Use the new mapping tool to explore accessible sportfishing sites in Nova Scotia.
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.
2022 Fishing Derbies
The Department supports a number of trout fishing derbies throughout the province in May and June.
VIEW the 2022 Trout Derby Schedule (PDF) to check out events near you.
Catch & Release Techniques