Free fishing weekend underway in the area – Estevan Mercury


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Rafferty Marina saw many people taking advantage of free fishing weekend on Saturday.

Many local anglers and guests are taking advantage of the Saskatchewan free fishing weekend.

Despite heat, Rafferty Marina was busy Saturday afternoon with several dozens of boats on the water. The provincial free fishing will continue on Sunday.

July 10 and 11 are marked as a provincial free fishing weekend, when
Saskatchewan residents and visitors are invited to try the variety of sport
opportunities available on any public waters open to sport
, with no licence required.

This summer tradition was stared in1989. It serves to increase public awareness about the rich and diverse angling opportunities available in the province. With more than 250,000 people sport
in Saskatchewan each year, f
ree f
ishing w
eekend is the perfect time for those new to
, or those interested in developing their skills, to drop a line.

Free f
ishing w
eekend does not apply in national parks, where a federal licence is required, and anyone planning on taking fish out of the province must purchase a licence.

During free fishing weekend, anglers are required to follow all COVID-19 public health orders. Anyone planning to take part in free fishing weekend should note that all catch limit and size regulations remain in effect. For more information, or to view the 2021-22 Saskatchewan Anglers Guide, visit

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