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I'm originally from Newfoundland and as such, grew up used to the rules and regs there.

I'm trying to now understand the rules in my new home province.

Back home, Salmon season was usually from June 1 to Aug 31, with some extensions occasionally. Daily and season limits as per normal. If you fished in a salmon river, you needed a salmon licence. Anywhere else you were ok. No licence needed for fishing trout.

I understand (and have bought) a fishing licence for what I assume is general fishing here.

How does the salmon licencing and regulations work here? Looks like the season is later in the year Sept 1 ?
Are there rivers that you can only fish with a salmon licence?

Just want to get out and do some fishing, but I have no idea where to go and how not to break the rules yet.

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Fishing Cat,

It's kind of ironic; I've lived here all my life and I'm still trying to figure out what the frig Inland Fisheries is up to with the Regs.(?) Most of the time you need a freakin lawyer to figure out what they are trying to say.

Sorry...pet peeve.

Now about the Salmon Regs. Here are a couple links that should help.

Here are the 2013 Salmon Regulations - http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/documents/salmonregs2013.pdf

Here is the page listing the 2013 Salmon Angling Seasons - http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/documents/regulations/salmonanglingseasons2013.pdf

You will have to purchase a Salmon License if you intend to fish for Salmon. You already have a General Recreational Fishing License, so you are good for trout, bass, smallies, etc.

Make sure to read the "Handbook" you got with your license. Or you can get it online here: http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/documents/2013anglingguide.pdf

You can go to the Inland Fisheries site for Laws and Regulations (by clicking here): http://www.gov.ns.ca/fish/programs-and-services/laws-and-regulations/

You might want to familiarize yourself with the Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations - http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-93-55/index.html . This is the "Act" that the regulations for recreational fishing are governed by.

After you check these links out, you may have other questions.

Hopefully this helped a little.

Terran
 
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