- Families in New Brunswick may take advantage of the province’s relaxation of fishing license requirements this holiday weekend.
- The ice fishing hotspot off Renforth Wharf in Rothesay is suitable for casual casting because tidal waters do not require a license.
Families in New Brunswick who want to get out this holiday weekend may take advantage of the province’s waiver of fishing license requirements.
The New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources hosts a free fishing trial across the province, with no license or guide required.
Mike Holland, Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Development, stated, “It’s a fantastic chance for those who have wanted to try it.”
“Many people ask themselves, ‘Do I want to acquire a license or not?’ You may proceed in this manner.”
Because tidal waters do not require a license, the ice fishing hotspot off Renforth Wharf in Rothesay is ideal for casual casting. A license in other locations, on the other hand, can cost anywhere from $10 to $138, depending on your age and the sort of fish you want to catch.
Landon Hatfield, 6, told Global News that patience is crucial while out on the icy Kennebecasis River with his sister, mother, aunt, and grandparents.
He explained, “I feel everything (on the line), but it just keeps swimming away.”
He wasn’t confident that his luck would flip around until around two hours into the trip. He simply replied, “zero,” when asked how many fish he expected to capture by the end of the day.
Mike and Caroline Trueman, a few shacks down, were reeling them in. Mike had a few tricks under his sleeve with over 20 years of expertise in the sport.
He said, “It’s the thing to do in the winter.” “This gets you outside to experience the beauty of New Brunswick.”
They’ve discovered methods to make the activity even more delightful throughout the years, such as reclining in a custom-built wooden cabin on soft recliners next to a ceramic wood burner.
They were listening to music and drinking hot chocolate on the way. It’s easy to understand how they’ve managed to convert their friends and family into ice fishing enthusiasts.
“They’re a little hesitant at first,” Caroline explained. “I say they’re hooked when they catch their first fish.”
Since the start of Fish NB Days in 2019, Minister Holland said the response has been very enthusiastic.
Source: Global News
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