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.

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: rita.paul@ns.sympatico.ca
  • 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
Guide: Robert Chiasson Species:

P.O. Box: 117 Cheticamp, NS.
B0E 1H0
Phone- 902-224-0499
Email- dryflysalmon@gmail.com

  • Atlantic Salmon
Website- www.dryflysalmon.com
Recreational Fishing Area 2 - Antigonish, Guysborough & Pictou
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: rita.paul@ns.sympatico.ca
  • 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
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 299-0191
Email: http://www.novascotiafishingguide.com/contact-dave
  • 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
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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: rita.paul@ns.sympatico.ca
  • 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
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 299-0191
Email: http://www.novascotiafishingguide.com/contact-dave
  • 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
Guide: Peter LavenderSpecies:
15 Mersey Ave, Liverpool, NS
B0T 1K0
(902) 354-5870
  • Smallmouth Bass
Website: none
Guide: Matthew SzetoSpecies:
672 Kinsac Road, Kinsac, NS
B4G1C8
(902) 449-6193
Email: kinsacfishing@gmail.com
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • chain pickerel
  • white perch
  • yellow perch
  • speckled trout
  • rainbow trout

* Specializing in smallmouth bass and chain pickerel as well as guided ice fishing excursions.

Website: none
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
Email: rita.paul@ns.sympatico.ca
  • 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
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 299-0191
Email: http://www.novascotiafishingguide.com/contact-dave
  • 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: rita.paul@ns.sympatico.ca
  • 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
Bridgewater, NS B4V 0A4
Ph: (902) 299-0191
Email: http://www.novascotiafishingguide.com/contact-dave
  • 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: rita.paul@ns.sympatico.ca
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Smallmouth bass
  • Shad; Chain Pickerel
  • Atlantic salmon
Website: ---
Guide: Bob Boudreau Species:
802- 1480 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A3
(902) 422-0512
  • Speckled & brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
Website: ---
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