Gaspereau (Alewives/Kiack)

Photo Credit: Heather Bowlby, DFO
Photo Credit: Heather Bowlby, DFO

New Brunswick Season Dates

Nova Scotia Season Dates by County

  • Colchester and Cumberland Counties
    • Inland waters except the Shubenacadie River – Close time from 2:00 PM each Friday to 2:00 PM on the following Sunday
    • Shubenacadie River from the CN Railway Bridge in East Milford upstream to the mouth of Grand Lake – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
  • Kings and Hants Counties
    • Tidal waters (except that portion of the Gasperau River identified in the next bullet and that portion of Hants County west of the West Hants Municipal boundary) – Closed from 8:00 AM each Saturday to 8:00 AM on the following Monday
    • Gaspereau River (tidal waters, inside of straight lines drawn from Soldiers Creek at grid reference 398902 4998269, thence to Boot Island at grid reference 400649 4999399, thence to Oak Island at grid reference 400397 4997235. Refer to map Wolfville 21/H1) – Closed from 9:30 PM each Tuesday to 5:30 AM the following Thursday and from 8:00 AM each Saturday to 8:00 AM on the following Monday
    • Inland waters except the Gaspereau River and that portion of Hants County west of the West Hants municipal boundary – Closed from 9:30 PM each Friday to 5:30 AM on the following Monday
    • Gaspereau River, Kings County (inland waters) – Close time from 9:30 PM each Friday to 5:30 AM on the following Monday and from 9:30 PM each Tuesday to 5:30 AM the following Thursday
  • Yarmouth County
    • Inland waters and tidal waters (exceptions below) – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Tusket River inland waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Tuesday to 8:00 AM each Wednesday and from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Tusket River tidal waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Thursday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Annis River, inland waters downstream from Salmon Lake – Closed from 08:00 AM each Thursday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Annis River, inland waters upstream from Salmon Lake and including Salmon Lake – Closed from 8:00 AM each Sunday to 8:00 AM on the following Wednesday
    • Annis River, tidal waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Thursday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Belleville (Kiack) Brook, inland waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Thursday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Big Sluice Salt Bay, tidal waters inside of a straight line drawn from grid reference 264967 4855126 at the northern end of Roberts Island to grid reference 264495 4855284 at the southern end of Rocco Point and the tidal waters of Eel lake, Yarmouth County. Refer to map Tusket 20 P/13 – Closed from 8:00 AM each Thursday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Argyle River, inland waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Monday
  • Shelburne County
    • Inland waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Saturday to 8:00 AM on the following Monday, from 10:00 PM on Monday to 5:00 AM on Tuesday, from 10:00 PM on Tuesday to 5:00 AM on Thursday, from 10:00 PM on Thursday to 5:00 AM on Friday, and from 10:00 PM on Friday to 5:00 AM on Saturday
    • Tidal waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM the following Monday
  • Queens and Lunenburg Counties
    • Tidal waters – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
    • Inland waters of Queens County – Closed from 9:30 PM to 8:00 AM each day from Sunday to the following Thursday and from 9:30 PM each Thursday to 8:00 AM the following Sunday
    • Inland waters of Lunenburg County – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
  • Cape Breton County
    • Inland waters and tidal waters of the Mira River – Close time from 8:00 AM each Monday to 8:00 AM the following Wednesday from March 15 to May 31 and closed from January 1 to March 14 and June 1 to December 31
  • Victoria County
    • Tidal waters inside a straight line drawn from grid reference 697606 5210079 then to grid reference 700140 5210163 then to grid reference 709656 5191949 then to grid reference 710369 5171578 and then to grid reference 701630 5165717. Refer to map Dingwall 11 K/16 and Ingonish 11 K/09 – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
  • Nova Scotia – general
    • Inland waters and tidal waters of Nova Scotia not referred to in above descriptions – Closed from 8:00 AM each Friday to 8:00 AM on the following Sunday
  • Gear Restrictions
    • Recreational fishing for gaspereau is permitted by angling and with dip nets.
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