When was the last time you cast a line amidst the calming waters of a world-class river? Or recounted the day’s fishing tales over a crackling campfire? New Brunswick’s rivers, lakes, and saltwater coastlines offer fishing experiences that rival the best in the world.
As any angler will tell you, the Atlantic salmon is king of the game fish. People come here from around the world in search of this prize catch. In fact, they’ve been doing it for generations.
The experience is about more than just the fishing. It’s the connection to nature, the comradery with friends, the nurturing of a new skill.
Licensed fishing guides are at the ready to help you hone your talent – and land the big one.
New Brunswick fishermen can get pretty fancy with their salmon flies. And pretty creative with their names. Ever heard of a Same Thing Murray or a Green Machine White Tail? How about a Rusty Rat or Butterfly Green Butt?
But don’t let the salmon frenzy fool you – there’s plenty of other fish to be found: Smallmouth bass, shark, shad, brook trout, chain pickerel, landlocked salmon, white perch, yellow perch and more all call our waters home.
You don’t need to be an experienced fisher to have fun in New Brunswick waters (though if you are, it’s a bucket list destination). Here are some of the ways you can cast a line in NB:
One-of-a-Kind Fishing Experiences
- Bass Fishing 101
- Wild Atlantic Salmon: the Whole Experience
- Fish the Private Pools
- Mackerel Mania
- Sustainable Sturgeon Safari
- St. Andrews Sport Fishing
- New Brunswick Kayak Fishing
Just for Kids
Local Fishing Events
- Miramichi Striper Cup, May 26-28
- Fish New Brunswick Days, June 3-4 (no license required)
- Fisheries and Aquaculture Festival, July 8-16
- NB Pro Bass Tour Series, July 9
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Or plan your own adventure right now at TourismNewBrunswick.ca