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Overnight Ice Fishing Is Now Permitted For Manitobans

Ice fishing is a common winter activity that many Manitobans enjoy doing all throughout winter. Ice fishing requires a licence in Manitoba, usually from mid-December to mid-March.

This December, the government of Manitoba announced that licensed Manitobans can now perform and enjoy overnight ice fishing. This is very good news for ice fishers since this winter activity requires quite some time since the fishers will have to wait for the fish, which could take hours of waiting and patience. Some ice fishers said that they had known about the news since November, and they have been preparing for it since then.

“Now we’re fully licenced and permitted up to do overnights out on Lake Winnipeg. We’ve got a few shacks right now, and two are going to be licensed for overnights. They’re camper-style, RV-style ice shacks with basically an RV furnace. They’re built to code. They’re built to be warm and comfortable and safe.” said Kannuk Outfitters, Matt Smith.

“Our government is committed to supporting environmentally sustainable tourism opportunities that provide economic and recreational benefits for Manitobans; authorizing tourism operators to market this unique service will expand access to world-class winter experiences, which is a priority identified in the Manitoba Tourism Strategy,” announced Minister Greg Nesbitt.

This permit to overnight fishing marks the start of a new beginning. Winter is very long in Manitoba, so allowing more options for the citizens will make winter more fun and bearable.


– Halla Alhamed, U Multicultural

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of U Multicultural

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