Striped Bass

fishing adventures on the

Northumberland Strait

About Your Guide

My love for fishing started as a youngster in Newfoundland  jigging for cod and angling for trout in lakes and rivers.  

We moved to Nova Scotia when I was 10, and not long after that my family bought a cottage on Moodie Cove, near the mouth of Pictou Harbour.   Since then, I’ve spent my free time exploring Northern Nova Scotia's lakes, rivers and ocean waters, fishing small mouth bass, trout, mackerel, and of course the mighty Atlantic salmon.  

When the striped bass sport fishery re-opened in 2017,

I soon got hooked angling for these feisty fish on the beautiful beaches and inlets of the Northumberland Strait. 

Now after 29 years as a first responder, I’ve started a new adventure -  Stripers of the Strait.  As a "soon to be" licensed Nova Scotia fishing guide, I’ll take you to my favourite fishing spots, set you up with quality fishing gear, help you hook some stripers and maybe even tell a few fishing stories.

So join me on a Stripers of the Strait Adventure. Whether you're a first timer or an experience angler, there’s no such thing as a bad day of fishing. 

Sean Townsend


Your Striped Bass Adventure Awaits!


Striper Adventures
On The Strait


Sunrise, sundown or half day  guided fishing  excursions. We can customize your adventure just the way you want it. 


 Rods, reels, tackle and all necessities included to make your adventure fun and memorable. 

 STARTING AT $250/ 2 people

The Pictou Lodge


Your own private beach, personal guide, and  your catch cooked over an open campfire.  Rods, reels, tackle and all necessities included to make your adventure fun and memorable.   


Exclusive to Pictou Lodge guests.

STARTING AT $250/ 2 people

Calm Waters for

First Responders


Each month, Stripers of The Strait dedicates a day to first responders who want to experience and explore the therapeutic benefits of fishing. 

This introduction to striped bass fishing is FREE to all first responders  


Fishing Stripers on the Northumberland Strait

The Northumberland Strait is a tidal water body between Prince Edward Island and the coast of eastern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia. The Strait's shallow depths lend to warm water and is reportedly home to the warmest ocean water temperatures in Canada, and some of the warmest ocean water temperatures on the Atlantic coast north of Virginia.

The Northumberland Strait is rich in marine life and is home to thriving commercial fishery and sport fishery.  Striped bass in the Northumberland Strait spend the summer off our coast feeding on mackeral and herring.   Stripers are fun to fish and because they are in tidal water,  you are not required to have a fishing license. 

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