- Key Activities
- Watershed Classification
- Current Events
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Creel Census
The Kennebecasis River is home to some great brook trout angling and in an effort to ensure this continues, there is a catch and release only section on the river. This section runs from the McAuley Road, behind the PotashCorp mine, up to the confluence of Ketchums Brook in Portagevale. You can find a map of the catch and release stretch here.
Starting in July the entire Kennebecasis River, above Bloomfield Bridge up to the Goshen covered bridge will be fly fishing only. For more on recreational angling regulations you can check out the Dept. of Natural Resources "Fish 2015".
Remember too that if you are out fishing on the Kennebecasis watershed this summer don't forget to fill out our on line Creel Census form.
We will also be conducting creel surveys on our own this summer so keep an eye out for Jenna Strang, our Education Coordinator and have a chat with her. The information we collect from these creel surveys will be used to help establish future management and restoration recommendations and compliment the data we have collected in the past.
For those who like to watch fish as much as target them we are also going to be seeking volunteers to perform redd counts in the fall. If you want to learn more about this give us a call 433-4394. You'll learn about the life cycle of salmon and trout as well as how to identify a salmon redd in the fall of the year.
One of our projects this year has us interested in learning about turtles within our watershed. The wood turtle is a threatened species so if you see a turtle while along the river, give the turtle some space and then give us a shout. We'll have more details on this project as our summer staff develop the project.