Sport fishing Season to open April 1 in Nova Scotia

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is encouraging Nova Scotians take advantage of the warmer weather and head to provincial waterways to enjoy the 2019 sport fishing season opening tomorrow.

Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell, says, "Sport fishing is one of the most popular activities in the province and helps support jobs and economic activity in our rural communities."

The province says sport fishing in the province generated about $66.5-million in revenue last season, with over 66,000 licenses sold.

In a press release, the province says changes have been made to the bag limit and size restriction for trout in the following areas:
- North River, Victoria County
- Trout Brook, Inverness County
- South River, Antigonish County
- Grants Pond, Victoria County

These changes have been made to make regulations consistent across the province, with the exception of Grants Pond, where regulations have been changed to improve angling opportunities.

Licenses can be purchased from local vendors and at Department of Lands and Forestry offices throughout the province.