Free fishing weekend on July 11-12

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The annual Saskatchewan free fishing weekend happens July 11 and 12.

The annual Saskatchewan free fishing weekend happens July 11 and 12.

Everyone can fish in Saskatchewan without having to purchase a licence on July 12 and 12. This includes visitors from outside the province.

Environment Minister Nancy Heppner says this is a great time to try try your luck at one of Saskatchewan's most popular outdoor sports.

"Saskatchewan offers a world class fishing experience. This weekend is a good time to try your luck fishing in one of our wonderful lakes and rivers or to introduce new anglers to one of the province's most popular outdoor activities. It's also a time for us to recognize the importance of our fish and aquatic resources."

In Saskatchewan, each year more than 230,00 people including more than 40,000 visitors fish Saskatchewan waters..

You must remember that even on this free fishing weekend you must abide by all the other fishing regulations.including possession limits and be aware of the reduced limits that are on some lakes and rivers.

The Free Fishing Weekend does not apply in national parks and if you are planning to take fish out of the province you must purchase a licence.

If you are age 65 or older and are a resident of Saskatchewan you do not require a fishing licence. All you have to do is show proof of age and residency(a valid driver's licence etc.) if you are asked by a conservation officer or an RCMP officer.

Organizations: RCMP

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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