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North River Bridge NS B0C 1H0

North River

Enjoy fishing for sea-run trout and Atlantic salmon during their respective seasons in this picturesque river just west of Cape Breton's eastern Cabot trail. The river runs through North River Provincial Park, which sports a trail system that leads to the highest waterfall in Nova Scotia. North River Kayak Tours and several local shops along our scenic Cabot trail await you nearby.


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis
Atlantic salmon engraving-style illustration
Atlantic Salmon  |  Salmo salar
Drawing of a Brown Trout
Brown Trout  |  Salmo trutta


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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:


A complete list of regulations can be found in the Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

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