TRURO - Anglers across the province are busy getting their gear ready as the sport fishing season opens April 1.
Licenses are available at gas retailers, hardware, convenience and sporting goods stores or at Access Nova Scotia locations across the province. All anglers 16 or older must purchase a license. The cost for a seasonal license is $26.73 for residents of Nova Scotia while a one-day license is $12.71.
Licenses are valid until March 31, 2015 and holders must return their license stub at the end of the season and will be eligible for a prize.
There are several new regulations for the coming season, including new management measures, bag limits and season changes to help with conservation efforts.
"We are fortunate to live in a province with an abundance of fishing opportunities," Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a release. "Sport fishing is a great way for families to spend time together and enjoy the outdoors."
More information on regulations can be found at