Free fishing this weekend

Published on June 6, 2014
Free fishing this weekend

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