Fishing

From the deep clear waters of West Hawk Lake, south to Lake of the Woods at the confluence of the Manitoba, Ontario and Minnesota borders, west to the mighty Red River,  north to the Winnipeg River system and beyond, monster trophy fish lay in wait for YOUMaster Angler Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Perch, Trout, Sturgeon and world famous Goldeye, are just a few of the many species for you to set your hook on.
 
Eastern Manitoba offers a once in your lifetime angling experience. Lodges, resorts and outfitters as well as campgrounds, motels, hotels and bed & breakfast locations dot the Eastern landscape. You’re never far from your fishing experience and you’re never far from the home style comforts you’ll enjoy in eastern Manitoba.  Cast a line from shore, a boat, canoe, kayak or experience a guided trip to many waters that Master Angler species call home!

Master Anglers guide can be found here www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/fish/pdf/2014AnglersGuide.pdf
To find a fishing or hunting outfitter visit www.mloa.com

Fishing Licenses:

To fish in Manitoba, it is required to purchase a valid Manitoba Fishing Licence. There are many options for purchasing your Manitoba fishing licence:

Manitoba Residents can purchase their licence at many local vendors, and at the big box stores.

Non-Manitoba Residents
Must fill out and purchase a non resident licence. You can pre-puchase your licence or you can purchase your licence after you arrive in Manitoba. You may download a copy of the application for pre-purchase but allow 4 weeks prior to your departure for your application to be processed and returned.  It is not required to pre-purchase your licence before arriving in Manitoba. Licences can be purchased in person at most Conservation/Water Stewardship offices, or at one of the many private vendors located throughout Manitoba.

Many Fishing Licences are not available until the beginning of April, and some not until May. Be sure to ask the lodge or outfitter that will be hosting your trip about the best option for obtaining your fishing licence.

For licence information visit www.huntfishmanitoba.ca/go-fishing/fishing-licenses