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Reel affordable: Free fishing weekend approaches in Sask.
Published Tuesday, July 4, 2017 11:49AM CST
Anglers of all ages will be allowed to fish without a licence in Saskatchewan this weekend.
This year’s annual summer free fishing weekend is set to take place in the province July 8 and 9.
While people won’t need a licence to fish, all other fishing regulations – including possession limits and reduced limits on some lakes and rivers – remain in effect.
Since 1989, one weekend has been designated each summer when residents and visitors can fish in any of Saskatchewan’s public waters open to sport fishing without a fishing licence.
The free fishing weekend does not apply in national parks, and anyone taking fish out of the province must purchase a licence.
Each year, about 250,000 people sport fish in Saskatchewan, including more than 50,000 out-of-province anglers.