46.092803, -60.857375

Buckwheat Corner NS B0E 3N0

Baddeck River

Centrally located within Cape Breton and emptying into Nyanza Bay of Bras d'Or Lake, Baddeck River offers excellent angling opportunities throughout it's intricate system for sea-run trout, as well as a short-but-sweet fall season for Atlantic Salmon. Nearby, you'll find a variety of campgrounds, lodges, Baddeck Wilderness Area and Uisge Ban Provincial Park - home to Uisge Ban Falls. The municipality of Baddeck is a short drive down the road for a bite to eat.


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis
Atlantic salmon engraving-style illustration
Atlantic Salmon  |  Salmo salar


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Atlantic Salmon are managed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Please see their website for more information regarding specific regulations:


For a complete list of regulations, please review Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

Baddeck River is a Special Trout Management Area. Please refer to the most recent Nova Scotia Anglers' Handbook for details regarding specific regulations.