Government of New Brunswick

In our beautiful picture province, you can find opportunities to fish just about everywhere. 

With more than 2,500 lakes, 60,000 kilometres of rivers and brooks and a wide variety of species to fish, New Brunswick offers excellent fishing adventures to more than 65,000 licenced anglers each year. 

Fish NB Days is a fun way to enjoy recreational fishing and our province’s natural beauty. Twice yearly, during the Family Day long weekend in February (February 18-20, 2023) and in the first weekend of June (June 3-4, 2023), residents and non-residents can fish without a licence or guide.

All current catch limits, closures and other restrictions are still in effect during Fish NB Days. Access to private waters, Crown reserve waters and Crown leases is still restricted. Anglers are advised to check with their local fishing-tackle retailer or with an experienced angler to find a location where children are most likely to enjoy the experience. 

Get out and enjoy the thrill of fishing in the summer or in the winter. Any season is a great time for family and friends to connect with some of New Brunswick’s greatest natural resources – our lakes, rivers, streams and the fish that live in them.