Hi Italo. I was delighted to speak with you today for an hour about fishing. My father lives in Tatamagouche, N.S. and does some fishing in the Waugh River. Just curious as to whether you’ve done any fishing there and any tips you may have about that specific location. Thanks.

Posted on February 28th, 2016

Hi James, It was nice getting to know you, sharing a coffee and talking fishing amongst other things.  I have only fished out of Shelborne, NS to produce saltwater TV shows, but not in the Tamagouche region to the north.

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I have not fished the Waughs River but I know there has been a great effort put in to assist primarily Atlantic Salmon and trout to negotiate the falls by way of a fish ladder to be able to access prime spawning grounds up-stream. Not sure how much the fish are using the ladder. It does have a population of Atlantic salmon, brown & brook trout. Efforts have also been made to stock the Atlantics, but not sure of it’s success.  For the browns and brook trout, timing is very important, to fish the river when they are in specific stretches and having the right water clarity. Check the local regulations for seasons and angling techniques. If you are allowed to fish small artificial lures, the Vibrax #1 & #2 & the Coutdown Raala in the CD3 & CD4 size will work well for the trout. For the salmon some of the more popular local flies will work well like the Micky Finn…God bless you.

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