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Season Dates and Limits

Season Dates




Southern Zone

May 5, 2019 March 31, 2020

Central Zone

May 15 2019

March 31, 2020

Northern Zone

May 25, 2019 April 15, 2020

Catch Limits

General limits apply to most Saskatchewan public waters. Special limits on specific waters are listed under special regulations.

Limit refers to the maximum number of fish you are allowed to retain or have in your possession. Anglers may possess no more than one limit of each fish species at any time. This includes fish that are eaten or given away for that particular day and all fish that are at your camp, being transported by or for you, or fish that are in storage.

To determine fish length, measure the fish with its tail pinched.

How to measure a fish 

General Limits

Arctic grayling


Only one may exceed 35 cm

Bigmouth buffalo




Channel catfish






Only one may exceed 65 cm

Largemouth bass


Northern pike


Only one may exceed 75 cm



Rock bass


Stocked trout (brook, brown,
rainbow, splake, and tiger trout)


All specimens combined

Smallmouth bass






Only one may exceed 55 cm

Whitefish 8

Note: When large numbers of fish are caught and released, anglers should voluntarily limit their overall catch. If catch is not limited, anglers can kill in excess of their daily limit. Research has shown that fish may die after being released for a variety of reasons, even if they appear healthy upon release. Even with careful handling, up to 10 per cent of released fish die afterwards. To estimate delayed morality, count one fish killed for every 10 fish released. This mortality combined with the number of fish kept should not exceed your daily limit for a particular species, and anglers should consider stopping their fishing activity, or effort should be diverted to another species.

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