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Saskatchewan’s waters provide us with many recreation and economic opportunities. At the same time, protecting fisheries for future generations takes the continued efforts and co-operation of everyone who enjoys fishing.

Buy an Angling Licence

Buy a hunting, angling or trapping licence through HAL – the government’s hunting, angling and trapping licence system.

Download the Anglers’ Guide

Get information on licensing fees and requirements, season dates, daily limits, management zones, catch-and-release fishing, regulations and more. The guide is available in English and French.

Complete fishing regulations are also available.

Free Fishing Weekends

Free fishing weekends are July 14 to 15, 2018 and February 16 to 18, 2019.

Please note:

  • Regular angling limits and all other sport fishing laws remain in effect.
  • The free fishing weekend does not apply in national parks.
  • Anyone planning to take fish out of the province must buy a licence.    

Competitive Fishing Events

Competitive Fishing Event Standard Requirements outline the standard requirements that exempt most competitive fishing events from licensing, where 25 or more participants angle for prizes or money. 

Submit a Competitive Fishing Event Notification Form if you are organizing a competitive fishing event that meets the standard requirements.

Submit a Competitive Fishing Event Application Form if you are organizing a competitive fishing event that does not meet the standard requirements.

Submit a Competitive Fishing Event Summary Form after the event is completed.   

Competitive Fishing Event Best Practices - assist tournament organizers in operating a catch and release event that minimizes fish mortality and the impact it can have on a fishery.

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