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Striped Bass

fishing adventures on the

Northumberland Strait


About Your Guide

My love for fishing started as a youngster in Newfoundland  fishing 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 fishery re-opened in 2017,

I soon got hooked fishing for them 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  certified 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.   I'm also excited to offer walk and wade fishing for Atlantic Salmon and/or trout on the beautiful rivers in Northern Nova Scotia. 

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 Guide

Your Fishing 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 $300/ 2 people

Walk & Wade
Atlantic Salmon • 

For experienced fly fishermen who are looking to try their luck on some Northern Nova Scotia rivers,  we offer full day walk and wade guided fly fishing excursions.

STARTING AT $400/ 1 person

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 The Strait

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 recreational fishery.  Striped bass in the Northumberland Strait spend the summer off our coast feeding on mackerel, herring and other bate fish.   Stripers are fun to fish and because they are in tidal water,  you are not required to have a fishing license. 

Happy Anglers


Shari Pictou • NS

My girlfriends and I decided to go fishing on very short notice. We contacted Sean and he graciously obliged to provide one of the most memorable days we ever had! Sean was so patient with us all and taught us how to cast properly. We were absolutely thrilled when we managed to get a ‘fish on’!!


Mike Porter • NS

Great experience with Sean, all of us had a great time! Very knowledgeable and would highly recommend, Can’t wait to go back!


Shaun MacDonald • NS

My son and I had an amazing evening. The total experience was better than we could imagine. Fought a couple of monsters, landed a beautiful keeper and had tons of fun. Thanks again!!!!

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