It's never a bad day on the river
As we like to say around here, "it's never a bad day on the river". This is particularly true of Nova Scotia's sport fishing gem: the Margaree River. This historic salmon river is world renowned for its salmon fishing. Angling enthusiasts return year-after-year in pursuit of hooking into a mighty Salmo salar. A more scenic river would be hard to find. You can easily pass any number of days fishing the beautiful pools and runs of the Margaree. It is about a 30 minute drive to the Margarees from our location.
Salmon fishing season generally runs from June 1st to October 31st. A salmon fishing license can be obtained at the local Department of Natural Resources office or the local Home Hardware. Your host at Iron Mountain Wilderness Cabins is a licensed fishing guide - contact us to arrange a day of guided fishing!
Don't forget to brush up on your salmon fishing etiquette before jumping into a pool - you will make more friends by observing and respecting the local customs on the river!
Year-round fishing in the Bras d'Or Lakes
Known as Cape Breton's Inland Sea, the oceanic waters of the Bras d'Or Lakes make them a federal fishery. You are not required to purchase a license to fish these waters, however you must still abide by the DFO fishing regulations and bag limits.
The Bras d'Or Lake is known for good fishing for rainbow and brown trout, striped bass, smelt, salmon, cod, flounder, blueback herring, gaspereau and eel. There are numerous places to fish from the bank or to launch a boat in the Bras d'Or in Whycocomagh, about 5km from your cabin, so be sure to bring your rod and gear with you if you enjoy fishing!
Ice fishing is a popular winter activity on the Bras d'Or.