Savour the outdoors and experience Mother Nature at her best while fishing in the lakes and rivers of Queens. Whether you are an experienced angler or just a beginner, an enjoyable experience awaits.

Smallmouth bass fishing is a popular family pastime on a variety of accessible lakes and rivers. South Shore Bassmasters host popular tournaments regularly throughout the summer and novice fishers are always welcome.

In general, most freshwater fishing seasons run from April 1 to September 30 for all species, except sea-run salmon. Speckled, rainbow and brown trout, white and yellow perch, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass and chain pickerel are to be found in lakes and rivers in the area. From January 1 to March 31 there is winter rainbow trout fishing in Hidden Hills Lake located in the Labelle area. Year-round Chain Pickerel fishing is available in Louis Lake in the Port Joli area.

Fishing licenses can be obtained from many convenience stores, Home Hardware in Liverpool and Caledonia, and the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources office. For more information, please contact the Department of Natural Resources at 902-354-3462. You can also consult the Nova Scotia Angler’s Handbook.