Anglers can now access the 2022-23 edition of the guide online through a smart device.

According to the recent provincial release, the Saskatchewan Anglers Guide details the regulations, policies and practices that guide fishing in the province, including a comprehensive listing of waterbodies with specific catch limits and special regulations. Physical copies are also available, at Ministry of Environment field offices, most provincial park offices, and select retail outlets beginning in early May.

"Saskatchewan is home to some of the best freshwater fishing in Canada," Environment Minister Warren Kaeding said. "I know many people are excited to get outside and enjoy one of Saskatchewan's favourite pastimes. With the 2022-23 guide now available, we look forward to a great summer fishing season to begin." 

Opening dates for fishing this spring into summer see the new season open May 5 in the southern management zone, and then May 15 in the central management zone, and finally May 25 in the northern management zone.

Anglers should be familiar with Saskatchewan's fishing regulations before heading out. As the government site states the guide serves as a vital reference for recreational and competitive anglers, with important information on catch-and-release practices, preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species and information on how to measure your catch and properly package it for transport.

Many people will need to remember to get a license. Anglers aged 16 and older are required to purchase a licence to fish in Saskatchewan, except for Saskatchewan resident seniors age 65+. Saskatchewan and Canadian resident Armed Forces veterans who were honourably discharged are eligible for free angling licences, subject to verification. Angling licences are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be stored to your digital device. though people should remember a free weekend of fishing will be available on July 9-10, 2022, and that all regulations still apply during those weekends.

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