PLEASE NOTE: Ministry of Health guidelines on social gatherings during the pandemic in relation to competitive fishing events have been updated. The ministry has resumed accepting notifications and issuing licences for competitive fishing events. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to ensure the event's format meets the conditions of Public Health Orders and social distancing guidelines that are in place at the time of the event. Event attendees are expected to follow the province's physical distancing guidelines and public health recommendations while participating. Updated information about fishing and hunting during the pandemic will be posted as it becomes available.
Competitive Fishing Events are defined as any fishing event with 25 or more participants who angle for fish for the purpose of winning prizes or money on the basis of fish caught. No person shall conduct a Competitive Fishing Event unless:
- the Competitive Fishing Event meets the standard requirements; or
- the person holds a Competitive Fishing Event Licence.
Competitive Fishing Events that meet the Standard Requirements are required to submit a completed notification form and a copy of the event rules to the ministry 30 days prior to the date of the event as well as a completed event summary form within 30 days upon completion of the event.
Download the Notification Form
Download the Summary Form
Competitive Fishing Events that do not meet the Standard Requirements must be licensed by the Ministry of Environment. Organizers are required to submit a completed Competitive Fishing Event application form and a copy of the event rules to the ministry for review 30 days prior to the date of the event.
Download the Application Form
Submit completed notification forms, summary forms, and application forms to:
Ministry of Environment - Fish and Wildlife Branch
3211 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4S 5W6
Fax: (306) 787-9544 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Competitive Fishing Event Best Practices will assist tournament organizers in operating a catch and release event that minimizes fish mortality.