Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to try their hand at sportfishing during the 11th annual sportfishing weekend on June 4-5. “My department is pleased once again to offer Nova Scotians the opportunity to head to some of this province’s many lakes and rivers to fish for one weekend without needing a licence,” said Chris d’Entremont, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. “Fishing is an activity that can be enjoyed at any age.” The sportfishing weekend is set aside to allow residents of Nova Scotia to fish for most species without a general sportfishing licence. However, all bag limits and regulations still apply. Licence requirements and regulations also still apply for fishing Atlantic salmon. Sportfishing in Nova Scotia is worth about $85 million a year to the province’s economy. Close to 100,000 Nova Scotians sport fish each year and thousands more visit the province to fish. For more information see the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website at www.gov.ns.ca/nsaf/sportfishing or call the department’s inland fisheries division at 902-485-5056.