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.