Sportfishing Licensing

General fishing (any species of fish except salmon)

Anglers’ Handbook

Rules that anglers need to follow when fishing in fresh water, as well as maps and an overview of the Inland Fisheries Division activities.

Apply for a General Fishing Licence (sportfishing)

You need to have a General Fishing Licence to fish for any species of fish (except salmon) in fresh water. This licence isn’t valid for salmon fishing.

General Fishing Licence Report Card (sportfishing)

General Fishing Licence holders need to submit a General Fishing Licence Report Card at the end of the fishing season.

Salmon fishing

Apply for a Salmon Fishing Licence (sportfishing)

You need to have a Salmon Fishing Licence to fish for Atlantic salmon in fresh water. This licence isn’t valid for any other species of fish (only salmon).

Salmon fishing regulations: overview

Rules and regulations for salmon fishing in Nova Scotia, including dates for the salmon fishing season.