Pack up your rod and reel, but you can leave your wallet at home, for Saskatchewan’s annual summer free fishing weekend.
Anglers won’t have to buy licences July 14 or July 15 to fish in any of the province’s public waters that are open for sport fishing.
This year will see expert Saskatchewan fishermen Jason and Jeff Matity offering free clinics to teach novices skills like identifying fish species, cleaning and filleting and how to pack a tackle box.
Clinics run at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Douglas and Moose Mountain provincial parks on July 14 and at the Buffalo Pound and Echo Valley parks on July 15.
There are, however, still some restrictions in place for the weekend.
Free fishing weekend does not apply in national parks and rules around catch limits, gear restrictions and size limits all still apply.
Those wanting to take their catch out of the province will still have to buy a licence.