Anglers will be able to cast a line almost anywhere in the province this weekend, without having to purchase a license. Saskatchewan's free fish weekend is on July 14th and 15th.

Fishery Biologist, Murray Koob, said it's a great event people should take advantage of, "It is part of a national initiative, all provinces participate in providing free fishing opportunities throughout the year. Really, the motive behind it is to let people experience the sport of fishing and enjoy the outdoors."

Koob noted that anglers will still have to follow the rules in place, "The limits are the same. All the other rules and regulations that apply throughout the year still apply on the weekend even though you're not fishing without a license."

There are also a few exceptions to the weekend. "National parks, it doesn't apply. It does apply to all public waters that are open to sport fishing," Koob said anglers hoping to hit Cypress Hills Inter-provincial Park, Grasslands National Park or the Prince Albert National Park will need a license.

Anyone planning on taking fish out of the province must also purchase a license for the weekend.

More information on limits or regulations for specific water bodies can be found in the 2018 Anglers' Guide.

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