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.
Your fishing in Prince
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
selection of great PEI fishing info is available for your trip preparation.
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 trout.
water angling continues to be a lesser recognized 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.