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

Regulations are current to 2019-08-28 and last amended on 2017-06-09. Previous Versions

PART IVRecreational Fishing (continued)

[SOR/98-247, s. 8]

General Restrictions (continued)

  •  (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  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/93-39, s. 4]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 [Repealed, SOR/98-247, s. 11]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
 
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