Cape Breton Island Places

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Margaree Harbour

Sports and the Outdoors

The Margaree has two fishing seasons: the early summer run (opens annually on June 1) and the fall run (which goes from mid-September through October, coinciding with the peak foliage period).

Margaree Salmon Association. The association is heavily involved in salmon conservation and habitat restoration, and has put together a pamphlet, available on its website, outlining Margaree River fishing etiquette. In addition to the fishing advice, the pamphlet lists the names and contact information of guides who know the river well and can help you catch that trophy-size salmon. The guides typically charge C$200 per day. Margaree Harbour, NS. 902/248–2578. www.margareesalmon.org.

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