SVSFE is a local non-profit organization dedicated to “Giving Fish a Helping Hand”. The main focus of our organization is fisheries education, enhancement and research. 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.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Angler Surveys.
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)!
By filling out either the “General Questionnaire” or “Daily Catch Forms” you have the chance to win prizes from the 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, 2018. 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.
2018 Angler Survey Draw Prizes Include:
1st GPS/Sonar Unit
2nd Fly Tackle
3rd $100 towards Fishing Gear
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. Telemetry tags are larger and placed on the dorsal (top) of the fish. These tags make it possible to track fish movement indicating habitat requirements and fish behaviour. 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 under programs and research.