Don't have a general fishing licence? No problem. People are encouraged to try their hand at sport fishing for free on Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 7-8.
More than 70,000 people participate in sportfishing each year, making it one of the province's most popular active outdoor sports. It contributes about $58 million to Nova Scotia's economy each year.
Although a licence is not required on free sportfishing weekend, all bag limits and other regulations still apply.
Regulations and more information on sport fishing in Nova Scotia can be found at http://novascotia.ca/fish/programs-and-services/industry-support-services/inland-fisheries/