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Osprey Shores - Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Osprey Shores - Guysborough, Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Fishing on the Eastern Shore

Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore has a wealth of lakes and rivers that make the region around Osprey Shores a fishing paradise for trout and salmon anglers. We’re pleased to share our insider tips on some of the regions best fishing spots and the best times of the year to land the big one.

Atlantic Salmon Fishing
Osprey Shores’ central location among some of the leading Nova Scotia Atlantic salmon fishing rivers including the Salmon, St. Mary’s, West, Margaree and Mira make it an ideal base for a Nova Scotia salmon fishing trip. The Salmon River is a renowned Atlantic salmon river and only a 10 minute drive from the Resort. It has one of the Province’s longest seasons for estuarial salmon fishing, from May 15 to September 30. Every day of the season, regardless of water levels, arrive at the river outlet for the last two hours before low tide for excellent fishing. Click here to read Nelson Bryant’s article in the New York Times telling the tale of his Atlantic salmon fishing vacation on the Salmon River. 

Many of the salmon rivers in the region are fall rivers requiring heavy October rains to bring the salmon in. The South and West Rivers are best in September and October after a rain. The Margaree has an early run in June and generally a late run of larger fish in September and October. The Baddeck, Middle and North Rivers are similarly late rivers for Atlantic salmon.

Trout Fishing
The many local lakes and rivers around Osprey Shores Resort are legendary for trout fishing. Most lakes will require a boat. April 15 to June 15 is the best times for Trout due to cold water conditions. Roadside brooks and streams also provide enjoyable fishing for brook trout all summer long.

The Salmon River is an excellent fishing spot for brown trout, with the best fishing generally after low tide.

To learn more about Nova Scotia Atlantic salmon and trout fishing, visit the Nova Scotia Salmon Association website at www.novascotiasalmon.ns.ca