45.526861574436, -61.974133730164

958 Pinevale Road
Antigonish NS B2G 2L3

Gillis Lake

Just a 20 minute drive south of Antigonish, you'll find Gillis Lake - a popular lake to fish in Antigonish County that is stocked regularly with both Rainbow & Brook Trout in recent years. There is ample parking space along the northwest edge of the lake where you can try your luck via the shore, or opt to put in using the small boat launch on the north edge. Nearby, you can fish Cameron Lake as well - this lake is also stocked. Both Gillis and Cameron offer an extended season for trout fishing, giving you even more chance to land a nice one!


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis
Drawing of a Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout  |  Oncorhynchus mykiss
Drawing of a Perch
Perch  |  Perca


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This fishing area is enforced following general regulations, seasons, and bag limits. It also offers an extended season for Rainbow & Brook Trout, with a reduced bag limit. Please refer to the most recent Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook for details:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia