COVID-19 service changeAs a result of COVID-19, there are changes to where you can buy a fishing licence.
Use the new mapping tool to explore accessible sportfishing sites in Nova Scotia.
A project to drop lime on the forest along the West River Sheet Harbour on the Eastern Shore will mitigate the effects of acid rain and support restoration of trout and wild Atlantic salmon habitat.
One of the department’s most popular activities is the interactive Learn to Fish (L2F) program. Learn to Fish teaches children the basics of sportfishing, along with ethics and environmental stewardship.
The Province has administered a hatchery program since 1982. Approximately 200 lakes are stocked each spring as part of our urban stocking program.
When the air becomes fresh and the leaves to turn a mosaic of colours, Atlantic salmon return to many rivers across Nova Scotia.
2020 RFAC Meetings
The 2020 series of Recreational Fishery Advisory Council (RFAC) meetings normally held in person throughout the province will move to an online format due to the Covid-19 pandemic. View 2020 - RFAC virtual meeting dates (PDF) to join the virtual meeting in your area.
Catch & Release Techniques