Sturgeon, trout, and more! If you’re hankering for a day on the water – just a simple jaunt to the shoreline, and the calm rhythm of casting and retrieving – we have great news. Non-residents do not require fishing licenses for tidal waters in and around Saint John. That includes most of the rivers around here – up to the reach of the tide. Thankfully our tides are huge, so that means large stretches of our river system are available for license-free, non-salmon fishing. Fishing licenses are required for lakes, however – so if dropping a line into the stocked lakes of Rockwood Park is in your plan, you’ll need a license. If salmon fishing is on your agenda, please note you may require a guide. All the information you’d ever need is available on the Natural Resources section of the Government of New Brunswick website.  

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Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.