Sportfishing Guides

Recreational fishing in Nova Scotia is among the best in Canada. To help the public enjoy this sport, the department offers a list of licensed fishing guides, sorted into six different areas.

Refer to the map, and then click on the area number in the list below for fishing guides in each area.

Nova Scotia Fishing Guides Map

Contact Information

Recreational Fishing Area 1 - Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond & Victoria
Guide: Rannie Gillis Species:
1107 Hwy 327 Prime Brook, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1L 1E5
(902) 564-6404 / (902) 234-2626 (cell)
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Ed McCarty Species:
R.R. # 1
Little Narrows, Nova Scotia, B0E 1T0
(902) 756-2442
Email: ed.mccarty@gmail.com
  • Atlantic salmon
  • and Saltwater species

* Fly casting instruction equipment rental

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Guide: Earl Rudderham Species:
3499 Long Island Rd., Barrachois Hbr., Nova Scotia, B1Y 3N1
(902) 871-2549 or (902) 871-2171
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • and Saltwater species
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Guide: Ed Woodsworth Species:
C.B. Fly Fishing Adventures
441 Hillsroad, Albert Bridge, Nova Scotia, B1K 3G3
Email: edy@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
Website: www.cbflyfishing.com
Guide: David Udle Species:
6061 East Bay Hwy, Ben Eoin, Nova Scotia, B1J 1P8
(902) 567-7012 (phone) / (902) 567-1737 (fax)
Email: daveudle@hotmail.com
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bruce Murphy & Ken Timmons Species:
Rugged Highland Outfitters
R.R. # 1 South West Margaree, Inverness Co., Nova Scotia, B0E 3H0
(902) 248-2292 (phone/fax) or (902) 295-1608 / 227-0204
Email: brmurphy@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled trout

* Highland tours, Sight-seeing, etc.

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Guide: Patrick LeBlanc Species:
PO Box 843 Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, B0E 1H0
(902) 224-2254 (phone/fax)
Email: brmurphy@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled/Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Werner Buchhofer Species:
Margaree Lodge Ltd.
PO Box 550 Margaree Forks, Nova Scotia, B0E 2A0
(902) 248-2193 (phone) / (902) 248-2170 (fax)
Email: werner@margareelodge.com
  • Speckled trout
  • Atlantic salmon
Website: www.margareelodge.com ; www.margareeguiding.com
Guide: Joseph S. Chiasson Species:
Chiasson Riverview Cabins
R.R. # 1 Margaree Harbor, Nova Scotia, B0E 2B0
(902) 235-2787
  • Speckled trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Wayne Budge Species:
Highland Guide Service
P.O. Box 128 Neil's Harbour, Nova Scotia, B0C 1N0
(902) 336-2798 (phone) / (902) 336-2317 (fax)
Email: w.budge@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled/Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon

* Provides rods/reels, waders, flies, fishing license & lunch.

Website: www.waynesfishing.com
Guide: Leonard Forsyth Species:
R.R. # 1 Margaree Valley, Inverness Co., Nova Scotia, B0E 2C0
(902) 248-2278 (phone/fax)
Email: lenc.forsyth@seasidehighspeed.com
  • Speckled trout
  • Atlantic salmon

* Sight-seeing tours; Cape Breton Highlands

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Guide: David Baillie Species:
79 Catherine Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B1A 2K1
(902) 371-2319
Email: dave_baillie3000@hotmail.com
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: George Taylor Species:
4011 St.Margarets Bay Rd., Hubley, Nova Scotia, B3Z 1C2
(902) 876-1968 (home) / (902) 490-4585 (work)
Email: taylorg@halifax.ns.ca
  • Speckled and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Don MacLean Species:
6739 Sunrise Trail, R.R. #3, Pictou, Nova Scotia, B0K 1H0
(902) 485-3472
Email: oldtrout@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Chain pickerel
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Guide: Lorne Redmond Species:
PO Box 1457, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, B0T 1K0
(902) 354-4230 (phone) / (902) 350-0565 (cell)
Email: blredmond@yahoo.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Saltwater species

July & April

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Guide: Paul MacDonald Species:
R.R. # 2 Martins Point, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, B0J 2E0
(902) 627-2568
Email: paulrita2001@yahoo.com
  • Speckled and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
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Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bill Curry Species:
Tight Lines Guide Service
PO Box 44 Port Maitland, Nova Scotia, B0W 2V0
(902) 649-2428 (phone/fax)
Email: flyfish@tightlines.ca
  • Speckled/Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Saltwater species
  • Smallmouth bass
  • and other freshwater species

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment & instruction available.

Website: www.tightlines.ca
Guide: David Hartlin Species:
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia, B0N 1H0
(902) 883-0126
Email: davidhartlin@eastlink.ca
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Striped Bass
  • and Shad

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment & instruction available.

Website: www.davidhartlin.com
Guide: Greg Ross Species:
Ross Family Adventures
770 Hatchery Road, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia, B0E 2C0
(902) 248-2144 (phone) / (902) 248-2692 (fax)
Email: rossfamilyadventures@yahoo.com
  • Speckled trout
  • and Atlantic salmon

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment & instruction available.

Website: www.rossfamilyadventures.com
Recreational Fishing Area 2 - Antigonish, Guysborough & Pictou
Guide: George Boyle / Dale Trenholm Species:
Zappa Charters
RR # 1 Afton, Nova Scotia, B0H 1A0
Ph: (902) 386-2669 / (902) 386-2037
Email: the-tuna-hunter@live.com
  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
Website: zappacharters.com
Guide: George Taylor Species:
4011 St.Margarets Bay Rd.
Hubley, Nova Scotia, B3Z 1C2
(902) 876-1968 (H)
(902) 490-4585 (W)
Email: taylorg@halifax.ns.ca
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bill Meekins Species:
JABS Guide Service
2516 Camden Rd.
Truro, N.S. B2N 5B2
(902) 895-3532
  • Speckled & Brown trout
  • Other freshwater species
  • Saltwater species
* Fly fishing instruction; trout ponds
on site; family pkgs; licenses &
equipment available
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Guide: Don MacLean Species:
6739 Sunrise Trail, R.R. #3
Pictou, NS B0K 1H0
(902) 485-3472
Email: oldtrout@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled, Rainbow and Brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Chain pickerel
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Guide: Paul MacDonald Species:
R.R. # 2 Martins Point
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
(902) 627-2568
Email: paulrita2001@yahoo.com
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Tony Kennedy Species:
7395 Hwy 289
Upper Stewiacke, NS B0N 2P0
(902) 671-2976 PH
(902) 671-2111 FAX
Email: kennedy3@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Gerald Hardy Species:
R.R. # 1 Sheet Harbour
N.S. B0J 3B0
(902) 885-2855
Email: gdhardy@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bill Curry Species:
Tight Lines Guide Service
PO Box 44 Port Maitland
NS B0W 2V0
Ph/Fax: (902) 649-2428
Email: flyfish@tightlines.ca
  • Speckled, brown & rainbow trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Saltwater species
  • Smallmouth bass
  • and other freshwater species

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment
& instruction available

Website: www.tightlines.ca
Guide: David Doggett Species:
Dave's Guiding Service
34 Hollingsworth Dr.
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 229-0191
Email: novascotiaguide@gmail.com
  • Speckled and Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Atlantic salmon
  • chain pickerel
  • and Saltwater species
Website: www.novascotiafishingguide.com
Guide: David Hartlin Species:
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 1H0
(902) 883-0126
Email: davidhartlin@eastlink.ca
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Striped Bass
  • and Shad
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Recreational Fishing Area 3 - Halifax & Lunenburg
Guide: George Taylor Species:
4011 St.Margarets Bay Rd.
Hubley, N.S. B3Z 1C2
(902) 876-1968 (H)
(902) 490-4585 (W)
taylorg@halifax.ns.ca
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
Guide: Scott Hemming Species:
Grand Lake Fishing Charters
902-497-5496

  • Small mouth bass
  • Striped bass
  • Pickerel
Website: www.grandlakefishing.ca
Guide: Donald Barnes Species:
R.R. # 2
Sherbrooke, N.S.
B0J 3C0
Ph: (902) 522-2499
  • Speckled, Brown
    Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Mackeral
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Guide: Bill Meekins Species:
ABS Guide Service
2516 Camden Rd.
Truro, N.S. B2N 5B2
(902) 895-3532
  • Speckled & Brown trout
  • Other freshwater species
  • Saltwater species

* Fly fishing instruction; trout
ponds on site; family pkgs;
licenses & equipment available

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Guide: David Baillie Species:
79 Catherine Street
Glace Bay, NS B1A 2K1
(902) 371-2319
Email: dave_baillie3000@hotmail.com
  • Speckled & Rainbow trout
  • Brown trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Paul MacDonald Species:
R.R. # 2 Martins Point
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
(902) 627-2568
Email: paulrita2001@yahoo.com
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Gerald Hardy Species:
R.R. # 1 Sheet Harbour
N.S. B0J 3B0
(902) 885-2855
Email: gdhardy@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Ron Seney Species:
NS Wilderness Guide Service
6713 Hwy # 10 RR 3
New Germany, NS B0R 1E0
(902) 527-8727 CELL
(902) 527-0003 FAX
Email: ron.s.seney@bellaliant.net
  • Speckled, rainbow & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Other freshwater species
  • Saltwater species
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Guide: Billy Fralic Species:
R.R. # 3 Mahone Bay
Lunenburg Co., N.S.
B0J 2E0
(902) 624-6467 PH
(902) 624-0196 FAX
Email: aandbf@eastlink.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Saltwater species

* 1-day licenses available here

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Guide: Brian Mason Species:
Goldeneye Guide Service
1965 East Petpeswick Rd.
Musquodoboit Hbr, NS B0J 2L0
(902) 889-3187
Email: seaduckmason@eastlink.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bill Curry Species:
PO Box 44 Port Maitland
NS B0W 2V0
Ph/Fax: (902) 649-2428
flyfish@tightlines.ca
  • Speckled, brown & rainbow trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Saltwater species
  • smallmouth bass
  • and other freshwater species

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment
& instruction available.

Website: www.tightlines.ca
Guide: David Doggett Species:
Dave's Guiding Service
34 Hollingsworth Dr.
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 229-0191
Email: dave@novascotiafishing.com
  • Speckled and Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Atlantic salmon
  • chain pickerel
  • Saltwater species
Website: www.novascotiafishingguide.com
Guide: David Hartlin Species:
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 1H0
(902) 883-0126
Email: davidhartlin@eastlink.ca
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Striped Bass
  • Shad
Website: www.davidhartlin.com
Guide: Timothy Rafuse Species:
37 Bruhm Lane
R R #3 Mahone Bay, NS
B0J 2E0
(902) 521-4566
Messages (902) 624-9638
Email: naturespointofview@yahoo.ca
  • Bass
  • Trout

* Licences available, equipment provided, individuals or groups

Website: www.naturespointofview.com
Recreational Fishing Area 4 - Digby, Queens, Shelburne & Yarmouth
Guide: Vinal Smith Species:
R.R. # 1 Hunts Point,
Queens Co., N.S.
B0T 1G0
(902) 356-2498 PH
Email: vinalsmith@yahhoo.ca
  • Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Chain Pickerell
  • Mackerel

* (open April 15 - Nov. 15)

Website: www.vinalsmith.com
Guide: Billy Fralic Species:
R.R. # 3 Mahone Bay
Lunenburg Co., N.S.
B0J 2E0
(902) 624-6467 PH
(902) 624-0196 FAX
Email: aandbf@eastlink.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Saltwater species

* 1-day licenses available here

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Guide: Ron S. Seney Species:
NS Wilderness Guide Service
6713 Hwy # 10 RR 3
New Germany, NS B0R 1E0
(902) 527-8727 CELL
(902) 527-0003 FAX
Email: ron.s.seney@bellaliant.net
  • Speckled, rainbow & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Other freshwater species
  • Saltwater species
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Guide: Lorne Redmond Species:
PO Box 1457
Liverpool, NS B0T 1K0
(902) 354-4230 PH
(902) 350-0565 CELL
Email: blredmond@yahoo.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Saltwater species

* May-June

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Guide: Paul MacDonald Species:
R.R. # 2 Martins Point
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
(902) 627-2568
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Garnet Purdy Species:
Big Meadows Brook Outfitters
PO Box 2893, RR # 2
Yarmouth, NS B5A 4A6
(902) 742-4587
Email: bmeadow@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Other freshwater species
  • Chain pickerel
  • Saltwater species

* Licensed accommodations

Website: www.novascotiafishing.com (clients/bmb)
Guide: Mark Gates Species:
MAR Forestry Ltd.
R.R. #1 Kemptville
Yarmouth Co., NS B
(902) 761-2681 PH
(902) 761-2237 FAX
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth bass

* One or two people - day trips (Call in advance)

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Guide: Bill Curry Species:
Tight Lines Guide Service
PO Box 44 Port Maitland
NS B0W 2V0
Ph/Fax: (902) 649-2428
Email: flyfish@tightlines.ca
  • Speckled, brown & rainbow trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Saltwater species
  • smallmouth bass
  • other freshwater species

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment & instruction available.

Website: www.tightlines.ca
Guide: David Doggett Species:
Dave's Guiding Service
34 Hollingsworth Dr.
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 229-0191
Email: novascotiaguide@gmail.com
  • Speckled and Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Atlantic salmon
  • chain pickerel
  • and Saltwater species
Website: www.novascotiafishingguide.com
Guide: David Hartlin Species:
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 1H0
(902) 883-0126
davidhartlin@eastlink.ca
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Striped Bass
  • and Shad
Website: www.davidhartlin.com
Guide: Timothy Rafuse Species:
37 Bruhm Lane
R R #3 Mahone Bay, NS
B0J 2E0
(902) 521-4566
Messages (902) 624-9638
naturespointofview@yahoo.ca
  • Bass
  • and trout

* Licences available, equipment provided, individuals or groups

Website: www.naturespointofview.com
Guide: Troy Grant Species:
Grants Guided Adventures
Queens County NS
P.O. Box 1744, Liverpool NS
B0T 1K0
(902) 356-2268
tagrant@eastlink.ca
&nbp;
Website: www.myspace.com/grantsguidedadventures
Recreational Fishing Area 5 - Annapolis, Kings & Hants
Guide: Ron S. Seney Species:
NS Wilderness Guide Service
6713 Hwy # 10 RR 3
New Germany, NS B0R 1E0
(902) 527-8727 CELL
(902) 527-0003 FAX
ron.s.seney@bellaliant.net
  • Speckled, rainbow & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Other freshwater species
  • Saltwater species
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Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Paul MacDonald Species:
R.R. # 2 Martins Point
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
(902) 627-2568
Email: paulrita2001@yahoo.com
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Perry Munro Species:
Munro's Mountain Maple
347 Sunken Lake Rd.
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R2
(902) 542-2658
Email: mountain.maple@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • and Saltwater species
Website: www.perrymunro.com
Guide: John H. Wilson Species:
Hurricane Harvesting
RR 3, Site 193, M2, Comp 15
1214 New Road, Aylesford
NS B0P 1C0
(902) 847-9774
johnwilson@raydesign.org
  • Speckled, brown, rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Other freshwater species
  • Chain pickerel
  • Saltwater species
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Guide: Ken Eyre Species:
808 St. George St., Box 263
Annapolis Royal, NS B0S 1A0
(902) 533-5072
  • Speckled trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Other freshwater species
  • Chain pickerel
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Guide: Bill Curry Species:
Tight Lines Guide Service
PO Box 44 Port Maitland
NS B0W 2V0
Ph/Fax: (902) 649-2428
flyfish@tightlines.ca
  • Speckled, brown & rainbow trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Saltwater species
  • smallmouth bass
  • & other freshwater species

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment & instruction available.

Website: www.tightlines.ca
Guide: David Doggett Species:
Dave's Guiding Service
34 Hollingsworth Dr.
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 229-0191
Email: dave@novascotiafishing.com
  • Speckled and Rainbow trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Atlantic salmon
  • chain pickerel
  • & Saltwater species
Website: www.novascotiafishingguide.com
Guide: David Hartlin Species:
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 1H0
(902) 883-0126
Email: davidhartlin@eastlink.ca
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Striped Bass
  • and Shad
Website: www.davidhartlin.com
Recreational Fishing Area 6 - Colchester & Cumberland
Guide: Bill Meekins Species:
JABS Guide Service
2516 Camden Rd.
Truro, N.S. B2N 5B2
(902) 895-3532
  • Speckled & Brown trout
  • Other freshwater species
  • and Saltwater species

* Fly fishing instruction; trout ponds on site; family pkgs;
licenses & equipment available.

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Guide: Donald Barnes Species:
R.R. # 2
Sherbrooke, N.S.
B0J 3C0
Ph: (902) 522-2499
  • Speckled trout
  • Brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Mackeral
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Guide: Paul MacDonald Species:
R.R. # 2 Martins Point
Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0
(902) 627-2568
Email: paulrita2001@yahoo.com
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Tony Kennedy Species:
7395 Hwy 289
Upper Stewiacke, NS B0N 2P0
(902) 671-2976 PH
(902) 671-2111 FAX
kennedy3@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Atlantic salmon
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Guide: Gerald Hardy Species:
R.R. # 1 Sheet Harbour
N.S. B0J 3B0
(902) 885-2855
gdhardy@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled trout
  • and Atlantic salmon
Website: ---
Guide: Bill Curry Species:
Tight Lines Guide Service
PO Box 44 Port Maitland
NS B0W 2V0
Ph/Fax: (902) 649-2428
flyfish@tightlines.ca
  • Speckled, brown & rainbow trout
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Saltwater species
  • smallmouth bass
  • & other freshwater species

* Open year round; fly fishing equipment & instruction available.

Website: www.tightlines.ca
Guide: David Hartlin Species:
Shubenacadie, NS B0N 1H0
(902) 883-0126
Email: davidhartlin@eastlink.ca
  • Salmon
  • Trout
  • Striped Bass
  • and Shad
Website: www.davidhartlin.com