In Canada, fishing is a long held and much enjoyed tradition. Not only are the fish large and abundant but they’re also a growing business for many Canadian families. Depending on where you visit in Canada, fishing experiences can vary greatly. Here are some of the most popular places in Canada for fishing.
Quebec is home to a number lakes and streams perfect for fly fishing. Whether you go to Quebec in the summer or winter, fishing opportunities are abundant year round. From bass, pike, walleye and muskellunge, anglers can cast out and land a number of satisfactory fish for eating and mounting. Various species of trout and salmon can also be found in these waters.
New Brunswick boasts over 200 species of fish. The salt and freshwater opportunities meaning a wider range of species but fly fishing for Atlantic salmon is its largest attraction. During the 6 week window between mid-April and the end of May, salmon are ravenous feeders allowing anglers to catch many a day. During the summer salmon season, this rate slows and by the fall, landing a large salmon (30-70 pounds) is not uncommon.
Manitoba is a sport and trophy fishers dream. The untouched wilderness of this province allows anglers to not only fish but hunt and camp. Experience the pristine waters and cast out for pike, walleye, rainbow trout and huge catfish for your trophy collection. In fact, Manitoba is home to some of the biggest freshwater fish in North America! It is also known for progressive fish management techniques including catch and release programs to maintain trophy fish populations.
Newfoundland & Labrador stock some freshwater species but the fresh and salt waters of this province also offer abundant traditional fishing opportunities. Trout and salmon populations support high volumes of fishermen in the landlocked waters of the area. Many of these species in non-landlocked waters spend their lives in both fresh and saltwater environments. Saltwater fishing opportunities also abound with guides available for hire for a day out on the water.
Nova Scotia has an incredible 7,400 miles of saltwater coastline, more than 3,000 lakes and 130 rivers all which provide a haven to anglers from across the globe. From beginner to advanced, the species and setting that Nova Scotia offers everyone a fun and rewarding experience. Year round fishing is not available, the season ends in October for the winter but during the season, anglers can catch a number of fish including striped bass, brown trout, rainbow trout and speckled trout, chain pickerel, mackerel, perch, and Atlantic salmon in the miles of freshwater. Off the coast, deep sea fishers can catch mako, cod, hake, pollock and a number of other oceanic species. This variety draws anglers from around the world.
Prince Edward Island is known across the globe for it’s bluefin tuna population. In the 30 meter deep cold water off the coast of Canada, fishing is an extremely popular pastime. With some of the largest bluefin ever being caught in these waters, charter tours have become abundant allowing even new anglers to land a huge tuna! Charters like those run by Scott Bruce Tuna Charters provide all the gear necessary for a fun and successful day on the water. Plan your next adventure in Canada fishing with Scott Bruce Tuna Charters.