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Mulgrave NS

Goose Harbour Lake

In eastern mainland Nova Scotia, just 20 minutes south from the Canso Causeway, you'll find Goose Harbour Lake. Eventually emptying into Saint Francis Harbour, this lake offers excellent, remote fishing opportunities for Brook, Brown and Rainbow Trout - all having been stocked by the province in recent years. The occasional landlocked salmon is also reported, for the particularly lucky angler! Access Goose Harbour Lake via Goose Harbour Lake Road, on its southern shore.


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis
Drawing of a Rainbow Trout
Rainbow Trout  |  Oncorhynchus mykiss
Drawing of a Brown Trout
Brown Trout  |  Salmo trutta


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This fishing area is enforced following general regulations, seasons, and bag limits. Goose Harbour Lake also offers an extended season for Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Landlocked Salmon. Please refer to the most recent Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook for details:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia