may be a limited number of sport fish species
on Prince Edward Island, but don't let that fool
you. Recreational fishing on Prince Edward Island,
both in freshwater and saltwater, is one of the
best kept secrets in the angling world.
Edward Island is one of the few places in North
America where the brook trout, also called speckled
trout, is still king. The large input of mineral
rich groundwater, combined with short streams
and large estuaries, has created ideal conditions
for brook trout. 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. Rainbow trout are an introduced
species on Prince Edward Island, and there are
only a half dozen streams where they can regularly
of the salmon angled on Prince Edward Island 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. Although the salmon run is primarily
composed of grilse, some salmon in excess of 20
lbs have been encountered.
of the species commonly caught during deep sea
fishing excursions are: mackerel, cod, and dogfish.
Various deep sea charters are available throughout
Prince Edward Island from mid-summer to early
autumn. All required fishing equipment is available
through the boat charter.