TRURO – Anglers will have more options to choose from when looking for a spot to fish throughout the province as the winter season opens Jan. 1.
The Cape Breton Highlands special trout management area will be open for brook trout fishing. In the tidal waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes, fishing will be open to brown trout as well as rainbow trout.
"Winter sportfishing is one of many winter outdoor experiences that Nova
Scotia offers and it is an activity that can be enjoyed by all age
groups," said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture
A 2102 general license is required to winter fish. They can be purchased at Department of Natural resources offices. The licenses are valid until March 31. Anglers may also purchase one-day licenses at reduced rates.
Anglers can also take advantage of the annual winter sportfishing weekend Feb. 16 and 17 when fishing is allowed without a general license.