Fishing in Mahone Bay, Canada

Fishing in Mahone Bay, Canada
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia is both a bay and a town in the northeastern portion of the island province. Mahone Bay plays host to an annual Classic Boat Festival that celebrates the wood-boat building heritage of the town and region. There is also a commercial Atlantic salmon industry in the region, as well as many charter fishing services. To fish in Mahone Bay, you will need a valid Canadian license. If you will be entering Canada from the U.S., bring your passport.

Nature's Point of View Adventures

Nature's Point of View Adventures offers numerous back country and outdoor trips, including guided fly fishing. Smallmouth bass and speckled trout are the most popular species. Fishing gear, tackle, boat service, lunch and drinks are provided. Bring warm clothes and rain gear, a camera, bug spray, sunglasses and a hat. Because Nature's Point guides are practiced naturalists and anglers. they can also provide information on the area's flora and fauna. Watch for moose and beaver, the national animal of Canada, during your trip.

Nature's Point of View Adventures
37 Bruhm Lane
New Cornwall, NS B0J 2E0
902-624-9638
naturespointofview.com

Blue Shark Charters

Blue Shark Charters is located in the Eastern Passage, but can arrange custom charters out of Mahone Bay. Blue Shark offers guided shark fishing trips off the coast of Nova Scotia and into the bays of the Eastern Peninsula. All fishing tackle, gear, guides and boat service are provided. Bring rain gear, rubber boots, a camera, a hat, sunglasses and any motion sickness medication you may need. Also bring your own lunch and drinks. No glass bottles or hard liquor is allowed. Be prepared for rough seas. Watch for whales and seals during your charter trip.

Blue Shark Charters
Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
902-830-4115
bluesharkcharters.com

A&M Sea Charters

A&M Sea Charters operates out of the Eastern Passage and can arrange custom charters and pickups in Mahone Bay. A&M offers deep sea and shark fishing charters. Fishing gear, tackle and boat service are provided. Bring your own lunches and drinks, rain gear and rubber boots, hats, gloves and sunglasses. Bring a camera to record the day's catch. Fish caught can be dressed upon request. Charters can accommodate up to four people. Haddock, cod and other ground fish are popular species.

A&M Sea Charters
87 Government Wharf Road
Eastern Passage, NS B3G-1M7
902-465-6617
amseacharters.com

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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