Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Recreational angling licences available to residents and non-residents of New Brunswick.

Eligibility

Resident: Must be a resident as defined in the Fish and Wildlife Act and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Angling Licence.

Non-Resident: Must show proof of identity and must not be restricted from purchasing a New Brunswick Angling Licence.

Children – both resident and non-resident – can fish without a licence. If you are fishing for Atlantic salmon, the following rules apply:


  • Can fish for salmon without a licence if accompanied by a person who has an Atlantic salmon licence. The child’s catch must be included in that person’s daily limit.


  • Must buy a licence (10 - 15 years of age) if they want their own catch limit of Atlantic salmon.

Description

An angling licence is required to fish recreationally in inland waters of New Brunswick. New Brunswick sells 10 angling licence classes, which are differentiated based on: 1) the residency and age of the licence holder and 2) whether the licence holder wishes to fish for Atlantic salmon in addition to other sport fish species. A recreational angling licence is valid from April 15th until March 31st the following year and includes the winter fishing period from January 1st to March 31st. Anglers wishing to retain landlocked Atlantic salmon between 48 cm and 63 cm must purchase a ‘salmon’ class licence and may then activate up to 4 tags for the season.

Anglers must follow the regulations established for recreational fishing in New Brunswick (see Fish book – Summary of Regulations in the Related Links section).

Resident and non-resident licences are available for purchase through the Fish & Wildlife Licensing System: ONLINE, at vendors and at Service New Brunswick Centres.

For more information about purchasing licences through the Fish & Wildlife Licensing System, see related link called Fish & Wildlife Licensing.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
2011 NR Fish and Wildlife Licences and Applications.pdf,
2010 NR Hunting and Angling Licences.pdf,
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
Non-Resident - Salmon  
  Season (class 1) + $5 fish stocking fee + $30 conservation fee138.002010-01-01
  7 day (class 2) + $5 fish stocking fee + $20 conservation fee75.002010-01-01
  3 day (class 3) + $5 fish stocking fee + $10 conservation fee38.002010-01-01
Non-Resident - All Species - Except Salmon 2010-01-01
  Season (class 4) + $5 fish stocking fee + $20 conservation fee39.002010-01-01
  7 day (class 5) + $5 fish stocking fee + $10 conservation fee26.002010-01-01
  3 day (Class 6) + $5 fish stocking fee + $5 conservation fee20.002010-01-01
Resident - Salmon  2010-01-01
  Season (class 7) + $5 fish stocking fee + $5 conservation fee26.002010-01-01
  Kids 10-15 years or Seniors 65+ (class 8)+ $5 fish stocking fee + $5 conservation fee10.002010-01-01
Resident - All Species - Except Salmon 2010-01-01
  Season (class 9) + $5 fish stocking fee + $5 conservation fee13.002010-01-01
  Seniors 65+ (class 10) + $5 fish stocking fee + $0 conservation fee10.002010-01-01
Replacement5.252012-01-01