Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Go Fish

A sure sign Spring is really here.. sportfishing season opens in most areas of the province on April 1st. More than 100-thousand anglers enjoy fishing throughout the year, taking part in free fishing weekends and activities like fishing derbies and Learn to Fish programs. Licence fees, taxes included, are $25.85 for the season for residents of Nova Scotia and $59.57 for non-residents.. Seniors' fishing licences are available for $6.33. One-day licences are available to resident and non-resident anglers for $13.07. All anglers age 16 or older must purchase a general fishing licence. Licences are valid until March 31, 2011. Anglers who plan to fish during the winter season should keep their licence.
New regulations, and changes to regulations, are included in the 2010 Angler's Handbook and Summary of Regulations, which accompanies each fishing licence.
More information on angling and a list of special regulations by recreational fishing area can be found on the Fisheries and Aquaculture website at .