45.978753, -60.21335

4037 Gabarus Highway
Marion Bridge NS B1K 1A8

Mira River

Located in eastern Cape Breton and just a 20 minute drive south of Sydney, NS, the Mira River is a tidal river known for its Brown Trout and Striped Bass fishing. You'll often find likeminded anglers trying their luck at Marion Bridge. A scenic drive east along the southern shore of the river will take you to Mira River Provincial Park, where you can access a public boat launch during the Park's seasonal hours, as well as a Barrier Free Fishing site from a sandy shoreline area. This river is also close to Gabarus Wilderness Area, historical Fortress of Louisbourg, and a number of coastal beaches on Cape Breton's eastern shores.


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis
Drawing of a Striped Bass
Striped Bass  |  Morone saxatilis


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Much of the Mira River is tidal water, making its management the responsibility of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). With the exception of trout species, please see their website for more information:


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

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia