Angler Submissions

Help manage our fisheries and share your experiences

Our team works closely with other local user groups and Manitoba Fisheries Branch, by doing meaningful work with the common goal of ensuring sustainable fisheries and improving angling opportunities for now and the future. Want to be a part of managing our local fisheries? Is there something you would like seen or done to improve angling in the area? Participate in our Angler Surveys.

By filling out either the “General Questionnaire”, a “Daily Catch Forms” or a “Tagged Fish Form” you have the chance to win prizes from the Annual Angler Survey Draw (limit of one general questionnaire/angler and one daily catch form/daily fishing trip within the Duck/Porcupine Mountains and Parkland area between November  – October). Next draw deadline is October 31, 2021. Information provides vital feedback on fishing quality in the area and helps improve fisheries management. Each entry gives you an additional chance in the draw.

Angler Surveys

2021 Angler Survey Draw Prizes Include:

  • 1st GPS/Sonar Unit ($500 value)
  • 2nd Fishing Gear ($200 value)
  • 3rd Fishing Gear Gift Card ($100 value)

Angler Survey – General Questionnaire

  • Personal Information

  • Area Use Specific Questions

  • Check one or more
  • ie. # visits per year
  • Check one or more
  • When you go to the lake or parkland area, doing you mainly go there to fish?
  • (ie. Wellman Lake or Duck Mountains)
  • General Fishing Inquiries

  • approximate # of days per year
  • ie. spearfishing, fly fishing, minnow trapping
  • Fisheries Enhancement Questions

  • (Ten (10) dollars from every angling licence sold is dedicated to the Fish & Wildlife Enhancement Fund to support: Fisheries Development, Fish Habitat Rehabilitation/Enhancement, Fish Habitat Protection, Fish Stocking Assessment/Monitoring, Fisheries Research, Fisheries Education, Fisheries Outreach/Stewardship, Fisheries Compensation.
  • Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund (FWEF) was created to support fish and wildlife enhancement initiatives and government fish hatcheries
  • ie. support the purchase of the stamp only (10 dollars) if you were a senior, treaty, metis, youth. Additional note: the FWEF can accept donations from external sources.
  • Projects and Activities focused towards Fishing Education, Research and Enhancement
  • ie. Install fishing dock at Perch Lake, stock tiger trout in Joe’s Lake, lake assessments on Child’s Lake, create depths, rear walleye for stocking/transfers, develop black crappie fishery, or conduct youth angling days

Angler Survey – Daily Catch Form

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  • DD dash MM dash YYYY
    DAY/ MONTH/ YEAR (ie. 08/06/2015)
  • Lake, river, pond name
  • :
  • :
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.
    enter number as 1 or more
  • Scale: 1 – being poor, 10 – being excellent
  • Daily Catch

  • Please list your catch details by species caught ie. Walleye: caught six: 4 walleye were released (sizes 26″, 22″, 19″, 27″) 2 walleye kept (sizes 17″, 16″). Pike: caught ten: released all (all sizes approximately 18″). If you caught any tagged fish please fill out a tagged fish submission. Also indicate if you caught no fish.

Thank you to all our participants over the years. Annual reports summarizing the surveys can be found on the “Research” page

  • 2020 Winners: Lyndon Maurer (Regina, SK), Lyndsey, Perchaluk (Roblin, MB), Lori Robinson (Neepawa, MB)
  • 2019 Winners: Brian Minish (Swan River, MB), Jill Shaw (Swan River, MB), Trevor Hominick (Brandon, MB), Robert Stock (Swan River, MB)
  • 2018 Winners: Marcel Gosselin (Winnipeg, MB), Norm Durand (Winnipeg, MB), Charles Brown (Winnipeg, MB)
  • 2017 Winners: Mike Hlady (Dauphin, MB), Darren Chmeloski (Swan River, MB), Ross Tressel (Yorkton, SK)
  • 2016 Winners:  Ruth & Paul Clark (Winnipeg, MB), Harvey Sawchuk Brandon, MB) and Norm Bruce (Swan River, MB)
  • 2015 Winners: Kris Martin (Swan River, MB), Ellen Riehl (Swan River, MB) and Harvey Sawchuk (Brandon, MB)

Tagged Fish

In the past, Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement initiated several projects where many fish were tagged. Floy tags, as seen here, provide a “name” for the fish. Tags vary in color and size but all have a number. Beneficial information can be collected through recapture of tagged fish. It is important that anglers leave the tags intact if tagged fish are being released. Whether fish are released or kept, providing the following information is beneficial! You can find more information about local studies on the “Research” page.

Tagged Fish Form