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Lower South River NS B2G 2L4

South River Antigonish

Just east of Antigonish and crossing directly under Highway 104, you'll find South River Antigonish - a popular system amongst those angling for Brook and Brown Trout. Following the river south will take you one of Nova Scotia's provincial hatcheries, Frasers Mills Fish Hatchery, which redirects and uses water fed directly from South River. The hatchery also has a visitor's center where you can learn more about our operations throughout the province.


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


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

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

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