If you are looking to learn more about Manitoba fishing Regulations, you have come to the right place. Keep in mind that Manitoba fishing regulations may change over time and you should always double-check before you go out fishing.
Over-the-counter, you can buy a PRINTABLE angling license from Manitoba E-Licensing, a participating shop, or by phoning the Help Desk at 1-877-880-1203.
Note: If you have any concerns regarding the e-licensing system, please contact the Manitoba e-Licensing Help Desk at 1-877-880-1203.
The possession of an Angling Licence is necessary for any person who engages in angling, dip netting, seining, minnow trapping, spearfishing, or bow fishing according to Manitoba Fishing Regulations.
The privileges of a Regular Licence are identical to those of a Conservation Licence with the exception of lower limits for some species: 4 walleye/sauger, 4 pikes, 1 lake trout, 1 channel catfish, 2 smallmouth bass, and 2 stocked trout. Others have comparable limitations.
The "Manitoba Resident Seniors Conservation Licence" is for Manitobans who are 65 years or older and have resided in the province for at least 6 months. Residents rather than conservation license holders should buy a regular license if they want to get a steady supply of fish.
People who don't have a license to angle may do so without one if they are:
AIS, or aquatic invasive species, is a term used to describe the plant and animal life that has been introduced by humans into an ecosystem (including aquariums) where it does not belong.
Please visit the Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development's website for information and regulations on AIS in Manitoba.
The goal of the fund is to strengthen and sustain our fisheries and wildlife resources in order to benefit all Manitobans. For further details on applying for the fund or learning more about it, please visit the website of the Manitoba Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund.