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West River Pictou

Emptying into Pictou Harbour, the aptly named West River Pictou flows just west of both Middle River Pictou and East River Pictou. This river is among many exceptionally popular river systems along the north shore of Nova Scotia, and will not disappoint if you are targeting sea-run trout. Nearby, you can also visit historical Pictou Harbour, a number of wilderness areas and provincial parks, and secluded beaches on the north shore - maybe even with a view of PEI across the way!


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


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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

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