One of the best fly-fishing experiences anywhere in the World, the Margaree River is blessed with several species of fish, which either inhabit the river or return from the surrounding oceans each year to spawn. It is the Atlantic Salmon that make the Margaree River world famous, however, speckled (Brook) trout, brown trout and more recently, Striped Bass are found in abundance. Fall is a spectacular time of year on the Margaree, with the surrounding mountains seemingly on fire with colour. The fall season on the Margaree is also known for Atlantic Salmon which range in size from 10 to 12lbs, reaching up to 40lbs. This is your chance to embark on a world class fly fishing experience on Cape Breton Island’s Margaree River. We will connect you with our experienced, passionate and knowledgeable in-house guide, Jimmie Pederson, who can give you instruction on the basics or, for the advanced sportsmen, tips on the best pools and local flies.
Before the day on the Margaree starts, you can also visit The Margaree Fish Hatchery in Margaree Valley, which produces thousands of salmon and brook trout in support of the Margaree River. The season runs from June 1 to October 31.
The Margaree River is fly fishing only.
Travel time: 25 minutes each way; duration: half-day (4 hour) trips