DFO , DNR and salmon angling groups were encouraging catch and kill. They were afraid the rainbows would colonize the rivers as they did in some Cape Breton and mainland rivers. Once it is proven that there are pickerel in the Lahave maybe someone will holler.
I hadn't heard that you found some. Do you mind sharing where? I would like to catch and see for one for myself. Not that I don't trust you Paul, but I have never caught one. Of course I may be a detriment to their survival,so if for conservation purposes you do not want to share I fully understand.