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, 2020. 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.
2020 Angler Survey Draw Prizes Include:
- 1st GPS/Sonar Unit ($500 value)
- 2nd Fishing Gear ($200 value)
- 3rd Fishing Gear Gift Card ($100 value)
Thank you to all our participants over the years. Annual reports summarizing the surveys can be found on the “Research” page
- 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)
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.