Fundy National Park

Fishing season: May 18 to September 15, 2024

When and where to fish

Bennett Lake and Wolfe Lake (Fly fishing and catch-and-release only at Wolf Lake) are the only waters open to fishing in Fundy National Park. All other systems are closed to protect salmon or small, vulnerable populations of brook trout.

Brook trout Fishing season Daily catch and possession limits
Bennett Lake May 18 - September 15 5
Wolfe Lake May 18 - September 15 0

Fishing license

Fishing in a National Park requires a specific national park fishing license. Provincial licenses do not apply. Daily and Seasonal licenses can be purchased at Bennett Lake and at the park’s Visitor Reception Centre. There are specific rules and regulations every angler must adhere to.

Anyone under the age of 16 may fish in the national parks without a permit if accompanied by a national park permit holder 16 years of age or older. However, their catch is then included within the permit holder’s daily limit.

It is unlawful to:

  • Fish without a national park fishing license
  • Fish from a bridge or any other structure that crosses the waters
  • Fish in closed waters
  • Fish with or possess within 100 meters of park waters the following:
    • Live bait (except earth warms) and chemical attractants;
    • any lead tackle (sinkers, jigs, lures and flies) under 50 grams;
    • lures with more than 2 gang hooks;
    • a line capable of catching more than one fish at one time
  • Fish with more than one line at a time
  • Continue fishing on any day after having caught and retained the maximum daily catch and possession limit.
  • Leave a fishing line unattended
  • Fish from 2 hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise
  • Allow your catch to spoil or to be wasted
  • Sell, trade or barter any fish caught
  • Place or transfer any fish or fish eggs between any park waters
  • Place any food for fish in park waters
  • Harass fish by throwing objects or impeding their movements.

Other regulations may apply. To learn more, please enquire at the Visitor Reception Centre or with a Park Wardens. For a complete listing, please refer to the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations.

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