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Mersey River

Emptying into Liverpool Bay, the Mersey River offers Smallmouth Bass angling into the winter, as well as night fishing for Brown Trout from April to October. Conveniently located near Liverpool for your urban needs, as well as various resorts, beaches and historical lighthouses along Nova Scotia's south shore.


Drawing of a Smallmouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass  |  Micropterus dolomieu
Drawing of a Brown Trout
Brown Trout  |  Salmo trutta
Drawing of a Chain Pickerel
Chain Pickerel  |  Esox niger


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Mersey River offers night fishing for Brown Trout during the open season. For details, please review the Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

Mersey River is a Special Bass Management Area. Please refer to the most recent Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook for details regarding specific regulations.