Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend is Free
It’s Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend, an annual event to encourage people to experience the peace and joy of fishing.
Sportfishing, also known as angling, normally requires a licence, but not on this special weekend when anglers can fish without a general fishing licence. However, all bag limits and other regulations still apply.
People are reminded that precautions to help limit the spread of COVID-19 are still in effect while fishing. Gatherings of more than 10 people are not permitted and people must maintain a physical distance of two metres from those who are not in your family household bubble.
The Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture says, “This event is a great opportunity for Nova Scotians, young and old, to get out and try their hand at fishing.” Keith Colwell added, “Since the season began on May 1, we have seen a tremendous interest in sportfishing as an activity the whole family can enjoy.”
Last year, more than 67,000 people participated in sportfishing, making it one of the province's most popular outdoor sports. The sport contributes about $66 million to Nova Scotia's economy.
Information on sport fishing in Nova Scotia can be found at https://novascotia.ca/fish/sportfishing/.
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