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Valley Mills NS B0E 2Y0

River Denys

Just a 35 minute drive from the Canso Causeway, River Denys is particularly well known to those looking to land some of Nova Scotia's finest Brook Trout. Opportunity to catch our province's official fish species is available to you on this river in the spring and summer months - a time when the island truly comes alive for anglers. A short drive further inland will take you to Orangedale, where a public boat launch can be used to access beautiful basins that are a part of our great Bras d'Or Lake. Inland Cape Breton is surely not to be missed!


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis


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

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

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