transport.

Anyone 16 years of age and older needs a license to fish in the province, with the exception of those 65 years of age and older residing in Saskatchewan. Veterans of the Armed Forces of Saskatchewan and Canada who have been honorably discharged are eligible for free angling licenses, subject to verification.

Fishing licenses are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.