Government of New Brunswick

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 by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada). First-time applicants must successfully complete the guide exam at a Department of Energy and Resource Development office.

Description

A Guide I 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" regulation summaries (see Related Links) for more details concerning rules that apply to guides. Guide Licences expire on December 31 each year.


Guide services
Use the Hunting and Fishing Guides Directory link provided on this page to obtain 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:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2012/2012NRFishandWildlifeLicencesandApplications.pdf

Fees

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

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