One will often see people along the shore trying their hand at catching, caplan, smelt, sea bass, mackerel or flounder, depending on the season. New to our region since 2014 is the striped bass recreational fishing.  

In 2015 and 2016, the striped bass recreational fishery will take place from May 1 to October 31; In 2016, the retention fishing periods will take place from May 9 to 29, from July 30 to August 21, from September 2 to 5 and from October 22 to 30.

During the retention fishing periods, anglers will be able to retain a maximum of one striped bass per day and will be prohibited from possessing more than one striped bass at any given time. Outside of these retention fishing periods, all striped bass caught must be released immediately in a manner that causes the least harm to the fish.

For more information on this fishery, please contact :
Frédéric Butruille
A/Regional Senior Fisheries Management Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick

The Sun, Moon, tides, and weather all influence fish activity. For example, fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset. During a full moon, tides are higher than average and fish tend to feed more.


  • One hour before and one hour after high tides, and one hour before and one hour after low tides.
  • During the “morning rise” and the “evening rise” (just before sundown and the hour or so after).
  • When the water is still or rippled, rather than during a wind.