New Manitoba fishing limits causing concern among some tournament anglers – Winnipeg

New Manitoba fishing limits causing concern among some tournament anglers - Winnipeg
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Manitoba has introduced new fishing regulations this spring, and some anglers are voicing concerns over the impact they will have on local fishing tournaments.

The province’s new regulations, which came into effect on April 1, change when you can fish and what you can keep.

The fishing season in Manitoba is now open year round, with exceptions for certain areas and for certain species including walleye, lake trout, and sturgeon. It also introduced a new single annual licence with smaller possession limits.

As an example, anglers used to be able to keep six walleye, now they can keep four not exceeding 55 cm in length.

Eric Labaupa, a competitive angler and creator of KickerFish.ca, says the changes are a great boost for conservation efforts in the province.

“The province implementing these new regulations is — generally speaking — fantastic,” Labaupa told Global News.

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