Manitoba

Anglers cast lines as fishing season officially opens in southern Manitoba

Fishing season officially opened on Manitoba waterways Saturday. In order to drop a line in the province, anglers need to first purchase a licence. Status Indians and Metis peoples are free to fish without licences.

All Manitobans need a licence to fish, save for youth under 16, Métis and status First Nations

William Temple takes a cast at The Forks Saturday. (CBC)

It's fishin' time in southern Manitoba.

Fishing season officially opened on Manitoba waterways Saturday.

In order to drop a line in the province, anglers need to first purchase a licence, save for status Indians and Métis harvesters.

William Temple was eager to take advantage of the first official day on the water Saturday. He set up on the shores of the Red River early in the morning in hopes of reeling in a big fish.

"I hear there's catfish in here, I hear there's carp, walleye, bullhead. Some of these fish I've never seen in my life," Temple said. "I don't really know what they look like or what kind of fight I'm going to get."

Fishing season kicks off for all other parts of the province May 21.

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