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

Regulations are current to 2024-02-20 and last amended on 2023-04-01. Previous Versions

Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987

SOR/87-509

FISHERIES ACT

Registration 1987-08-14

Manitoba Fishery Regulations, 1987

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.

 [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 2]

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)

    angling licence

    angling licence means a licence that authorizes the holder to engage in recreational fishing; (permis de 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)

    cast netting

    cast netting means fishing by means of a cast net; (pêche à l’épervier)

    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    conservation angling licence[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 3]

    Department

    Department means the Department of Natural Resources and Northern Development of Manitoba; (ministère)

    derby

    derby[Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 1]

    dip net

    dip net[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 3]

    dip netting

    dip netting means fishing by means of a dip net; (pêche à l’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[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 3]

    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[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 3]

    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 provincial Act; (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]

    minnow trapping

    minnow trapping means fishing by means of a minnow trap; (pêche au piège à ménés)

    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 Act

    provincial Act means the Fisheries Act (Manitoba), C.C.S.M. c. F90; (loi provinciale)

    provincial Minister

    provincial Minister means the Minister of the Government of Manitoba who is responsible for the administration of the provincial Act; (ministre provincial)

    recreational fishing

    recreational fishing means fishing by dip netting, cast 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 whose primary residence is in Manitoba and who has lived in Manitoba for a period of at least 6 consecutive months during the 12 months before the day on which they

    • (a) apply for a licence; or

    • (b) engage in fishing, if they are authorized to fish without a licence; (résident du Manitoba)

    rough fish

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

    seine netting

    seine netting means fishing by means of a seine net; (pêche à la seine)

    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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 3

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 provincial Act.

  • (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.

  •  (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 their licence.

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

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 3]

  •  (1) 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 their person; and

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

  • (2) The holder of an angling licence may comply with subsection (1) by carrying and producing an electronic version of the licence.

 Every person to whom a licence, other than an angling licence, has been issued shall

  • (a) sign their name in the space provided for that purpose; or

  • (b) affix their mark in the space provided for that purpose in the presence of a witness who attests to the affixing of the mark.

 A licence is not valid if

  • (a) it is issued on the basis of false information;

  • (b) the correct date of issue is not entered on the licence; or

  • (c) in the case of a licence other than an angling licence, the requirements of section 10 have not been met.

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 under the Act or the provincial Act, no person shall possess fish of a species set out in an item of Schedule XI if the size of the fish does not comply with the size limit, or the amount possessed exceeds the possession quota, set out in that item.

  • (2) [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 8]

  • (3) Subsection (1) does 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.

 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 under the provincial Act or by a Live Fish Handling Permit.

  • (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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 9

Spoilage of Fish

  •  (1) If a fish is caught by fishing, no person shall handle, transport or dispose of it in a way that will result in the spoilage or waste of the fish.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of rough fish caught by a person engaged in commercial fishing.

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) For the purpose of subsection (1), the close times set out in Schedule X are considered to be fixed separately and individually for each method of recreational fishing and for each species.

  • (3) No person engaged in recreational fishing shall, on any day, catch and retain fish of a species set out in an item of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item if the size of the fish does not comply with the size limit, or the amount caught and retained exceeds the daily quota, set out in that item.

  • (4) No person engaged in recreational fishing shall, on any day, possess fish of a species set out in an item of Schedule XI from the waters set out in that item if the size of the fish does not comply with the size limit, or the amount possessed exceeds the possession quota, set out in that item.

  • (5) [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 11]

  • (6) [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 11]

  • (7) A person who is not a resident of Manitoba and is under 16 years of age must, while engaged in recreational fishing,

    • (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 who is authorized under the provincial Act to engage in recreational fishing without a licence.

  • (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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 11

 [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;

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

  • (g) West Watjask Lake (51°39′ N., 101°27′ W.).

  •  (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 unless they are swimming and using a barbed spear.

  •  (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, Cast Netting, Seine Netting and Minnow Trapping

[
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 14
]
  •  (1) Subject to subsections (1.1) and (2), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall use a dip net, cast net, seine net or minnow trap to fish for any species of fish except bait fish or common carp.

  • (1.1) Subject to subsection (2), no person engaged in recreational fishing shall use a dip net, cast net, seine net or minnow trap to fish for any species of fish in

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

    • (b) stocked trout lakes; or

    • (c) stocked trout streams.

  • (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]

 [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 16]

 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;

  • (a.1) a cast net, the area of which is greater than 3 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.

 [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 18]

Ice Fishing

  •  (1) A person placing an ice-fishing shelter on any ice-covered waters shall, if the shelter is left unattended, mark the following information clearly on the outside of the shelter in block letters at least 5 cm in height:

    • (a) their full name or the customer identification number indicated on their angling licence; and

    • (b) their phone number.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), the person shall remove the shelter from the ice-covered waters

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

    • (b) on or before March 15, in the case of the waters of Area B of the Southern Division;

    • (c) on or before March 31, in the case of the waters of the Southern Division other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) and (b); or

    • (d) on or before April 15, in the case of any waters other than those referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c).

  • (3) The person shall remove the shelter from the ice-covered waters at the direction of the fishery officer if the officer informs them that ice break-up appears imminent.

  • 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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 19

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 provincial Act.

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 trout1.21.52.5
    2Lake whitefish1.11.22.2
    3Northern pike1.21.52.5
    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 common carp, goldfish and carmine shiners
  • 4 
    Mudminnows
  • 5 
    Sculpins
  • 6 
    Sticklebacks
  • 7 
    Suckers, except bigmouth buffalo
  • 8 
    Trout-perches

SCHEDULE II

[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 24]

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 common carp
  • 4 
    Suckers, except bigmouth buffalo

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

PART I

Stocked 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 
    [Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 26]
  • 8 
    Bower Lake
  • 9 
    Camp Lake (Latitude 49°43′N., Longitude 95°11′W.)
  • 10 
    Childs Lake
  • 11 and 12 
    [Repealed, SOR/2003-107, s. 5]
  • 13 
    Crater Lake
  • 14 
    Digney Lake
  • 15 
    Dorothy Pond
  • 16 
    East Blue Lake
  • 16.01 
    East Goose Lake (Latitude 51°13′N., Longitude 101°21′N.)
  • 16.1 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 7]
  • 17 
    Eternal Springs
  • 18 
    Footprint Lake
  • 19 
    Gass Lake
  • 20 
    Gemmell Lake
  • 20.1 
    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]
  • 29.1 
    Hidden Lake
  • 30 
    Hunt Lake
  • 31 
    Kormans Lake
  • 32 
    Lac du Bonnet Ponds
  • 32.1 
    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
  • 36.01 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 3]
  • 36.1 
    Lundar Pond
  • 37 
    Lyons Lake
  • 38 
    McHugh Lake
  • 39 
    Mid Lake
  • 39.1 
    Milner Ridge Pond
  • 39.2 
    Mirror Lake
  • 40 
    Nick Lake
  • 41 
    O’Hanly Pond
  • 41.1 
    Olson Lake
  • 42 
    One Lake
  • 43 
    One Portage Lake
  • 43.1 
    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
  • 47.1 and 48 
    [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]
  • 53.01 
    Snail Lake
  • 53.1 
    Spear Lake
  • 54 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 3]
  • 55 
    Strawberry Pond
  • 56 
    Tokaruk Lake (Latitude 50°39′N., Longitude 100°33′W.)
  • 56.1 
    Tower Pond (51°03′N., 96°46′W.)
  • 57 
    Tugby Lake
  • 57.1 
    Twin Lakes (51°33′N., 101°27′W.)
  • 58 
    Two Lake
  • 58.1 
    Two Mile Lake (Latitude 51°46′N., Longitude 100°55′W.)
  • 58.2 
    Vermilion Reservoir
  • 58.3 
    Vini Lake
  • 59 
    Wasp Lake
  • 60 
    Webster Lake
  • 60.1 
    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.)
  • 76 
    West Blue Lake (51°36′N., 100°56′W.)
  • 77 
    Tees Lake (51°33′N., 101°26′W.)
  • 78 
    Elgin Reservoir (49°26′N., 100°14′W.)

PART II

Stocked 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]
  • 4 and 5 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 5]
  • 6 
    Fisher River
  • 7 
    Garland River
  • 7.1 
    Goose River (54°19′N., 101°48′W.), from the water control structure downstream to Goose Lake
  • 8 
    Kinch Creek
  • 9 
    [Repealed, SOR/2008-98, s. 5]
  • 10 
    [Repealed, SOR/94-55, s. 5]
  • 10.1 
    North Duck River
  • 11 and 12 
    [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 III

Stocked 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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 26
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 27
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 28

SCHEDULE VI(Subsection 2(3))

Common and Scientific Names

ItemColumn IColumn II
Common NameScientific Name
1Arctic charSalvelinus alpinus
2Arctic graylingThymallus arcticus
2.1Bigmouth buffaloIctiobus cyprinellus
2.2Black bullheadAmeiurus melas
3Black crappiePomoxis nigromaculatus
3.1BluegillLepomis macrochirus
4BowfinAmia calva
5Brook troutSalvelinus fontinalis
5.1Brown bullheadAmeiurus nebulosus
6Brown troutSalmo trutta
6.1BurbotLota lota
7[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 29]
8Catfishmembers of the family Ictaluridae
9Channel catfishIctalurus punctatus
10Ciscoesmembers of the subgenus Leucichthys of the trout family Salmonidae
10.1Common carpCyprinus carpio (not including members of the subspecies koi)
11Crayfishmembers of the family Cambaridae
12Cutthroat troutOncorhynchus clarki
13Dartersmembers of the subfamily Etheostomatinae
13.01Freshwater drumAplodinotus grunniens
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
32.1PumpkinseedLepomis gibbosus
33Rainbow troutOncorhynchus mykiss
34Rock bassAmbloplites rupestris
35Salamandersmembers of the order Caudata
36SaugerSander canadensis
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
47WalleyeSander vitreus
48Walking catfishClarais batrachus
48.1White bassMorone chrysops
49Yellow perchPerca flavescens
50Zebra musselDreissena polymorpha

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
  • 3 to 5 
    [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 (2) and 29(1))

Recreational Fishing Close Times

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
ItemWatersSpeciesProhibited MethodClose Time
1The waters of the Northeast DivisionAny speciesAnyDecember 31 to January 1
2The waters of the Northwest Division
  • (a) Walleye and sauger

AnyMay 1 to the third Friday in May
  • (b) Lake sturgeon

AnyMay 1 to June 30
  • (c) Any other species

AnyDecember 31 to January 1
3The waters of the North Central Division
  • (a) Walleye and sauger

AnyMay 1 to the third Friday in May
  • (b) Lake sturgeon

AnyMay 1 to June 30
  • (c) Any other species

AnyDecember 31 to January 1
4The waters of the Southern Division, other than those referred to in items 5 to 7
  • (a) Walleye and sauger

AnyThe first Monday in April to the second Friday in May
  • (b) Lake trout

AnySeptember 15 to October 31
  • (c) Lake sturgeon

AnyMay 1 to June 15
  • (d) Any other species

AnyDecember 31 to January 1
5Red River between St. Andrews Lock and Dam (Lockport) and Lake Winnipeg, including its tributaries to the first impassable barrier
  • (a) Lake sturgeon

AnyThe first Monday in April to June 15
  • (b) Any other species

AnyThe first Monday in April to the second Friday in May
6Assiniboine River downstream of the Portage Diversion to Highway 240
  • (a) Lake sturgeon

AnyThe first Monday in April to June 15
  • (b) Any other species

AnyThe first Monday in April to the second Friday in May
7Dauphin Lake and its tributaries, excluding the Vermilion ReservoirAny speciesAnyApril 1 to the second Friday in May
  • 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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 32

SCHEDULE XI(Subsections 14(1) and 19(3) and (4))

Daily Quotas, Possession Quotas and Size Limits

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IVColumn V
ItemSpeciesWatersDaily QuotaPossession QuotaSize Limit
1Arctic charIn any Division88Any size
2Arctic graylingIn any Division33None longer than 40 cm
3Bigmouth buffaloIn any Division00Any size
4Black crappieIn any Division66None longer than 35 cm
5Bluegill and pumpkinseed, in the aggregateIn any Division1010Any size
6Brook troutIn any Division11None longer than 45 cm
7Brown bullhead and black bullhead, in the aggregateIn any Division2525Any size
8BurbotIn any Division66None longer than 70 cm
9Channel catfishIn any Division44None longer than 60 cm
10Freshwater drumIn any Division1010None longer than 60 cm
11Freshwater musselsIn any Division2525Any size
12Goldeye and mooneye, in the aggregateIn any Division1010Any size
13Lake sturgeonIn any Division00Any size
14Lake troutIn any Division11None longer than 65 cm
15Lake whitefishIn any Division1010Any size
16Largemouth bassIn any Division00Any size
17MuskellungeIn any Division00Any size
18Northern pikeIn any Division44None longer than 75 cm
19Rock bassIn any Division66Any size
20Smallmouth bassIn any Division44None longer than 45 cm
21Stocked trout (brook, brown, cutthroat, rainbow, splake, arctic char), in the aggregateIn any Division33Only 1 longer than 45 cm and none longer than 60 cm
22Walleye and sauger, in the aggregateIn any Division44None longer than 55 cm
23White bassIn any Division1010Any size
24Yellow perchIn any Division2525Any size
25Any other speciesIn 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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 32

SCHEDULE XI.1

[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 32]

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

  • 1 and 2 
    [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
  • 11 and 12 
    [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.)
  • 20 and 21 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 22 
    Shilliday Lake
  • 23 
    Spear Lake
  • 23.1 
    Twin Lakes (51°33′N., 101°27′W.)
  • 24 
    Two Mile Lake (Latitude 51°46′N., Longitude 100°55′W.)
  • 25 
    Vermilion Reservoir
  • 26 and 27 
    [Repealed, SOR/97-249, s. 9]
  • 27.1 
    West Blue Lake
  • 27.2 
    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.)
  • 33 
    Lac du Bonnet Ponds (50°17′N., 96°01′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
  • SOR/2023-28, s. 33

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

PART I

Species 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 II

Species 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 and 41, subsection 42(1), section 43 and subsection 45(1))

Annual Commercial Fishing Quotas and Close Times

Column IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
ItemWatersSpeciesAnnual QuotaClose Time
1Lake Winnipeg
  • (a) Walleye, sauger and lake whitefish, in the aggregate

6 100 000 kgApril 1 to May 31
  • (b) Any other species, except lake sturgeon

UnlimitedApril 1 to May 31
2Cedar Lake
  • (a) Walleye, sauger, lake whitefish and goldeye, in the aggregate

496 000 kgMay 1 to May 31
  • (b) Any other species, except lake sturgeon

UnlimitedMay 1 to May 31
3Lake Manitoba
  • (a) Walleye and sauger, in the aggregate

907 200 kgApril 1 to May 31
  • (b) Any other species, except lake sturgeon

UnlimitedApril 1 to May 31
4Lake Winnipegosis
  • (a) Walleye

270 000 kgNovember 1 to May 31
  • (b) Any other species, except lake sturgeon

UnlimitedApril 1 to May 31
5All other bodies of water
  • (a) Walleye and sauger, in the aggregate

2 000 000 kgMay 1 to May 31
  • (b) Northern pike

2 000 000 kgApril 1 to May 31
  • (c) Lake whitefish

2 000 000 kgApril 1 to May 31
  • (d) Any other species, except lake sturgeon

UnlimitedApril 1 to May 31

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(1)$100 plus $20 for each fish up to a maximum of $1,000
9Transport fish such that it spoils or is wasted16.1(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(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(3)$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(3)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
16Possess more fish than the possession quota19(4)$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(4)$50 plus $25 for each fish to a maximum of $1,000
18[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
19[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
20[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
21[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
22[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
22.1[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
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$150
43Spearfishing with barbless spear30$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, cast net, seine net or minnow trap for other than authorized species33(1)$150
51Engage in recreational fishing by illegal method in specified waters33(1.1)$100
52[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
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
55.1Engage in recreational fishing with oversized cast net36(a.1)$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
59[Repealed, SOR/2023-28, s. 35]
60Fail to properly mark ice-fishing shelter38(1)$50
61Failure to remove ice-fishing shelter by specified date or when ordered38(2), (3)$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

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) Walleye

  • (a) December 31 to January 1

  • (b) Sauger

  • (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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