Government of New Brunswick
  • Description
  • Fees
  • Contacts
  • Overview

    As a general rule, the NB Fish and Wildlife Act requires that non-residents must be accompanied by a licensed guide to hunt game species or to fish for Atlantic Salmon. A Guide I Licence may be issued to a person who intends to charge a fee or reward for their guiding service.

    Eligibility

    Must be 18 years of age or older and a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident of Canada as defined in the federal Immigration Act. First-time applicants must successfully complete the guide exam at a DNR office.

    Description

    A guide may guide up to 3 clients at one time but cannot hunt or fish while guiding. An exception and special rules apply to guides who wish to fish for a client. Special rules also apply to guides when accompanying clients who choose to fish from a boat. Please refer to the NB "Fish" and "Hunt/Trap" summary (see below under Related Links) of regulations booklets for more details concerning rules that apply to guides. Guide Licences expire on December 31 each year.


    Guide services
    Contact the nearest Natural Resources office or use the Hunting and Fishing Guides Directory link provided on this page for a list of guide I (professional) licence holders.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2012 NR Fish and Wildlife Licences and Applications.pdf


    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
      Guide I Licence25.002012-01-04
      Replacement Licence5.252012-01-04
    Contact Email Location
    Contact SNB (Payment Only) snb@snb.ca
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Skiff Lake
    Chipman
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Edmundston
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Hampton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Welsford