As temperatures warm up, ice fishing is ramping down in southern Manitoba.

Natural Resources and Northern Development Minister Scott Fielding says as of 11:59 p.m. on April 3rd, the recreational ice fishing season is closed for the year in the southern fishing division.

"As the ice fishing season in southern Manitoba comes to a close, I encourage everyone to enjoy these last remaining days of the season," says Fielding, in a media release. "After a very long winter, spring break is a great opportunity for Manitoba families to get out and enjoy the outdoors. I encourage everyone to explore our province’s world-class fisheries."

With the temperature warming up quickly, you're reminded to be extra careful if you are planning one last trip out. Anglers are asked to check for deteriorating conditions as temperatures around the area are expected to be above zero this weekend.

You can also pick up your angling licences for summer as of April 1st. That season starts on May 14 in the southern fishing division. All anglers are required to obtain an angling licence to fish in Manitoba, unless exempt or fishing within a federal park. Angling licences must be printed, signed and carried while fishing.

For more information on all provincial fishing regulations, refer to the Manitoba Anglers’ Guide 2022, available online at or in stores where angling licences are sold.

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