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Fishing Licenses

License Requirements

All persons, except those exempted below, who engage in angling, dip netting, seining, minnow trapping, spear fishing, and bow fishing, must have a Manitoba Angling Licence on their person.

Regular and Conservation Licence

A Conservation Licence entitles the holder to the same rights as a Regular Licence holder except for reduced limits for some species: 4 walleye/sauger, 4 pike, 1 lake trout, 1 channel catfish, 2 smallmouth bass and 2 stocked trout. Limits for other species remain the same.

Manitoba Resident Seniors License

A “Manitoba Resident Seniors Conservation Licence” is for seniors (65 and over) who have permanently resided in Manitoba for at least 6 months and is valid for a conservation limit of fish only. Manitoba seniors wanting a regular limit of fish must buy a regular resident licence.

Resident, Canadian Resident or Non-resident License

• A resident is a person who has lived in Manitoba for the immediate past six months.
• A Canadian resident is a person who has lived elsewhere in Canada for the immediate past six months.
• A non-resident is a person who has not lived in Manitoba or Canada for the immediate past six months.

License Exemptions

The following people may angle without a licence:
• Any youth under the age of 16 who has permanently resided in Manitoba for at least six months. Manitoba youth under the age of 16 have all the rights and privileges of those holding a Regular Licence, including their own regular limit of fish. All other regulations apply. Proof of age is required when checked by an Officer.
• Any Canadian resident or non-resident youth under the age of 16. The person must fish with a licence holder, or someone exempt from holding a licence, and their catch must be applied to the limit of that person. A Canadian resident or non-resident youth under 16 who wishes to have a separate limit must buy a licence.

National Parks

A Manitoba Angling Licence is not valid for fishing in National Parks. Contact Parks Canada for details on fishing licences and regulations in National Parks. www.pc.gc.ca.

License Outlets

Licences may be purchased at various gas stations, hardware, sporting goods stores, and lodge/outfitter locations. Licenses may also be purchased at Manitoba Conservation/Water Stewardship regional and district offices.
https://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/wildlife/about/who.html

Pre-Purchased Licenses

Licences may also be bought by MasterCard®, Visa®, or by mail. Call 1-800-214-6497 for more information.

For more information on Manitoba fishing licenses, fishing seasons, limits or general fishing regulations please visit the Manitoba Conservation website or consult with the current Manitoba Angling Guide.