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Fishers thrilled with long season on the water

People who love to fish are thrilled with the warmer temperatures that have graced Manitoba this fall. It means an extended season for those who can’t get enough on the water. Lake Winnipeg and the Red River still haven’t frozen. Even in late November, Garther Cheung and Lee Nolden are …

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Manitoba fishing derby nets big catch

The Manitoba Real Estate Association Shelter Foundation’s Hooked on Shelter Fishing Derby reeled in $5,250 for shelter charities recently. Donna Kirsch of Winnipeg’s Gateway Real Estate exceeded her goal in her first year organizing the derby. The event has raised more than $60,000 over the past decade. Read more here:

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Mediators working with fishers to end Freshwater monopoly

The Manitoba government has hired Signature Mediation to develop the new process that will allow Manitoba fishers to withdraw from the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation and independently market their own harvest, Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced Monday. “We made a commitment to allow fishers to market their own catch …

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Bill Pollock holding a brown trout from West Goose Lake.

Manitoba’s rivers are ripe for the picking in the fall

The right winds and clear waters can lay the foundations for a prolific fishing season My friend Don Delorme yelled, “check this out, guys.” As we quickly moved to the side of the boat to see what all the excitement was about, an amazing scene was playing out in the …

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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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