This weekend all residents and visitors can go fishing in Saskatchewan’s public waters without a license.  

Councillor Tony Sernick said he is taking full advantage of the weekend and has invited a couple of friends down to join him.  

“Some people go to the boundary, some go to Rafferty, but both places are, I’ve heard, not bad fishing this year,” said Sernick.  

All angling limits and all other sport fishing laws and requirements remain in effect.  

The province asks that people be aware of lake-specific rules and regulations.

Remove all litter and garbage from the lake and ensure all your equipment is dry and drained to reduce the spread of aquatic invasive species, even in cold winter waters.  

“Take advantage of it if the weather is nice. I haven't looked at the forecast for the weekend yet, but we're kind of good out there where we can hide in our shack no matter what the weather is,” said Sernick.  

With the fluctuating temperatures in the area, it’s critical to check the ice thickness before heading out.

Free Fishing Weekend applies to all Saskatchewan waters open to angling excluding national parks. 

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