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Fort Ellis NS B0N 2J0

Stewiacke River

Originating in northern Nova Scotia and then cutting west where it empties into the Shubenacadie, the Stewiacke River is a uniquely meandering river that is popular for both upstream Brown Trout fishing, as well as Striped Bass fishing in its lower, tidal reaches. Night fishing for Brown Trout is also permitted in certain stretches of this river during open season. The Stewiacke is centrally located just off the highway between Halifax and Truro, making it easily accessible and close to your urban needs. The tides are a spectacular event that you can count on experiencing twice daily every day.


Brook trout engraving-style illustration
Brook Trout  |  Salvelinus fontinalis
Drawing of a Brown Trout
Brown Trout  |  Salmo trutta
Drawing of a Striped Bass
Striped Bass  |  Morone saxatilis
Drawing of an American Shad
American Shad  |  Alosa sapidissima


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Striped Bass are managed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO). Please see their website for more information regarding specific regulations:


For more information, please review the Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia

Special Management Area

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