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March 28, 2024

2024 Anglers' Guide Now Available

The Manitoba Anglers’ Guide 2024 is now available online and Manitobans can review new regulations on fishing that will take effect April 1, Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister Jamie Moses announced today. 

 “Our province is proud to be a leader in recreational fisheries management,” said Moses. “By following fishing regulations, you will help ensure our fisheries remain healthy so that you can enjoy many more years of angling adventures.” 

Anglers are reminded to exercise caution when fishing on ice. Prior to fishing, anglers should check conditions to ensure a safe and enjoyable fishing experience. 

All Manitobans are encouraged to do their part to help protect the province’s water bodies from aquatic invasive species (AIS) by ensuring all watercraft and water-related equipment are clean, drained, dried and if necessary, decontaminated after use in any water body in Manitoba. 

Manitoba anglers are asked to follow all regulations. 

Those fishing for walleye and sauger are reminded of the following fishing season:

  • April 1 – southern division closed;
  • May 1 – northwest and north central divisions closed;
  • May 11 – southern fishing division (except Lake Winnipeg) opens; and
  • May 18 – Lake Winnipeg and the northwest and north central fishing divisions open.

Anglers must not target these species during closed times. Division maps can be found in the anglers’ guide.

Some areas are closed to all fishing during the spring including the Red River between the Lockport Dam and Lake Winnipeg, Dauphin Lake and its tributaries, excluding the Vermilion Reservoir, and the Assiniboine River downstream of the Portage Diversion to Provincial Road 240. 

2024 angling licences will be available for purchase online and at participating vendors starting April 1 and become valid on May 1. The 2023 annual angling licence is still valid until April 30. All anglers are required to obtain a Manitoba angling licence to fish in the province, unless exempt or fishing within a federal park. 

For more information on fishing regulations refer to the Manitoba Anglers’ Guide 2024, available online at or in stores where angling licences are sold. 

For more information or to purchase an angling licence, visit

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