"The Land of Evangeline"—Longfellow, through his hearttouching story of "Evangeline," has done much to enhance Nova Scotia's fame as a theater of history and tradition; but its natural attractions are all its own, and there is not a square mile of the entire peninsula in which the tourist or rest-seeker will not find something to interest him. Nova Scotia has long been known to those who have a rare instinct for the delightful. It is wonderfully picturesque. It is a most remarkable country for ir.-shore salt water fishing; for beaches as safe and spacious as they are numerous; for boating in tidal waters that are like upland lakes; for sport with rod and line in two-score generous streams; for pursuit of moose and bear in the primeval woods; for the observing of social forms that are neither of the Old World nor of the New. For, indeed, Nova Scotia is opulent in repose, in beauty, in history, in tragedy, and in magnificence of hope—hope sometimes deferred, always justified. Nova Scotia's eighteen counties provide something good in each in the way of either hunting or angling. The best fishing is in May and June, although there is fair trout fishing in September. August is the poorest month of the year. Early in May is the best time for salmon fishing, and sea trout take the lure well in June and July. A list of the fishing waters of this Province will be found under Fresh Water and Salt Water Fishing Resorts. All points of interest for the angler are reached by the Dominion Atlantic Ry. or the Halifax & South Western Ry. in the western end of the Province and the Intercolonial Ry. north and eastward from Halifax into Cape Breton, connecting at North Sydney with the Reid Newfoundland Co.'s line for Newfoundland. The Intercolonial Ry. connects at Pictou for Prince Edward Island. Trout fishing is excellent on Prince Edward Island and may be had in many streams, the best of which are the Morell, Dunk, Pierre, Jacques, Miminigash, Kildare, Tignish, Percival, Enmore and Hunter Rivers. There is also very good fishing at North Lake and other places in the vicinity of East Point. The close season for fishing is from October 1st to March 31st inclusive.
Within easy reach of Halifax are a number of rivers and lakes which provide as good sport as can be found in the Maritime Provinces, some of the rivers also containing salmon. North from the head of Musquodoboit Harbor, and extending towards the east and west is a splendid country, full of game, and in which are numerous lakes well stocked with large trout. To the west of Halifax, Indian River and Ingram River are favorites.
Information has heen compiled by the People's Game and Fish Protective Association of Nova Scotia, which will be supplied to those interested. F. W. Russell is secretary, at Dartmouth.
The Nova Scotia Guides' Association will supply guides, outfits, etc. Information freely given upon request to Roy S. Kelley, the secretary, at Yarmouth, N. S.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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