45.702301, -63.279183

9827 Nova Scotia 311
Tatamagouche NS B0K 1V0

Waughs River

Flowing through the picturesque seaside town of Tatamagouche, the Waughs River is a very popular destination for those looking to land sea-run trout, as well as Atlantic Salmon during their fall season. Upon entering Tatamagouche, you'll be greeted by a charming collection of local shops and food along the main town strip to help fuel your fishing breaks. Nearby, you can also access other north shore rivers frequented by avid anglers via our scenic Sunrise Trail route, including the Wallace, Pugwash, and River John.


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:


This fishing area is enforced following general regulations and bag limits, with a delayed April 15th opening. For details, please review the Nova Scotia Anglers’ Handbook:

Anglers’ Handbook - Government of Nova Scotia