Anglers Continue To Flock To Northern Lakes

Tuesday, January 02, 2007 at 14:40



A new study from Saskatchewan Environment shows that hunting and angling revenues make up a big portion of provincial tourism spending.


Spokesman Rick Bates says of the estimated $1.4 billion spent annually by tourists, angling and hunting generate approximately $307 million each year.


Bates says outfitters, hunters and anglers spend an estimated $89 million annually in northern Saskatchewan alone — and he says the industry shows no signs of slowing down.


He notes approximately 120,000 Saskatchewan residents over the age of 16 bought fishing licences last year.


Bates says another 21,000 Canadians and 19,000 international tourists also came to the province last year to fish.