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The Margaree River

Nothing equals the adrenaline rush of seeing an Atlantic Salmon rising to break the surface to engulf a dry fly!

One of Nova Scotia's largest and most valuable watersheds-the Margaree is a Canadian Heritage River that hosts strong runs of Atlantic Salmon, Sea Run Trout and Striped Bass. 

The Fishing

  • The Lodge is situated on the upper portion of the Margaree River, within walking distance of Wards rock pool, Skylodge pool, Cementary pool and Blackrock pool.. The river has been a magnet for anglers from around the globe for many decades. We offer a season for Atlantic Salmon that runs from June 1st to October 31, as well as a trout season from April 15 to September 30. Our guests can enjoy wading the river from the banks, using a variety of traditional and modern fly patterns to make the catch of a  lifetime. Come and experience the thrill of fishing in one of the worlds most renowned locations. 
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Good to know

  • You will need a salmon license which you can order online prior to your arrival. 1 day salmon license $ 30, 7-days non resident salmon license $ 63.65

  • Pool rotation etiquette is an important feature of the river and must be followed.

  • Salmon pools are well mapped and all water is public. 

  • There are many local guides available, and hiring one for a day will help learn the river and dramatically increase your chances of hooking a fish of a lifetime!

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