The “FREE” Manitoba Youth Angling Card was introduced to:

  • promote the benefits of recreational angling to Manitoba's youth;
  • include youth in programs that connect them to the environment
          and build self-esteem; and
  • compliment and enhance existing programs being undertaken
          through provincial partnerships.

  • Cards are available at most hardware and sporting good stores, fishing centres, lodges and other stores who sell angling licenses throughout the province. Kids can then register on-line to win incredible fishing prizes at Manitoba's new youth angling website.

    The youth angler website is Manitoba's portal to youth fishing programs throughout the province. There are on-line fishing games, stories, and a place to upload your favourite fishing photos. Once registered, you can keep in touch with what's happening!

    Manitoba Artist - Jackie St. Hilaire
        "Underwater Fun" by Jackie St. Hilaire

        Manitoba Youth Artist - Jackie St. Hilaire

        I decided to use pencil crayons because I thought with pencil crayons you
        can make more colours clash together. I drew alot of plants because Yellow
        Perch like handing around swampy and plant-filled places at the bottom of big

            Manitoba Youth Artist - Jackie St. Hilaire

    Landon Plett
    Titled "Yellow Perch"
    Anthony Francois
    Titled "Yellow Perch"
    Haley Stokotelny
    Titled "Decision Time"

       Enjoy the other Artwork Entries from kids throughout Manitoba under the 2011 Fish Artwork section below.

    Manitoba Artist - Jackie St. Hilaire

      On January 26, 2011 Manitoba
      artist Jackie St. Hilaire and her
      parents joined the Minister of
      Water Stewardship, Hon. Christine
      Melnick at the legislature.

    Contest Rules and Entry Form
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    2009 Winner - Ms. My Doan

    Fish Futures Inc.
    Fisheries Enhancement Fund
    Manitoba Fisheries
    Manitoba Wildlife Federation
    Manitoba Fly Fishers
    Intermountain Sport Fish
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    Youth Angler

    This fall Fish Futures Inc., in partnership with Manitoba Water Stewardship, will be holding the 4th annual Youth Angling Card artwork contest for the 2012 angling season. Manitoba artists from throughout the province between the ages of 10 and 15 will be able to submit a fish painting showing off their talents and skills.

    This year's fish species is rainbow trout and organizers are looking for artwork that depicts these fish in their natural environment.

    The winning design be used on the front cover of the 2012 Youth Angler Card and give the winner a year's worth of bragging rights.

    Entry forms are available on-line by clicking the icon at the download centre.

    Please ensure that the entry form is completed correctly with all the information requested.

    The entry form must accompany your painting when submitted.

    Paintings received without a completed entry form will not be entered into the contest.

    The Youth Angling Card artwork contest is open to all students who live in Manitoba and are between the ages of 10 and 15.

    Artwork Specifications:

  • Paintings must depict a rainbow trout in its
  • Paintings must measure 8.5" X 11" in size
  • No borders or frames
  • No signatures or markings on the painting
  • Paintings must be the contestant's own work

  • If the painting does not meet the above specifications, it will not be entered into the contest.


    All entries will be judged on the quality of the painting, artistic interpretation of the fish, background habitat, and originality.

    All artists will be required to write a short paragraph about their artwork.

    A panel of judges will determine the winning painting by concensus.


    Beginning September 1st, 2011, entries will be accepted. Only one entry per student. All paintings must be received by November 30th, 2011 - 12:00 pm (CST).

    Please submit your entry to:

    Manitoba Fisheries Branch
    Youth Angling Card Artwork Contest
    Box 20, 200 Saulteaux Crescent
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3W3
    Attention: Barb Lysack

    Unveiling: January, 2012

    The Youth Angling Card is made possible through the support of the Fisheries Enhancement Fund.