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Fishing For Fun

Municipality of Chester

“Fishing is much more than fish.

It is the great occasion when we may return

to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.”

Herbert Hoover

Fishing for Fun in the Muncipality of ChesterThere’s a rich tradition of fishing in Nova Scotia one that continues to this day – so if you’ve come to the East Coast in search of landing a few for yourself then you’ve found just the spot in the Municipality of Chester.

Whether you’re looking to take a charter to open waters, take a stand along the shore or somewhere in between – we know you’ll be hooked on fishing in the Municipality of Chester.

Water makes up a big part of our landscape there are ample opportunities to fish for both fresh and salt water specifies. Several wharves give you access to mackerel in season and the East River, Gold River and Middle River are all popular locations.

A general fishing license is required to anle in Nova Scotia waters and they may be purchased in several small stores and hardware stores. Residents and no-residents under 16 only require a salmon license. You can refer to the Department of Fisheries Annual Fishing Guide for a full list of regulations and seasonal closures.

Chester Boat Tours - operated by Jim Barkhouse - are available for fishing charters (as well as habour tours of Mahone Bay). Located right in the Village of Chester - Jim's knowledge of the waters will ensure you're in the perfect spot for what you're aiming to catch. You can reach Chester Boat Tours by calling 902-277-0618

If it's gear you need - have a look at our great list of marinas here.

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