There you are,
standing waist–deep in the Margaree River, known world-wide for its beauty and
salmon fishing. You can feel all your
stress and worries fade away with another cast of the line. Then, just as your Cosseboom hits the
surface, a 12 lb Atlantic Salmon raises before your eyes.
With 7,400 km of saltwater coastline, Nova Scotia is a sport fishing paradise with 6,700 lakes and 130 rivers offering a variety of sportfishing experiences for avid anglers and beginners. Whether you are looking for solitude or a fun family adventure; Sportfishing in Nova Scotia offers it all.
In the spring there is lots of action on the water for speckled, rainbow, brown trout and striped bass. As things warm up, fishing is great for smallmouth bass, white/yellow perch, chain pickerel, and mackerel. As the leaves start to fall, sportfishing opportunities continue for trout and the King Sportfish, Atlantic Salmon.
For great sportfishing information visit: www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing.
There are dozens of guides and outfitters all across the province to help you get the most out of your Nova Scotia fishing vacation. Let them lead you to the perfect pool on an inland river or take you out to sea to their secret spot for landing huge shark.
All the need-to-know info from bag limits to season closings to where to pick up a license can be found right here: http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing/angling/.
Tips for a great fishing trip:
- The Speckled Trout is Nova Scotia’s provincial fish. It’s the favourite species of Nova Scotia anglers followed by rainbow trout and smallmouth bass.
- The province hosts a Free Sportfishing Weekend early in June. Everyone can try their hand at fishing for two days with no license required. Bag limits still apply.
- There are 25 barrier-free sport fishing locations in the province for anglers with physical challenges.
- Take a class. Both the province and private operators are happy to teach new anglers the ways of the woods and waters.
View listings to find a fly fishing school or a deep sea charter.