Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987 (SOR/87-509)

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Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987

SOR/87-509

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1987-08-14

Regulations Respecting Fishing in the Province of Manitoba

P.C. 1987-1678 1987-08-14

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Fisheries, pursuant to section 34Footnote * of the Fisheries Act, is pleased hereby to revoke the Manitoba Fishery Regulations, C.R.C., c. 843, and to make the annexed Regulations respecting fishing in the Province of Manitoba, in substitution therefor.

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987.

Interpretation

  •  (1) In these Regulations,

    Act

    Act means the Fisheries Act; (Loi)

    angling

    angling means fishing by means of a line and hook, or a rod, line and hook; (pêche à la ligne)

    artificial fly

    artificial fly means a single-pointed hook or two single-pointed hooks dressed with silk, tinsel, wool, fur, feathers or any combination of those materials that is designed to attract fish; (mouche artificielle)

    bait fish

    bait fish means any species of fish set out in Schedule I; (poisson-appât)

    barbless hook

    barbless hook includes

    • (a) a hook that has all of its barbs compressed to be in complete contact with the shaft of the hook, and

    • (b) a hook that has barbs on its shank that are designed solely to retain bait and that has any other barbs compressed to be in complete contact with the shaft of the hook; (hameçon sans ardillon)

    bow fishing

    bow fishing means fishing with a bow and arrow; (pêche à l’arc)

    commercial fishing

    commercial fishing means fishing for the purpose of sale or barter or for any other commercial purpose; (pêche commerciale)

    conservation angling licence

    conservation angling licence means a licence that authorizes the holder to engage in recreational fishing and to catch and retain or to possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI in an amount that does not exceed the possession quota, and of a size that complies with the size limit, set out in that item; (permis de pêche à la ligne (conservation))

    Department

    Department means the Department of Water Stewardship of Manitoba; (ministère)

    derby

    derby[Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 1]

    dip net

    dip net means a net that

    • (a) is hung on a ring or frame with or without a pole or a handle, and

    • (b) has a closed bottom; (épuisette)

    Director

    Director means the Director of the Fisheries Branch of the Department; (directeur)

    Division

    Division means a Division of the Province of Manitoba as named and described in Plan of Survey 18297D; (division)

    dressed weight

    dressed weight means the weight of a fish after the gills and entrails have been removed; (poids habillé)

    fillet

    fillet means any piece of fish flesh; (filet)

    fish arrow

    fish arrow means an arrow with one or more barbs attached; (flèche à poisson)

    fisherman’s number

    fisherman’s number means the identification number assigned by the Department to a commercial fisherman; (numéro de pêcheur)

    General Fishing Permit

    General Fishing Permit means a licence that is issued under section 6; (permis de pêche générale)

    headless drawn weight

    headless drawn weight means the weight of a fish after the head, gills and entrails have been removed without cutting the belly; (poids éviscéré et étêté)

    headless dressed weight

    headless dressed weight means the weight of a fish after the head, gills and entrails have been removed and the belly has been cut; (poids habillé et étêté)

    high quality management waters

    high quality management waters means those waters set out in Schedule II; (eaux à gestion de haute qualité)

    hook

    hook means a single-pointed or multiple-pointed hook on a common shaft and includes an artificial lure that has one or more hooks attached to it; (hameçon)

    Indian

    Indian means an Indian within the terms of paragraph 13 of the Memorandum of Agreement, known as the Manitoba Natural Resources Transfer Agreement, being the agreement entered into between Canada and Manitoba on December 14th, 1929 and confirmed by the Constitution Act, 1930; (Indien)

    length

    length means, for the purposes of measuring a fish, the distance between the furthest anterior point of the head of a fish and the furthest posterior point of the caudal fin of that fish; (longueur)

    licence

    licence means a fishing licence issued under the Act or the Fisheries Act (Manitoba), R.S.M. 1987, c. F90; (permis)

    Live Fish Handling Permit

    Live Fish Handling Permit means a licence that is issued under section 6.1; (permis de manutention de poisson vivant)

    mesh size

    mesh size, means, in respect of the mesh of a net, the distance between the diagonally opposed angles of a single mesh measured inside the knots after being stretched to form two parallel straight lines by the device commonly known as the Selkirk Net Gauge after the net has been immersed in water; (maillage)

    Minister

    Minister[Repealed, SOR/2003-107, s. 1]

    natural bait

    natural bait means any material used to attract fish, which is partly or wholly composed of plants, animals or plant or animal products, but does not include an artificial fly; (appât naturel)

    natural brook trout waters

    natural brook trout waters means those waters set out in Schedule III; (eaux naturelles à ombles de fontaine)

    open water

    open water means water that is not ice-covered; (eaux libres)

    Plan of Survey

    Plan of Survey means a document delineating specific boundaries of land confirmed by and deposited with the Director of Surveys for Manitoba pursuant to the The Surveys Act, re-enacted Statutes of Manitoba 1987, c. S240, as amended; (levé)

    provincial Minister

    provincial Minister means the Minister of Water Stewardship for Manitoba; (ministre provincial)

    recreational fishing

    recreational fishing means fishing by dip netting, seine netting, minnow trapping, angling, bow fishing or spearfishing, but does not include

    • (a) fishing by an Indian for food for their personal use or for the use of their immediate family, or

    • (b) commercial fishing; (pêche récréative)

    registration number

    registration number[Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 1]

    resident

    resident[Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 1]

    resident of Manitoba

    resident of Manitoba means a person who has resided continuously in Manitoba for a period of at least six months immediately preceding the day on which the person begins to fish; (résident du Manitoba)

    rough fish

    rough fish means any species of fish set out in Schedule IV; (poisson commun)

    snagging

    snagging means catching or attempting to catch a fish with a hook in any manner other than by inducing the fish to take the hook in its mouth; (casaquer)

    spearfishing

    spearfishing means fishing by means of a spear or spear gun; (pêche au harpon)

    sport fishing

    sport fishing[Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 1]

    stocked lake trout lakes

    stocked lake trout lakes means those lakes set out in Part III of Schedule V; (lacs ensemencés de touladis)

    stocked trout lakes

    stocked trout lakes means those lakes set out in Part I of Schedule V; (lacs ensemencés de truites)

    stocked trout streams

    stocked trout streams means those streams set out in Part II of Schedule V; (cours d’eau ensemencés de truites)

    trap net

    trap net means a net that catches fish by impoundment, and includes a net commonly known as a hoop net and a pound net. (parc en filet)

  • (2) Where a period of time is set out in these Regulations, the period

    • (a) includes both the first hour or day and the last hour or day set out; and

    • (b) begins and ends in the same calendar year except that where the period is stated to end on a day that occurs earlier in a calendar year than the day in which it begins, the period begins in one calendar year and ends in the next calendar year.

  • (3) A reference in these Regulations to a species or group of species of fish by its common name as set out in Column I of an item of Schedule VI shall be construed as a reference to the species or group of species of fish the scientific name of which is set out in Column II of that item.

  • (4) For the purposes of these Regulations, two fillets shall be counted as one fish.

  • (5) For the purpose of determining whether the size of a filleted fish of a species set out in the table to this subsection complies with the size limit set out for that species, the fillet length shall be multiplied by the conversion factor for that species set out in that table.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn II
    SpeciesConversion Factor
    1Arctic grayling1.45
    2Brook trout1.38
    3Brown trout1.48
    4Channel catfish1.57
    5Lake trout1.53
    6Largemouth bass1.63
    7Northern pike1.57
    8Rainbow trout1.49
    9Smallmouth bass1.65
    10Walleye and sauger1.60
  • (6) For the purposes of Part IV of these Regulations, a fish is not retained or possessed by a person if, after being caught, the fish is unhooked and immediately released into the water from which it was taken.

  • SOR/88-190, s. 1
  • SOR/89-180, s. 1
  • SOR/90-302, s. 1
  • SOR/92-450, s. 1
  • SOR/93-39, s. 1
  • SOR/95-256, s. 1
  • SOR/95-518, s. 1
  • SOR/98-247, s. 1
  • SOR/2000-310, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 1
  • SOR/2005-27, ss. 1, 2
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 1

Application

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), these Regulations apply to the management and control of fisheries in Manitoba.

  • (2) These Regulations do not apply to waters that are situated in a National Park of Canada or to waters that are the subject of a Fish Farming Licence.

  • SOR/90-302, s. 2

PART IGeneral

Variation of Close Times, Fishing Quotas and Limits

  •  (1) Where a close time, fishing quota or limit on the size or weight of fish is fixed in respect of an area under these Regulations, the provincial Minister or the Director may, by order, vary that close time, fishing quota or limit in respect of that area or any portion of that area.

  • (2) Where a close time, fishing quota or limit is varied under subsection (1), the provincial Minister or the Director shall give notice of the variation to the persons affected or likely to be affected by the variation by one or more of the following methods:

    • (a) posting the notice in at least two places in the area or in the vicinity of the area affected by the variation;

    • (b) broadcasting the notice over a radio or television station that broadcasts in the area or in the vicinity of the area affected by the variation;

    • (c) having a fishery officer give oral notice thereof to those persons; and

    • (d) publishing the notice in one or more of the following publications:

      • (i) in the Manitoba Gazette,

      • (ii) in a newspaper that is circulated in the vicinity of the area affected by the variation,

      • (iii) in the Manitoba Anglers Guide published by the Department,

      • (iv) in the Commercial Harvest Schedule, published by the Department, and

      • (v) on the Department’s Internet site.

    • (e) [Repealed, SOR/99-189, s. 1]

  • SOR/90-302, s. 21(F)
  • SOR/91-381, s. 1
  • SOR/99-189, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

PART IILicences

General

  •  (1) No person shall fish unless authorized by a licence or unless fishing without a licence is authorized under the Act or the Fisheries Act (Manitoba).

  • (2) A licence is valid for the period specified in the licence.

  • (3) No fee shall be charged for issuing a licence under these Regulations.

  • SOR/88-190, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, s. 2
  •  (1) The provincial Minister may issue a General Fishing Permit to a person if its issuance will not adversely affect the conservation and protection of fish in the fishery.

  • (2) If the provincial Minister issues a General Fishing Permit to a person who has an existing treaty or aboriginal fishing right, the provincial Minister shall ensure that the permit

    • (a) authorizes the person to fish in accordance with and to the extent of that right; and

    • (b) respects the priority of the holders of the treaty or aboriginal right to exercise that right.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 2
  • SOR/90-302, s. 21(F)
  • SOR/92-174, s. 1
  • SOR/94-414, s. 1
  • SOR/97-249, s. 1
  • SOR/98-247, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

 The provincial Minister may issue a Live Fish Handling Permit to authorize the holder to collect, transport and possess fish or fish eggs for the purposes set out in the Permit if its issuance will not adversely affect the conservation and protection of the fish to which the Permit applies.

  • SOR/98-247, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

 A licence issued pursuant to these Regulations is the property of the Crown and is not transferable.

  •  (1) No person shall

    • (a) alter or deface any licence; or

    • (b) permit another person to use his licence.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/89-180, s. 3]

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 3]

  • SOR/89-180, s. 3
  • SOR/98-247, s. 3

 Every person to whom a licence has been issued shall at all times while engaged in any activity authorized by the licence

  • (a) carry the licence on his person; and

  • (b) at the request of a fishery officer immediately produce the licence for examination.

  • SOR/90-302, s. 21(F)

 No licence is valid

  • (a) until the person to whom the licence is issued has

    • (i) signed the person’s name in the space provided thereon for that purpose, or

    • (ii) affixed the person’s mark in the space provided thereon for that purpose in the presence of a witness who attests to the affixing of the mark;

  • (b) if the licence is issued on the basis of false information; or

  • (c) if the correct date of issue is not entered on the licence.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 4]

Licence Conditions

  •  (1) For the proper management and control of fisheries and the conservation and protection of fish, the provincial Minister may specify in a licence any condition that is not inconsistent with these Regulations and in particular, but not restricting the generality of the foregoing, may specify conditions respecting any of the following matters:

    • (a) the species and quantity of fish permitted to be taken;

    • (b) the period during which fishing is permitted;

    • (c) the Manitoba waters in which fishing is permitted;

    • (d) the type and quantity of fishing gear and equipment that are permitted to be possessed or used and the manner in which they are permitted to be used;

    • (e) the person or persons who may conduct fishing operations under the licence;

    • (f) the measures to be taken respecting the release into waters of fish or the disposal of fish, to avoid harming existing fish stocks; and

    • (g) the information to be provided to the Director or an officer with respect to any fish that is caught, and the manner in which it is to be reported.

  • (2) The holder of a licence shall comply with all conditions specified in the licence.

  • SOR/88-190, s. 3
  • SOR/98-247, s. 5
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

 No person shall fish in any waters set out in Schedule VIII other than as authorized by a General Fishing Permit.

Closures for Conservation Purposes

 No person shall fish for or catch and retain from the waters set out in column I of an item of Schedule XVII a species of fish set out in column II of that item during the close time set out in column III of that item unless the person is fishing in accordance with a General Fishing Permit.

  • SOR/95-518, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, s. 6

 Before varying a close time set out in column III of an item of Schedule XVII, the provincial Minister or the Director shall consider whether the variation

  • (a) may infringe any existing treaty or aboriginal right of an aboriginal people;

  • (b) is reasonably necessary for conservation purposes; and

  • (c) respects the priority of the holders of that treaty or aboriginal right to exercise that right.

  • SOR/98-247, s. 6
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

PART IIIPossession and Transportation of Fish

  •  (1) Except as otherwise permitted by the Act, the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act (Canada), the Fisheries Act (Manitoba) or regulations made under those Acts, no person shall possess any species of fish set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI in an amount that exceeds the possession quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (2) Despite subsection (1), a resident of Manitoba under 16 years of age or a holder of an angling licence, other than a conservation angling licence, may possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part I of Schedule XI in an amount that does not exceed the possession quota, and of a size that complies with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to

    • (a) an Indian who is in possession of the fish for food for their personal use or for the use of their immediate family;

    • (b) a person who has purchased the fish from a retail outlet or from a person who is legally authorized to sell such fish; or

    • (c) a person who is otherwise legally authorized to possess such fish.

  • (4) Persons referred to in subsection (3) shall produce without delay, at the request of a fishery officer,

    • (a) proof of their Indian status;

    • (b) a valid receipt or trade record for any fish in their possession; or

    • (c) the relevant document that legally authorizes the possession of the fish.

  • SOR/2003-107, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 10

 No person shall possess live bait fish in any area set out in the table to this section.

TABLE

Area
1Stocked trout waters set out in Schedule V
2Duck Mountain Provincial Forest and Duck Mountain Provincial Park
3Turtle Mountain Provincial Forest and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park
4Whiteshell Provincial Park
5That part of the Winnipeg River between Seven Sisters Generating Station and Whiteshell Provincial Park
6The waters in the Northeast, Northwest and North Central Divisions
7Porcupine Mountain Provincial Forest
8Atikaki Provincial Park
9South Atikaki Provincial Park
  • SOR/95-256, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 2
  •  (1) No person shall possess live fish or live fish eggs unless authorized

    • (a) under the Fisheries Act (Manitoba);

    • (b) by a Live Fish Handling Permit.

    • (c) [Repealed, SOR/2017-122, s. 2]

  • (2) No person shall, unless authorized, bring into Manitoba, possess in Manitoba or release into any waters of Manitoba live fish or live fish eggs of a species set out, in respect of Manitoba, in Part 2 of the schedule to the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations.

  • (2.1) [Repealed, SOR/2015-121, s. 31]

  • (3) No person shall bring into Manitoba for use as bait any live fish, crayfish, leeches or salamanders other than under the authority of a Live Fish Handling Permit.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 4
  • SOR/90-302, s. 3
  • SOR/93-39, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, s. 7
  • SOR/2008-278, s. 1
  • SOR/2011-39, s. 8(F)
  • SOR/2015-121, s. 31
  • SOR/2017-122, s. 2

Spoilage of Fish

 No person shall handle, transport or dispose of any fish caught by fishing other than rough fish, in a way that will result in the spoilage or waste of the fish.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 5

Non-retention of Fish

 Every person who catches a fish the retention of which is prohibited by these Regulations shall forthwith release that fish to the water from which it was taken in a manner that causes the least possible further harm to that fish.

Release of Tagged Fish

 No person who tags or marks any fish shall release that fish into any waters of Manitoba except as authorized by a Live Fish Handling Permit.

PART IVRecreational Fishing

[SOR/98-247, s. 8]

Close Times and Quotas

  •  (1) No person engaged in recreational fishing shall fish for or catch and retain any species of fish from the waters set out in an item of Schedule X by a method set out in that item during the close time set out in that item.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (6), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall, on any day, catch and retain fish of a species set out in an item of Part I of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the daily quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (3) Subject to subsection (6), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall, on any day, possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part I of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the possession quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (4) Subject to subsection (6), no person fishing under a conservation angling licence shall, on any day, catch and retain fish of a species set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the daily quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (5) Subject to subsection (6), no person fishing under a conservation angling licence shall, on any day, possess fish of a species set out in an item of Part II of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the possession quota, or of a size that does not comply with the size limit, set out in that item.

  • (6) No person engaged in recreational fishing shall catch and retain or possess, during the period beginning on April 1 in any year and ending on March 31 of the following year, fish of a species set out in an item of Schedule XI.1 from the waters set out in that item in an amount that exceeds the annual quota for the size limit set out in that item.

  • (7) Non-residents of Manitoba under 16 years of age, while engaged in recreational fishing, must

    • (a) hold a valid angling licence; or

    • (b) be accompanied by

      • (i) the holder of a valid angling licence, or

      • (ii) a resident of Manitoba under 16 years of age.

  • (8) All fish caught by non-residents accompanied by persons referred to in paragraph (7)(b) shall be counted as part of the catch of the person accompanying the non-resident.

  • SOR/88-190, s. 4
  • SOR/89-180, s. 6
  • SOR/90-302, s. 4
  • SOR/92-174, s. 2
  • SOR/97-249, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, ss. 9, 28
  • SOR/2000-310, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 3
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 10

 [Repealed, SOR/2003-107, s. 3]

Boundary Waters

 Where any person catches and retains fish of any species from any waters common to Manitoba and an adjoining province, state or territory, the fish caught and retained from that portion of the waters located in the adjoining province, state or territory shall be counted in determining, for the purposes of these Regulations, whether any quota or size limit has been exceeded.

General Restrictions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall take or attempt to take fish by snagging, snaring, clubbing or gaffing or by the use of trap nets.

  • (2) A person may use a gaff hook to assist the person in landing a fish caught by angling.

  • (3) No person shall fish in a stocked trout lake or stocked trout stream by any means other than by angling.

  • SOR/93-39, s. 3
  • SOR/95-518, s. 3
  • SOR/96-198, s. 2

 No person shall use, for the purposes of recreational fishing, a boat that is propelled by any means other than human or electric power, in any waters set out in an item of Schedule XII.

  • SOR/92-174, s. 3
  • SOR/94-55, s. 1
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28
  •  (1) No person shall, unless the fish is being prepared for immediate consumption, possess any fish caught by recreational fishing that are dressed, packed or cut in such a manner that

    • (a) the species of fish cannot readily be identified;

    • (b) the number of fish cannot readily be counted; or

    • (c) where size limits are applicable, the size of the fish cannot readily be determined.

  • (2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(a), the species of fish that has been filleted can be readily identified if an area of skin of at least 6 cm2 remains attached to each fillet.

  • SOR/90-302, s. 6
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28

Angling

  •  (1) No person shall while angling

    • (a) in open water use more than a single line, or rod and line;

    • (b) in ice-covered water use more than two lines;

    • (c) have more than two hooks attached to a line;

    • (d) use any hook that is spring-loaded;

    • (e) use for bait

      • (i) any fish other than yellow perch, goldeye or mooneye caught by recreational fishing, baitfish or previously frozen smelt, or

      • (ii) the offal of any fish of a species set out, in respect of Manitoba, in Part 2 of the schedule to the Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations; or

    • (f) use any hook other than a barbless hook.

  • (2) No person who is engaged in recreational fishing shall possess a hook that is attached to the end of a fishing line if the hook is not a barbless hook.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/93-39, s. 4]

  • SOR/89-180, s. 10
  • SOR/90-302, s. 7
  • SOR/92-174, s. 4
  • SOR/93-39, s. 4
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 9
  • SOR/2015-121, s. 32

 Every person shall

  • (a) when angling in open water, keep the person’s line within sight; and

  • (b) when angling in ice-covered water, stay within 50 m of any line being used by that person.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 11]

 No person shall use natural bait while angling in

  • (a) Corstophine Lake (50°35′ N., 100°12′ W.) 7.5 km northwest of the town of Sandy Lake;

  • (b) McHugh Lake (49°43′ N., 95°12′ W.);

  • (c) Patterson Lake (50°38′ N., 100°34′ W.) 6.5 km north of Oakburn;

  • (c.1) Persse Lake (51°33′ N., 101°25′ W.) 44 km north of Roblin;

  • (d) Pybus Lake (50°30′ N., 100°11′ W.) 3.5 km southwest of the town of Sandy Lake;

  • (e) Twin Lakes (51°33′ N., 101°27′ W.) West of Duck Mountain Provincial Forest; or

  • (f) West Goose Lake (51°13′ N., 101°21′ W.) Town of Roblin.

  • SOR/2008-98, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-127, s. 1
  • SOR/2012-67, s. 1
  •  (1) Where, pursuant to subsection 4(1), the provincial Minister or the Director varies a close time set out in Column IV of an item of Schedule X to permit angling, the provincial Minister or the Director may specify in the notice referred to in subsection 4(2) one or more of the angling gear restrictions set out in the table to this subsection.

    TABLE

    Angling Gear Restrictions
    1Only barbless hooks allowed
    2No natural bait allowed
    3Only artificial flies allowed
    4Only single-pointed hooks allowed
    5Only multiple-pointed hooks allowed
  • (2) Where one or more angling gear restrictions are specified by the provincial Minister or the Director pursuant to subsection (1), no person shall, in the waters to which the notice applies, angle in contravention of any of the angling gear restrictions specified in the notice.

  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

Spearfishing

 No person shall engage in spearfishing

  • (a) unless he is swimming;

  • (b) [Repealed, SOR/89-180, s. 12]

  • (c) with a barbless spear.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 12
  •  (1) No person shall, by spearfishing, fish for or catch and retain any fish of a species set out in Part I of Schedule XIII.

  • (2) No person engaged in spearfishing while using scuba gear shall fish for or catch and retain any species of fish set out in Part II of Schedule XIII.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 13(F)

Bow Fishing

 No person shall engage in bow fishing

  • (a) for fish other than carp or suckers;

  • (b) except with a fish arrow attached to a line of at least 20 kg test strength;

  • (c) [Repealed, SOR/90-302, s. 9]

  • (d) in the Red River from the dam at Lockport to a point 1 km downstream; or

  • (e) in the Saskatchewan River from the Grand Rapids Generating Station to a point 1 km downstream.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 14(E)
  • SOR/90-302, s. 9

Dip Netting, Seine Netting and Minnow Trapping

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall use a dip net to fish for any species of fish except

    • (a) rough fish;

    • (b) bait fish;

    • (c) lake whitefish; or

    • (d) carp.

  • (2) A person engaged in recreational fishing may use a dip net to assist in landing fish caught by angling.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/2004-39, s. 1]

  • (4) [Repealed, SOR/88-190, s. 5]

  • SOR/88-190, s. 5
  • SOR/97-249, s. 3
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28
  • SOR/2004-39, s. 1

 No person shall recreational fish by means of a seine net or minnow trap for any fish other than bait fish or rough fish.

  • SOR/98-247, s. 28

 No person engaged in recreational fishing shall catch and retain in any day or possess an aggregate volume of bait fish, other than suckers and ciscoes, greater than 4 L.

  • SOR/89-180, s. 15
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28

 No person engaged in recreational fishing shall possess more than 180 live bait fish.

  • SOR/96-198, s. 4
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28

 No person shall engage in recreational fishing with

  • (a) a dip net, the mouth of which is greater than 1 m2;

  • (b) a seine net, the area of which is greater than 3 m2;

  • (c) a minnow trap

    • (i) the length of which is greater than 65 cm, or

    • (ii) the width, depth or diameter of which is greater than 35 cm; or

  • (d) a minnow trap on which that person’s name and address are not clearly marked.

  • SOR/98-247, s. 28

 No person shall engage in recreational fishing by any method set out in Column I of an item of the table to this section in any waters set out in Column III of that item for a species set out in Column II of that item.

TABLE

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
MethodSpeciesWaters
1Dip netting, seine netting or minnow trappingAll species
  • (a) [Repealed, SOR/90-302, s. 10]

  • (b) the Saskatchewan River from the Grand Rapids Generating Station to a point 1 km downstream

  • (c) stocked trout lakes

  • (d) stocked trout streams

  • (e) [Repealed, SOR/92-450, s. 2]

2[Repealed, SOR/88-190, s. 6]
  • SOR/88-190, s. 6
  • SOR/90-302, s. 10
  • SOR/92-450, s. 2
  • SOR/98-247, s. 28

Ice Fishing

 A person placing an ice-fishing shelter on any ice-covered waters shall

  • (a) mark the person’s name and address clearly on the outside of the shelter in block letters at least 5 cm in height;

  • (b) subject to paragraph (c), remove the shelter from the ice-covered waters

    • (i) on or before the Sunday that falls between March 9 and March 15, in the case of the waters of the Red River,

    • (ii) by March 31 in the Southern Division, other than the waters of the Red River, or

    • (iii) by April 15 in any waters other than those referred to subparagraphs (i) and (ii); or

  • (c) where a fishery officer informs them that ice break-up appears imminent, remove the shelter from ice-covered waters at the direction of the fishery officer.

  • SOR/88-190, s. 7(E)
  • SOR/90-302, s. 21(F)
  • SOR/95-256, s. 3
  • SOR/97-249, s. 4
  • SOR/2005-27, s. 3

PART VCommercial Fishing

Restrictions on Trade

 No person shall sell, trade or barter or offer to sell, trade or barter any fish taken from any waters of Manitoba other than fish taken under the authority of a licence that authorizes commercial fishing issued under the Fisheries Act (Manitoba).

  • SOR/90-302, s. 11
  • SOR/98-247, s. 12

Close Times and Quotas

 No person shall engage in commercial fishing in the waters set out in Column I of an item of Schedule XV for a species set out in Column II of that item during the close time set out in Column IV of that item.

 The annual commercial fishing quota for waters set out in Column I of an item of Schedule XV for a species set out in Column II of that item is the weight amount set out in Column III of that item.

  •  (1) Where a fishery officer has determined that an annual quota for a species of fish set out in Column II of an item of Schedule XV in the waters set out in Column I of that item has been or is about to be taken, the fishery officer shall give notice that the quota has been taken.

  • (2) The notice referred to in subsection (1) shall be given to the persons affected or likely to be affected by the notice by one or more of the methods referred to in subsection 4(2).

  • (3) Where a notice is given in accordance with subsection (1), no person shall engage in commercial fishing in any waters to which the notice applies for the species to which the notice applies.

  • SOR/90-302, s. 21(F)

 To determine whether, in respect of a species set out in Column I of an item of the table to this section, the annual quota set out in Column III of an item of Schedule XV or a quantity of whole fish set out as a condition of a licence has been taken, the weight of all fish taken shall be the sum of

  • (a) in the case of whole fish of a species, the weight of the fish at the time they are removed from a vessel; and

  • (b) in the case of processed fish of a species, the weight of the fish at the time they are removed from a vessel multiplied by the appropriate conversion factor set out in Column II, III or IV, as appropriate, of an item of the table to this section.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    Conversion Factor — Conversion Factor — Conversion Factor —
    SpeciesDressed

    Headless Dressed

    Headless Drawn

    Filleted
    1Lake trout1.21.5
    2Lake whitefish1.11.22.2
    3Northern pike1.21.5
    4Sauger1.11.42.4
    5Walleye1.11.42.4

 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 13]

Gill Net Mesh Size Limits

  •  (1) Where, pursuant to subsection 4(1), the provincial Minister or the Director varies a close time set out in Column IV of an item of Schedule XV to permit commercial fishing, the provincial Minister or the Director may specify in the notice referred to in subsection 4(2) a minimum and a maximum gill net mesh size limit from the gill net mesh size limits set out in the table to this subsection.

    TABLE

    Gill Net Mesh Size Limits
    176 mm
    283 mm
    389 mm
    495 mm
    5102 mm
    6108 mm
    7114 mm
    8121 mm
    9127 mm
    10133 mm
    11140 mm
    12152 mm
    13178 mm
    14203 mm
    15229 mm
    16254 mm
    17279 mm
    18305 mm
    19330 mm
  • (2) Where minimum or a maximum gill net mesh size limit is specified by the provincial Minister or the Director pursuant to subsection (1), no person shall fish in the waters to which the notice applies with a gill net the mesh size of which is smaller than the minimum, or larger than the maximum, gill net mesh size limit specified in the notice.

  • SOR/90-302, s. 12
  • SOR/94-414, s. 2
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 8

Spacing and Marking of Gear

 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 14]

 No person engaged in commercial fishing shall set any trap net in such a manner that the twine is less than 20 m from any previously set trap net.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 15]

Restricted Waters

 No person engaged in commercial fishing shall, unless authorized by licence, fish by means of a net in any lake within 1.5 km of the location where a stream or river enters the lake.

 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 16]

PART VITicketable Offences

Prescribed Offences

 The contravention of any provision of these Regulations set out in column II of an item of Schedule XVI is an offence to which section 79.7 of the Act applies and which may be described in tickets in the manner set out in column I of that item.

  • SOR/91-381, s. 3

Fines

 Where proceedings are commenced under section 79.7 of the Act, the amount of the fine for an offence described in column I of an item of Schedule XVI is the amount set out in column III of that item.

  • SOR/91-381, s. 3

 [Repealed, SOR/91-381, s. 3]

SCHEDULE I(Subsection 2(1))Bait Fish

  • 1 
    Ciscoes
  • 2 
    Darters
  • 3 
    Minnows, except carp and goldfish
  • 4 
    Mudminnows
  • 5 
    Sculpins
  • 6 
    Sticklebacks
  • 7 
    Suckers
  • 8 
    Trout-perches

SCHEDULE II(Subsection 2(1))High Quality Management Waters

  • 1 
    Acheetamo Lake (52°57′N., 95°12′W.)
  • 2 
    Aikens Lake
  • 3 
    Aimée, Lac
  • 4 
    Alberts Lake (54°49′N., 101°32′W.)
  • 5 
    Amphibian Lake
  • 6 
    Anishinabe Lake
  • 7 
    Apisko Lake (52°31′N., 95°25′W.)
  • 8 
    Askey Lake
  • 9 
    Assapan Lake (52°26′N., 95°11′W.)
  • 10 
    Assinika Lake (52°15′N., 95°25′W.)
  • 11 
    Bacon Lake
  • 12 
    Bagg Lake
  • 13 
    Bain Lake
  • 14 
    Bangle Lake
  • 15 
    Baralzon Lake
  • 16 
    Bear Head Lake (55°33′N., 96°08′W.)
  • 17 
    Bear Lake (55°07′N., 96°00′W.)
  • 18 
    Bennett Lake (53°27′N., 96°05′W.)
  • 19 
    Berge Lake
  • 20 
    Black Currant Lake
  • 21 
    Black Trout Lake
  • 22 
    Blevins Lake
  • 23 
    Bolton Lake
  • 24 
    Booth Lake
  • 25 
    Border Lake (56°47′N., 101°56′W.)
  • 26 
    Brad Lake
  • 27 
    Brisebois Lake
  • 28 
    Brownstone Lake
  • 29 
    Burnie Lake
  • 30 
    Buzz Lake
  • 31 
    Caron Lake
  • 32 
    Carr-Harris Lake (52°21′N., 95°53′W.)
  • 33 
    Carroll Lake
  • 34 
    Centre Lake (54°49′N., 100°47′W.)
  • 35 
    Chatwin Lake
  • 36 
    Chicken Lake (56°31′N., 100°41′W.)
  • 37 
    Clarke Creek, between Clarke Lake and Conlin Lake
  • 38 
    Clarke Lake
  • 39 
    Cobham River, from the Ontario border downstream to Elliot Lake
  • 40 
    Commonwealth Lake
  • 41 
    Conlin Lake
  • 42 
    Cook Lake (54°51′N., 100°10′W.)
  • 43 
    Corbett Lake
  • 44 
    Corley Lake
  • 45 
    Cousins Lake
  • 46 
    Craven Lake (51°11′N., 95°10′W.)
  • Lac Crow (55°18′N., 101°22′O.)
  • 47 
    Dafoe Lake
  • 48 
    Deep Lake (54°45′N., 100°22′W.)
  • 49 
    Dolomite Lake
  • 50 
    Douglas Lake
  • 51 
    Dow Lake
  • 52 
    Dunphy Lake
  • 53 
    Eager Lake
  • 54 
    Eakins Lake
  • 55 
    Eardley Lake
  • 56 
    Echo Lake (50°13′N., 95°23′W.)
  • 57 
    Eden Lake (56°39′N., 100°13′W.)
  • 58 
    Edmund Lake
  • 59 
    Egenolf Lake
  • 60 
    Elliot Lake
  • 61 
    Fairy Rock Lake
  • 62 
    File Lake
  • 63 
    Fishing Lake (52°08′N., 95°23′W.)
  • 64 
    Fort Hall Lake
  • 65 
    Frances Lake (56°49′N., 101°06′W.)
  • 66 
    Gammon River
  • 67 
    Ghost Lake (56°31′N., 100°45′W.)
  • 68 
    Gods Lake
  • 69 
    Goldsand Lake
  • 70 
    Goose Hunting Lake
  • 71 
    Goose Lake (59°59′N., 100°30′W.)
  • 72 
    Grass River, between Bald Eagle Lake and Witchai Lake
  • 73 
    Gunisao Lake
  • 74 
    Harrop Lake
  • 75 
    Head Leaf Lake
  • 76 
    High Hill Lake
  • 77 
    Holmes Lake (57°05′N., 96°45′W.)
  • 78 
    Horseshoe Lake (52°12′N., 95°49′W.)
  • 79 
    Hunter Lake
  • 80 
    Jensen Lake
  • 81 
    Joey Lake
  • 82 
    John Osborn Lake
  • 83 
    Joint Lake
  • 84 
    Kagipo Lake
  • 85 
    Kakeenokamak Lake (57°30′N., 100°56′W.)
  • 86 
    Kanapakaksis Lake
  • 87 
    Kapusta Lake
  • 88 
    Kasmere Lake
  • 89 
    Kautunigan Lake
  • 90 
    Keschismeeneko Lake
  • 91 
    Kistigan Lake
  • 92 
    Knee Lake
  • 93 
    Koblun Lake
  • 94 
    Lasthope Lake
  • 95 
    Laurie Lake (56°34′N., 101°53′W.)
  • 96 
    Laurie River, from the Saskatchewan border east to the CN rail line (56°12′N., 100°36′W.)
  • 97 
    Leftrock Lake
  • 98 
    Lewis Lake (52°34′N., 95°45′W.)
  • 99 
    Little Brightsand Lake
  • 100 
    Little Chipewyan Lake
  • 101 
    Little Duck Lake (59°27′N., 97°43′W.)
  • 102 
    Little Stull Lake
  • 103 
    Liz Lake
  • 104 
    Long Lake (52°11′N., 96°03′W.)
  • 105 
    Loonhead Lake
  • 106 
    MacLeod Lake
  • 107 
    MacMillan Lake
  • 108 
    Manapaywi Lake
  • 109 
    Mantricia Lake
  • 110 
    Maria Lake (58°43′N., 100°40′W.)
  • 111 
    Matheson Lake
  • 112 
    Max Lake (55°22′N., 98°16′W.)
  • 113 
    McGavock Lake
  • 114 
    McGhee Lake
  • 115 
    McGranachan Lake
  • 116 
    McLeod Lake (54°57′N., 100°00′W.)
  • 117 
    McMurray Lake
  • 118 
    Meat Lake (52°19′N., 95°28′W.)
  • 119 
    Mikanagan Lake
  • 120 
    Molson Lake
  • 121 
    Mooswa Lake (57°10′N., 101°23′W.), and the creek that connects Mooswa Lake and Vanderkerckhove Lake
  • 122 
    Morgan Lake (54°45′N., 100°13′W.)
  • 123 
    Motrick Lake
  • 124 
    Munroe Lake (59°13′N., 98°35′W.)
  • 125 
    Muskasew Lake
  • 126 
    Muskosemunomin Lake
  • 127 
    Nahili Lake
  • 128 
    Nejanilini Lake
  • 129 
    Nesbitt Lake
  • 130 
    Niblock Lake
  • 131 
    Nicklin Lake
  • Norris Lake (54°53′N., 100°30′W.)
  • 132 
    North Knife Lake
  • 133 
    Nueltin Lake
  • 134 
    Numakoos Lake
  • 135 
    Opiminegoka Lake
  • 136 
    Otter Lake (57°58′N., 98°39′W.)
  • 137 
    Paimusk Creek, and all other tributaries of Molson Lake
  • 138 
    Pineroot River
  • 139 
    Plumbtree Lake
  • Podruski Lake (54°54′N., 100°27′W.)
  • 140 
    Poplar River, from Wrong Lake to the Ontario border
  • 141 
    Pothier Lake
  • 142 
    Preston Lake
  • 143 
    Putahow Lake
  • 144 
    Putahow River, between Putahow Lake and Nueltin Lake
  • Pyta Lake (56°34′N., 101°36′W.)
  • Ragged Basin Lake (53°19′N., 96°28′W.)
  • 145 
    Rail Lake
  • 146 
    Recluse Lake
  • 147 
    Red Willow Lake
  • 148 
    Rorke Lake
  • 149 
    Running Bear Lake
  • 150 
    Saddle Lake (50°11′N., 98°24′W.)
  • 151 
    Sasaginnigak Lake
  • 152 
    Sawdon Lake
  • 153 
    Semmens Lake
  • Sewell Lake (54°46′N., 100°32′W.)
  • 154 
    Shannon Lake (59º33′N., 99º58′W.)
  • 155 
    Shoe Lake (50°39′N., 95°28′W.)
  • 156 
    Sickle Lake (56°38′N., 100°40′W.)
  • Side Saddle Lake (50°10′N., 95°18′W.)
  • 157 
    Silsby Lake
  • 158 
    Snow Lake
  • 159 
    Snyder Lake
  • 160 
    South Knife Lake
  • 161 
    Sparrowhawk Lake (52°23′N., 95°09′W.)
  • 162 
    Squall Lake
  • 163 
    Stag Lake (56°30′N., 100°25′W.)
  • 164 
    Stevens Lake (58°49′N., 100°04′W.)
  • 165 
    Stull Lake
  • Tait Lake (55°21′N., 101°24′W.)
  • 166 
    Teal Lake (55°49′N., 96°55′W.)
  • 167 
    Tenklei Lake
  • 168 
    Thanout Lake
  • 169 
    Thlewiaza River, from Fort Hall Lake to Neultin Lake
  • 170 
    Thomas Lake (57°00′N., 96°44′W.)
  • 171 
    Thunder Lake
  • 172 
    Tice Lake
  • 173 
    Timewe Lake
  • 174 
    Tod Lake
  • 175 
    Tractor Lake
  • 176 
    Tramping Lake (54°40′N., 100°08′W.)
  • 177 
    Tseeteli Lake
  • 178 
    Turnbull Lake
  • 179 
    Utik Lake
  • 180 
    Vanderkerckhove Lake
  • 181 
    Van Lake (57°14′N., 101°19′W.)
  • 182 
    Velde Lake
  • 183 
    Vickers Lake (54°55′N., 100°15′W.)
  • 184 
    Viking Lake (51°54′N., 95°49′W.)
  • 185 
    Wabishkok Lake
  • 186 
    Warrington Lake
  • 187 
    Wendigo Lake
  • 188 
    Whiskey Jack Lake (58°23′N., 101°55′W.)
  • 189 
    Whitefish Lake (55°45′N., 101°32′W.)
  • 190 
    Willis Lake
  • 191 
    Winnipeg River, the portion west of the Manitoba-Ontario border and upstream from the Pointe du Bois Generating Station
  • 192 
    Woosey Lake (54°47′N., 100°16′W.)
  • 193 
    Woosey Creek, from Halfway Lake (54°43′N., 100°18′W.) to Chisel Lake (54°50′N., 100°07′W.)
  • 194 
    Wrong Lake
  • 195 
    Zed Lake
  • 196 
    Waters of Grass River Provincial Park, excluding Goose Lake, Krug Lake, Jackfish Lake, Reed Lake, Jackfish Lake Creek, the Grass River from Flag Lake to Tramping Lake, the Woosey Creek between Halfway Lake and Reed Lake, and all the other waters flowing into or out of Reed Lake
  • 197 
    Campbell Lake (56°32′N., 97°16′W.) 30 km northwest of Split Lake
  • 198 
    Pelletier Lake (56°30′N., 96°57′W.) 40 km northwest of Split Lake
  • 199 
    Waskaiowaka Lake (56°33′N., 96°22′W.) 70 km northwest of Split Lake
  • 200 
    Cacholotte Lake (54°59′N., 101°38′W.)
  • 201 
    Paint Lake (56°32′N., 97°16′W.) 35 km southwest of the town of Thompson
  • SOR/88-190, s. 8
  • SOR/89-180, s. 17
  • SOR/90-302, s. 14
  • SOR/92-174, s. 5
  • SOR/92-450, s. 3
  • SOR/94-55, s. 2
  • SOR/94-414, s. 3
  • SOR/95-256, ss. 4 to 6
  • SOR/96-198, s. 5
  • SOR/97-249, s. 5
  • SOR/98-247, ss. 17, 18
  • SOR/99-189, ss. 3 to 5
  • SOR/2000-310, s. 3
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 4
  • SOR/2005-27, s. 4
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 3
  • SOR/2008-98, s. 2
  • SOR/2009-127, s. 2

SCHEDULE III(Subsection 2(1))Natural Brook Trout Waters

  • 1 
    That part of Nelson River and its watershed described in Plan of Survey 17122
  • 2 
    That part of Island Lake River and its watershed described in Plan of Survey 17121
  • 3 
    That part of Gods River and its watershed described in Plan of Survey 17117
  • 4 
    Kanuchuan River
  • 5 
    Hayes River downstream of its confluence with Gods River, and the watershed of that part of Hayes River
  • 6 
    All streams that empty into Hudson Bay and the watersheds of those streams except Churchill River and its watershed, Nelson River and its watershed, Hayes River and its watershed, and Seal River and its watershed

SCHEDULE IV(Subsection 2(1))Rough Fish

  • 1 
    Burbot
  • 2 
    Catfish, except channel catfish
  • 3 
    Minnows, except carp
  • 4 
    Suckers
  • SOR/97-249, s. 6

SCHEDULE V(Subsection 2(1) and section 15)Stocked Trout Waters

PART IStocked Trout Lakes

  • 1 
    [Repealed, SOR/95-256, s. 7]
  • 2 
    Amphipod Lake
  • 3 
    [Repealed, SOR/88-190, s. 9]
  • 4 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 7]
  • 5 
    Bagguley Lake
  • 6 
    Barbe Lake
  • 7 
    Bear Lake (Latitude 49°51′N., Longitude 95°18′W.)
  • 7.1 
    Beaver Lake (Latitude 51°48′N., Longitude 100°50′W.)
  • 8 
    Bower Lake
  • 9 
    Camp Lake (Latitude 49°43′N., Longitude 95°11′W.)
  • 10 
    Childs Lake
  • [Repealed, SOR/2003-107, s. 5]
  • 13 
    Crater Lake
  • 14 
    Digney Lake
  • 15 
    Dorothy Pond
  • 16 
    East Blue Lake
  • East Goose Lake (Latitude 51°13′N., Longitude 101°21′N.)
  • [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 7]
  • 17 
    Eternal Springs
  • 18 
    Footprint Lake
  • 19 
    Gass Lake
  • 20 
    Gemmell Lake
  • George Lake
  • 21 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 3]
  • 22 
    Glad Lake (Latitude 51°48′N., Longitude 100°54′W.)
  • 23 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 3]
  • 24 
    [Repealed, SOR/2000-310, s. 4]
  • 25 
    Granite Pond
  • 26 
    Gull Lake (Latitude 51°34′N., Longitude 101°02′W.)
  • 27 
    Gull Pond
  • 28 
    Hambone Lake
  • 29 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 3]
  • Hidden Lake
  • 30 
    Hunt Lake
  • 31 
    Kormans Lake
  • 32 
    Lac du Bonnet Ponds
  • Laurie Lake (Latitude 51°32′N., Longitude 101°04′W.)
  • 33 
    Leaf Lake (Latitude 56°27′N., Longitude 100°02′W.)
  • 34 
    Limestone Pond
  • 35 
    Little McBride Lake
  • 36 
    Little Troy Lake
  • [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 3]
  • Lundar Pond
  • 37 
    Lyons Lake
  • 38 
    McHugh Lake
  • 39 
    Mid Lake
  • Milner Ridge Pond
  • Mirror Lake
  • 40 
    Nick Lake
  • 41 
    O’Hanly Pond
  • Olson Lake
  • 42 
    One Lake
  • 43 
    One Portage Lake
  • Patterson Lake (50°39′N., 100°34′W.)
  • 44 
    Perch Lake (Latitude 51°39′N., Longitude 100°54′W.)
  • 45 
    [Repealed, SOR/88-190, s. 9]
  • 46 
    Quartz Pond
  • 47 
    Reynolds Ponds
  • [Repealed, SOR/92-450, s. 4]
  • 49 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 3]
  • 50 
    Saskatoon Pond
  • 51 
    Scotty Lake
  • 52 
    Shilliday Lake
  • 53 
    [Repealed, SOR/2003-107, s. 5]
  • Snail Lake
  • Spear Lake
  • 54 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 3]
  • 55 
    Strawberry Pond
  • 56 
    Tokaruk Lake (Latitude 50°39′N., Longitude 100°33′W.)
  • Tower Pond (51°03′N., 96°46′W.)
  • 57 
    Tugby Lake
  • Twin Lakes (51°33′N., 101°27′W.)
  • 58 
    Two Lake
  • Two Mile Lake (Latitude 51°46′N., Longitude 100°55′W.)
  • Vermilion Reservoir
  • Vini Lake
  • 59 
    Wasp Lake
  • 60 
    Webster Lake
  • West Goose Lake (52°13′N., 101°21′W.)
  • 61 
    William Lake (Latitude 49°02′N., Longitude 99°59′W.)
  • 62 
    Blueberry Pond (49°40′N., 95°26′W.) 9.7 km west of Falcon Lake
  • 63 
    Esker Lake No.1 (56º59′N., 101º19′W.) 30 km northwest of Lynn Lake
  • 64 
    Esker Lake No. 2 (56º59′N., 101º20′W.) 30 km northwest of Lynn Lake
  • 65 
    Hadashville Pond (49°38′N., 95°51′W.) 3.5 km east of Hadashville
  • 66 
    Kingfisher Lake (50°00′N., 96°52′W.) Birds Hill Provincial Park
  • 67 
    Raspberry Pond (49°37′N., 95°29′W.) 15 km west of West Hawk Lake
  • 68 
    Snowberry Pond (49°23′N., 95°23′W.) 5 km west of Falcon Lake
  • 69 
    Antons Lake (49°40′N., 99°54′W.) 20 km south of the town of Brandon
  • 70 
    Corstophine Lake (50°35′N., 100°12′W.)
  • 71 
    Pybus Lake (50°30′N., 100°11′W.)
  • 72 
    Beautiful Lake (51°33′49″N., 100°59′59″W.)
  • 73 
    Black Beaver Lake (51°46′29″N., 100°52′55″W.)
  • 74 
    Lake 400 (50°31′16″N., 100°10′18″W.)
  • 75 
    Persse Lake (51°33′30″N., 101°25′57″W.)

PART IIStocked Trout Streams

  • 1 
    Birch River (Latitude 52°23′N., Longitude 100°53′W.)
  • 1.1 
    Bowsman River
  • 2 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 5]
  • 3 
    [Repealed, SOR/88-190, s. 10]
  • [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 5]
  • 6 
    Fisher River
  • 7 
    Garland River
  • 8 
    Kinch Creek
  • 9 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 5]
  • 10 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 5]
  • North Duck River
  • [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 5]
  • 13 
    Pine River
  • 14 
    South Duck River
  • 15 
    Steeprock River
  • 16 
    Stony Creek (Latitude 50°14′N., Longitude 99°27′W.)
  • 17 
    Whiteshell River (between West Hawk Lake and Caddy Lake)

PART IIIStocked Lake Trout Lakes

  • 1 
    Bowden Lake
  • 2 
    [Repealed, SOR/96-198, s. 8]
  • 3 
    Davidson Lake
  • 4 
    Forbes Lake (Latitude 50°15′N., Longitude 95°26′W.)
  • 5 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 7]
  • 6 
    [Repealed, SOR/96-198, s. 8]
  • 7 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 6]
  • 8 
    [Repealed, SOR/95-256, s. 10]
  • 9 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 6]
  • 10 
    Upper Ospwagan Lake
  • 11 
    West Hawk Lake
  • SOR/88-190, ss. 9, 10
  • SOR/89-180, s. 18
  • SOR/90-302, s. 15
  • SOR/92-174, s. 6
  • SOR/92-450, s. 4
  • SOR/94-55, ss. 3 to 7
  • SOR/95-256, ss. 7 to 10
  • SOR/96-198, ss. 6 to 8
  • SOR/97-249, ss. 7, 8
  • SOR/99-189, s. 6
  • SOR/2000-310, s. 4
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 5
  • SOR/2004-39, s. 2
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 4
  • SOR/2008-98, ss. 3 to 6
  • SOR/2009-127, s. 3
  • SOR/2012-67, s. 2

SCHEDULE VI(Subsection 2(3))

Common and Scientific Names

ItemColumn IColumn II
Common NameScientific Name
1Arctic charSalvelinus alpinus
2Arctic graylingThymallus arcticus
3Black crappiePomoxis nigromaculatus
4BowfinAmia calva
5Brook troutSalvelinus fontinalis
6Brown troutSalmo trutta
7CarpCyprinus carpio
8Catfishmembers of the family Ictaluridae
9Channel catfishIctalurus punctatus
10Ciscoesmembers of the subgenus Leucichthys of the trout family Salmonidae
11Crayfishmembers of the family Astacidae
12Cutthroat troutOncorhynchus clarki
13Dartersmembers of the subfamily Etheostomatinae
13.1Freshwater musselsmembers of the family Unionidae
14Garsmembers of the family Lepisosteidae
15Gizzard shadDorosoma cepedianum
16GoldeyeHiodon alosoides
17GoldfishCarassius auratus
18Grass carpCtenopharyngodon idella
19Herringsmembers of the family Clupeidae
20KokaneeOncorhynchus nerka
21Lake sturgeonAcipenser fulvescens
22Lake troutSalvelinus namaycush
23Lake whitefishCoregonus clupeaformis
24Largemouth bassMicropterus salmoides
25Leechesmembers of the class Hirudinae
26Minnowsmembers of the family Cyprinidae
27MooneyeHiodon tergisus
28Mudminnowsmembers of the family Umbridae
29MuskellungeEsox masquinongy
30Northern pikeEsox lucius
31PaddlefishPolyodon spathula
32Pallid sturgeonScaphyrhynchus albus
33Rainbow troutOncorhynchus mykiss
34Rock bassAmbloplites rupestris
35Salamandersmembers of the order Caudata
36SaugerStizostedion canadense
37Sculpinsmembers of the family Cottidae
38Shortnose sturgeonAcipenser brevirostrum
39Shovelnose sturgeonScaphyrhynchus platorynchus
40Smallmouth bassMicropterus dolomieu
41Smeltsmembers of the family Osmeridea
42SplakeBrook trout X Lake trout (hybrid)
43Sticklebacksmembers of the family Gasterosteidae
44Suckersmembers of the family Catostomidae
45Trout-perchesmembers of the family Percopsidae
46Utah chubGila atraria
47WalleyeStizostedion vitreum
48Walking catfishClarais batrachus
48.1White bassMorone chrysops
49Yellow perchPerca flavescens
50Zebra musselDreissena polymorpha
  • SOR/90-302, s. 16
  • SOR/92-174, s. 7
  • SOR/92-450, s. 5
  • SOR/94-55, ss. 8, 9
  • SOR/99-189, s. 7(F)

SCHEDULE VII

[Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 19]

SCHEDULE VIII(Section 13)Waters Closed for Other than Educational and Scientific Purposes

  • 1 
    [Repealed, SOR/92-450, s. 6]
  • 2 
    Limestone Bay (Latitude 53°50′N., Longitude 98°53′W.) described as Area A on Plan of Survey 18307A
  • [Repealed, SOR/92-450, s. 6]
  • SOR/92-450, s. 6

SCHEDULE IX

[Repealed, SOR/2015-121, s. 33]

SCHEDULE X(Subsections 19(1) and 29(1))

Recreational Fishing Close Times

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
WatersSpeciesProhibited MethodClose Time
1The waters of the Southern DivisionAny speciesFootnote for Recreational Fishing Close Times*Any*April 1 to the second Friday in May
2The waters of the Northwest DivisionAny speciesAnyMay 1 to the third Friday in May
3The waters of the North Central DivisionAny speciesAnyMay 1 to the third Friday in May
4The waters of the Northeast DivisionAny speciesAnyMay 1 to the third Friday in May
  • Return to footnote *The close time is considered to be separately and individually fixed for each method of recreational fishing for each species.

  • SOR/94-55, s. 10
  • SOR/95-256, s. 12
  • SOR/98-247, s. 20
  • SOR/99-189, s. 10
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 9
  • SOR/2011-194, s. 20

SCHEDULE XI(Subsections 2(1), 14(1) and (2) and 19(2) to (5))Daily Quotas, Possession Quotas and Size Limits

PART I

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
SpeciesWatersDaily QuotaPossession QuotaSize Limit
1Arctic CharIn any Division88Any size
2Arctic GraylingIn any Division33Only 1 longer than 40 cm
3Black CrappieIn any Division66Any size
4Brook TroutIn any Division11No longer than 45 cm
5Channel CatfishIn any Division44None longer than 60 cm
6Freshwater MusselsIn any Division2525Any size
7Goldeye and Mooneye, in the aggregateIn any Division1010Any size
8Lake SturgeonIn any Division00Any size
9Lake TroutIn any Division22Only 1 longer than 65 cm
10Lake WhitefishIn any Division2525Any size
11Largemouth BassIn any Division00Any size
12MuskellungeIn any Division00Any size
13Northern PikeIn any Division66Only 1 longer than 75 cm
13.1PerchIn any Division2525Any size
14Rock BassIn any Division66Any size
14.1Smallmouth BassIn any Division44Only 1 longer than 40 cm
15Stocked Trout (brook, brown, rainbow, cutthroat, splake, arctic char), in the aggregateIn any Division33Only 1 longer than 45 cm
16Walleye and Sauger, in the aggregateIn any Division66Only 1 longer than 55 cm
17White BassIn any Division2525Any size
18Other species not set out in items 1 to 17In any DivisionAny numberAny numberAny size

PART II

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
SpeciesWatersDaily QuotaPossession QuotaSize Limit
1Arctic CharIn any Division88Any size
2Arctic GraylingIn any Division33Only 1 longer than 40 cm
3Black CrappieIn any Division66Any size
4Brook TroutIn any Division11No longer than 45 cm
5Channel CatfishIn any Division11No longer than 60 cm
6Freshwater MusselsIn any Division2525Any size
7Goldeye and Mooneye, in the aggregateIn any Division1010Any size
8Lake SturgeonIn any Division00Any size
9Lake TroutIn any Division11Any size
10Lake WhitefishIn any Division2525Any size
11Largemouth BassIn any Division00Any size
12MuskellungeIn any Division00Any size
13Northern PikeIn any Division44Only 1 longer than 75 cm
13.1PerchIn any Division2525Any size
14Rock BassIn any Division66Any size
14.1Smallmouth BassIn any Division22Only 1 longer than 40 cm
15Stocked Trout (brook, brown, rainbow, cutthroat, splake, arctic char), in the aggregateIn any Division22Only 1 longer than 45 cm
16Walleye and Sauger, in the aggregateIn any Division44Only 1 longer than 55 cm
17White BassIn any Division2525Any size
18Other species not set out in items 1 to 17In any DivisionAny numberAny numberAny size
  • SOR/94-55, s. 10
  • SOR/95-256, ss. 13 to 15
  • SOR/98-247, ss. 21 to 23
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 6
  • SOR/2004-39, ss. 3, 4
  • SOR/2006-119, ss. 5 to 8

SCHEDULE XI.1(Subsection 19(6))

Annual Quotas and Size Limits

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
SpeciesWatersAnnual Quota and Size Limit
1Walleye
  • (a) Red River including its tributaries from Lockport Dam to Lake Winnipeg

  • (a) 1, longer than 70 cm

  • (b) Winnipeg River downstream from Pine Falls Generating Station up to and including Traverse Bay on Lake Winnipeg

  • (b) 1, longer than 70 cm

  • SOR/2003-107, s. 6
  • SOR/2005-27, s. 5

SCHEDULE XII(Section 23)Waters Where the Use of Boats Propelled by Means Other than Human or Electric Power Is Prohibited for Recreational Fishing

  • [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 3 
    Beaver Lake (Latitude 51°48′N., Longitude 100°50′W.)
  • 4 
    Camp Lake (Latitude 49°43′N., Longitude 95°11′W.)
  • 5 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 6 
    Digney Lake
  • 7 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 8 
    Gemmell Lake
  • 9 
    Goose Lakes (Latitude 51°13′N., Longitude 101°21′W.)
  • 10 
    Hunt Lake
  • [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 13 
    Little McBride Lake
  • 14 
    Lyons Lake (Latitude 49°44′N., Longitude 95°11′W.)
  • 15 
    McHugh Lake
  • 16 
    Mid Lake
  • 17 
    Patterson Lake (50°39′N., 100°34′W.)
  • 18 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 19 
    Perch Lake (Latitude 51°39′N., Longitude 100°54′W.)
  • [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 22 
    Shilliday Lake
  • 23 
    Spear Lake
  • Twin Lakes (51°33′N., 101°27′W.)
  • 24 
    Two Mile Lake (Latitude 51°46′N., Longitude 100°55′W.)
  • 25 
    Vermilion Reservoir
  • [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • West Blue Lake
  • West Goose Lake (52°13′N., 101°21′W.)
  • 28 
    William Lake (Latitude 49°02′N., Longitude 99°59′W.)
  • 29 
    Corstophine Lake (50°35′N., 100°12′W.)
  • 30 
    Pybus Lake (50°30′N., 100°11′W.)
  • 31 
    Antons Lake (50°16′N., 99°54′W.)
  • 32 
    Persse Lake (51°33′N., 101°25′W.)
  • SOR/92-174, s. 8
  • SOR/92-450, s. 8
  • SOR/93-39, s. 5(F)
  • SOR/94-55, s. 10
  • SOR/95-256, s. 16
  • SOR/97-249, s. 9
  • SOR/98-247, s. 24
  • SOR/2004-39, s. 5
  • SOR/2006-119, s. 9
  • SOR/2009-127, s. 4
  • SOR/2012-67, s. 3

SCHEDULE XIII(Section 31)Species in Respect of Which Spearfishing Is Prohibited

PART ISpecies in Respect of Which All Spearfishing Is Prohibited

  • 1 
    Arctic char
  • 2 
    Arctic grayling
  • 3 
    Brook trout
  • 4 
    Brown trout
  • 5 
    Cutthroat trout
  • 6 
    Lake sturgeon
  • 7 
    Largemouth bass
  • 8 
    Muskellunge
  • 9 
    Rainbow trout
  • 10 
    Smallmouth bass
  • 11 
    Splake

PART IISpecies in Respect of Which Spearfishing While Using Scuba Gear Is Prohibited

  • 1 
    Black crappie
  • 2 
    Channel catfish
  • 3 
    Goldeye
  • 4 
    Lake trout
  • 5 
    Lake whitefish
  • 6 
    Mooneye
  • 7 
    Northern pike
  • 8 
    Sauger
  • 9 
    Walleye

SCHEDULE XIV

[Repealed, SOR/88-190, s. 13]

SCHEDULE XV(Sections 40 to 43 and 45)

Annual Commercial Fishing Quotas and Close Times

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
WatersSpeciesAnnual QuotaClose Time
1Lake Winnipeg
  • (a) 3 000 000 kg

  • (a) April 1 to May 31

  • (b) 3 000 000 kg

  • (b) April 1 to May 31

  • (c) Lake whitefish

  • (c) 2 500 000 kg

  • (c) September 15 to October 31

  • (d) Lake sturgeon

  • (d) 500 000 kg

  • (d) May 15 to June 30

  • (e) All species not included in paragraphs (a) to (d)

  • (e) April 1 to May 31

2Cedar Lake
  • (a) 400 000 kg

  • (a) May 1 to May 31

  • (b) Lake whitefish

  • (b) 200 000 kg

  • (b) September 15 to October 31

  • (c) All species not included in paragraphs (a) and (b)

  • (c) May 1 to May 31

3Lake Manitoba
  • (a) 500 000 kg

  • (a) April 1 to May 31

  • (b) 500 000 kg

  • (b) April 1 to May 31

  • (c) Lake whitefish

  • (c) 500 000 kg

  • (c) September 15 to October 31

  • (d) All species not included in paragraphs (a) to (c)

  • (d) April 1 to May 31

4Lake Winnipegosis
  • (a) 200 000 kg

  • (a) April 1 to May 31

  • (b) 200 000 kg

  • (b) April 1 to May 31

  • (c) Lake whitefish

  • (c) 200 000 kg

  • (c) September 15 to October 31

  • (d) All species not included in paragraphs (a) to (c)

  • (d) April 1 to May 31

5All other bodies of water
  • (a) 2 000 000 kg

  • (a) May 1 to May 31

  • (b) Northern pike

  • (b) 2 000 000 kg

  • (b) April 1 to May 31

  • (c) 2 000 000 kg

  • (c) May 1 to May 31

  • (d) Lake whitefish

  • (d) 2 000 000 kg

  • (d) September 15 to October 31

  • (e) Lake sturgeon

  • (e) 1 000 000 kg

  • (e) May 15 to June 30

  • (f) Lake trout

  • (f) 1 000 000 kg

  • (f) September 1 to October 31

  • (g) All species not included in paragraphs (a) to (f)

  • (g) May 1 to May 31

  • SOR/99-189, s. 11
  • SOR/2011-194, s. 21

SCHEDULE XVI(Sections 54 and 55)

Designated Offences and Prescribed Fines

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
Description of OffenceProvision of these RegulationsFine
1Fishing in prescribed waters without permit13$200
1.1Possess more fish than the possession quota14(1)$100 plus $25 for each fish in excess of quota to a maximum of $1,000
1.2Possess fish of a size that does not comply with the size limit14(1)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
2Possession of live bait fish in prohibited areas15$200
3Possession of live fish eggs or live fish without permit16(1)$200
4Bring into Manitoba live fish or fish eggs of a specified species16(2)$250
5Possess in Manitoba live fish or fish eggs of a specified species16(2)$250
6Release into any waters of Manitoba live fish or fish eggs of a specified species16(2)$250
7Bring into Manitoba live fish, crayfish, leeches or salamanders for use as bait without permit16(3)$200
8Handle fish such that it spoils or is wasted16.1$100 plus $20 for each fish up to a maximum of $1,000
9Transport fish such that it spoils or is wasted16.1$100 plus $20 for each fish up to a maximum of $1,000
10Dispose of fish such that it spoils or is wasted16.1$100 plus $20 for each fish up to a maximum of $1,000
11Failure to release fish in least harmful manner17$50
12Release tagged or marked fish without permit18$50
13Fishing during the close time19(1)$200
13.1Catch and retain fish during the close time19(1)$200 plus $25 for each fish caught and retained to a maximum of $1,000
14Catch and retain more fish than the daily quota19(2)$100 plus $25 for each fish in excess of quota to a maximum of $1,000
15Catch and retain fish of a size that does not comply with the size limit19(2)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
16Possess more fish than the possession quota19(3)$100 plus $25 for each fish in excess of quota to a maximum of $1,000
17Possess fish of a size that does not comply with the size limit19(3)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
18Catch and retain more fish than the daily quota19(4)$100 plus $25 for each fish in excess of quota to a maximum of $1,000
19Catch and retain fish of a size that does not comply with the size limit19(4)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
20Possess more fish than the possession quota19(5)$100 plus $25 for each fish in excess of quota to a maximum of $1,000
21Possess fish of a size that does not comply with the size limit19(5)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
22Catch and retain more fish than the annual quota for the size limit19(6)$100 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
22.1Possess more fish than the annual quota for the size limit19(6)$100 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
23Take or attempt to take fish by snagging22(1)$150
24Take or attempt to take fish by snaring22(1)$150
25Take or attempt to take fish by clubbing22(1)$150
26Take or attempt to take fish by gaffing22(1)$150
27Take or attempt to take fish by using a trap net22(1)$150
28Use boat propelled other than by human or electric power for recreational fishing in specified waters23$75
29Possess fish dressed, packed or cut so that species cannot readily be identified24(1)(a)$75
30Possess fish dressed, packed or cut so that number cannot readily be counted24(1)(b)$75
31Possess fish dressed, packed or cut so that size cannot readily be determined24(1)(c)$75
32Angling in open water with more than a single line25(1)(a)$100
33Angling in ice-covered water with more than two lines25(1)(b)$100
34Angling with more than two hooks on line25(1)(c)$100
35Angling with spring-loaded hook25(1)(d)$100
36Use of prohibited fish for bait25(1)(e)$200
37Angling with other than barbless hook25(1)(f)$50
38Possession of other than barbless hook on end of fishing line25(2)$50
39Failure to keep line within sight26(a)$50
40Failure to stay within 50 m of ice-fishing line26(b)$50
41Use of natural bait on McHugh Lake28$50
42Spearfishing when not swimming30(a)$150
43Spearfishing with barbless spear30(c)$150
44Spearfishing for prohibited species31(1)$150
45Spearfishing for prohibited species using scuba gear31(2)$150
46Bow fishing for other than authorized species32(a)$150
47Bow fishing with other than authorized gear32(b)$150
48Bow fishing in the Red River between the dam at Lockport and a point 1 km downstream32(d)$150
49Bow fishing in the Saskatchewan River between the Grand Rapids Generating Station and a point 1 km downstream32(e)$150
50Engage in recreational fishing with dip net for other than authorized species33(1)$150
51[Repealed, SOR/2004-39, s. 6]
52Engage in recreational fishing with seine net or minnow trap for other than specified species34$150
53Catch and retain or possess more than four litres of bait fish while recreational fishing35$100
54Possess more than 180 live bait fish while recreational fishing35.1$100
55Engage in recreational fishing with oversized dip net36(a)$100
56Engage in recreational fishing with oversized seine net36(b)$100
57Engage in recreational fishing with oversized minnow trap36(c)$100
58Engage in recreational fishing with minnow trap not clearly marked36(d)$100
59Engage in recreational fishing by illegal method in specified waters37$100
60Fail to properly mark ice-fishing shelter38(a)$50
61Failure to remove ice-fishing shelter by specified date or when ordered38(b), (c)$150
62Sell fish not taken under specified licences39$500
63Trade fish not taken under specified licences39$500
64Barter fish not taken under specified licences39$500
65Offer to sell fish not taken under specified licences39$500
66Offer to trade fish not taken under specified licences39$500
67Offer to barter fish not taken under specified licences39$500
68Engage in commercial fishing during close time40$500
69Engage in commercial fishing by means of a net within 1.5 km of stream or river mouth51$250
  • SOR/89-180, ss. 24 to 27, 28(F)
  • SOR/90-302, ss. 19, 20, 21(F)
  • SOR/93-39, s. 7
  • SOR/98-247, ss. 25 to 28
  • SOR/99-427, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-107, s. 7
  • SOR/2004-39, s. 6

SCHEDULE XVII(Sections 13.1 and 13.2)

Fishing Restrictions for Certain Species

ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
WatersSpeciesClose Time
1That part of the Winnipeg River between the Manitoba — Ontario border and the Pine Falls Generating StationLake sturgeonJanuary 1 to December 31
2That part of the Nelson River and its tributaries from Whitemud Falls to Kelsey Generating Station including Duck and Sipiwesk LakesLake sturgeonJanuary 1 to December 31
3Any other waters
  • (a) December 31 to January 1

  • (b) December 31 to January 1

  • (c) Lake sturgeon

  • (c) December 31 to January 1

  • (d) Northern pike

  • (d) December 31 to January 1

  • (e) Lake whitefish

  • (e) December 31 to January 1

  • (f) Lake trout

  • (f) December 31 to January 1

  • (g) Any other species

  • (g) December 31 to January 1

  • SOR/95-518, s. 4
  • SOR/99-189, s. 12
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