fishing adventures guide
fishing on Prince Edward Island, both in freshwater and saltwater, is
one of the best kept fishing secrets in the world.
While the number of sport fish species on Prince Edward Island may be
limited, the quality of the fishing is exceptional.
Edward Island offers 1,100 miles of coastline, deeply indented with
many estuaries and bays. Other than barrier beach ponds, which can be
found at the mouth of many streams, there are few natural lakes. However,
there are more than 800 artificial ponds, many originally constructed
as mill ponds. The streams themselves are short and spring fed and less
dependent upon surface run-off to maintain good flows, even in summer.
The five principal streams where Atlantic salmon can be angled are the
Morell, Valleyfield, West, Dunk, and Trout Rivers. Most are taken in
the Morell River, on the north-eastern side of the Island. This is the
only river on Prince Edward Island that is a scheduled river, and its
main branch can be fished only by fly after June 1. On the Morell River,
many anglers enjoy trolling flies for salmon in Leards Pond where a
small boat is required. However, most angling for salmon is done by
wading the main river.
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Edward Island is one of the few places in North America where the brook
trout or speckled trout, is still king. Brook trout can be found in
virtually every stream on the Island, with sea run trout, the fish most
sought after by anglers, ranging from ½ lb to 6 lbs. Within 10
to 20 km of Charlottetown anglers can fish for brook trout at numerous
locations as well as in the middle of the province between North Granville
and South Granville, off Hwy. 254, or about 8 mi. S. of Cavendish (nearby
camping at Brackley Beach, Cavendish, Kensington) is great for brook
water angling continues to be the least utilised component of the PEI
recreational fishery. Some of the species commonly caught are: mackerel
tuna and dogfish. Various deep sea charters are available from mid-summer
to early autumn. North
Lake, in eastern Prince Edward Island, boasts of being the "Tuna
Capital of the World," with many bluefin tuna caught weighing in
excess of 1000 lbs.
Prince Edward Island, the smallest province in Canada, is just 220 kilometres
long and 6-60 kilometres wide. It is connected to the mainland by the
14-kilometre Confederation bridge and a summer ferry service. This island
is the most densely settled province in Canada, with 130,000 residents,
most of whom are dependent upon renewable resources for their livelihoods.