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Stitched up and ready to go, a channel catfish is about to be released June 3 after a transmitter unit was surgically implanted June 3 on the Manitoba side of the Red River. (Photo: Connor Chance-Ossowski)

Red River roundup fishing

Great strides have been made in promoting the Red River’s recreational potential in the past two decades. Amenities ranging from new boat ramps to canoe and kayak rentals now are available, but it’s a safe bet a large segment of people who live along the river still don’t realize or …

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Rare albino catfish in the Red River.

After 30 years of catfishing, a Manitoba fishing guide finally landed his great white whale over the weekend. His client hooked a rare albino catfish in the Red River. On Sunday, Blackwater Cats Outfitter owner Donovan Pearase and some clients were fishing for about four hours and had caught quite a few good-sized fish …

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Free fishing weekend includes Manitoba’s provincial parks

People across Manitoba won’t let a few showers keep them out of the water for the annual free family fishing weekend. Anglers can cast a line without a licence on Saturday and Sunday. “This weekend, we encourage Manitobans and visitors to our province to get out and enjoy the great outdoors …

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We get a taste of ‘Catfish Heaven’ on the Red

I stood there braced in Brad Durick’s G3 riverboat trying to muscle in yet another Red River catfish. Durick stood poised with the landing net on my brother, Dean’s side of the boat. This scenario had been playing out over the past two hours. I couldn’t help but think: “If …

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St. Laurent hoping to revive plans for fish processor

A Winnipeg company wants to build a fish-processing plant near St. Laurent that would create more than 100 new jobs and help revive the commercial fishing industry on Lake Manitoba. Although the proposal by CDF Community Development First has been in the planning and discussion stages for years, it has …

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