Saskatchewan is home to many species of game fish. The most sought after game species are generally considered to be Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout. Due to colder waters, fish in Saskatchewan tend to have a slower growth rate than the same species further south. However, due to environmental factors including habitat and food sources, and lower fishing pressure, they are likely to live longer and grow larger. These factors are even more pronounced in northern areas where some bodies of water will see fewer than 100 anglers in a year.
There are many types of angling records, based on type of fishing tackle used, rod & reel, fly fishing, bow fishing, catch and keep vs catch and release and ice fishing vs open water fishing. The records we list below are all tackle, all methods records.
Please note, this page is not the official source for information on Saskatchewan angling records. The information gathered here is from several sources.
The angling records shown here are based on the weight of the fish. In recent years, a common practice has been to record the length and girth measurements of fish as opposed to weights as this places less stress on the fish and is usually a faster method leading to faster release to the water and lower fish mortality rates. Where available, we have included the lengths in the chart below.
Saskatchewan Provincial Angling Records
|Species||Record Weight||Length||Body of Water||Year Caught|
|Arctic Grayling||4lb 5oz||–||Fond du Lac River||1966|
|Brook Trout||7lb 5oz||–||Loch Leven||2004|
|Brown Trout||17lb 12oz||–||Piprell Lake||1987|
|Burbot||25lb 2oz||–||Lake Diefenbaker||2010|
|Channel Catfish||14lb 2oz||–||Qu’Appelle River||1998|
|–||22 lbs||35”||Crooked Lake||2016|
|Cutthroat Trout||6lb 10oz||–||Little Raspberry Lake||1996|
|Lake Trout||–||51″||Lake Athabasca||1995|
|Largemouth Bass||24″||–||Boundary Reservoir||–|
|Northern Pike||47lb 5oz||55.5”||Mirond Lake||2008|
|Sauger||7lb 13oz||–||South Saskatchewan River||1990|
|Splake||13lb 4oz||–||Fern Lake||1988|
|Lake Sturgeon||270lb 0oz||–||South Saskatchewan River||1962|
|Tiger Trout||5lb 15oz||–||Little Jackfish Lake||1998|
|Walleye||18lb 4.8oz||36.5”||Tobin Lake||2005|
|Lake Whitefish||11lb 8oz||–||Sturgeon Lake||1973|
|Yellow Perch||2lb 7.4oz||–||Pagan Lake||1991|
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