Fly Fishing Guiding & Lessons

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Our lessons allow most people to cast a fly rod within an hour. Our philosophy is that there is nothing to be intimidated about with casting a fly. We offer simple instruction in a relaxed and patient manner. Come cast a fly and join the fun!


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Guide before booking your trip.


Trip Includes
Pick-up service
In Annapolis Royal

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license
Float plane service

No alcohol


Deposit non-refundable.


Brook Trout
Striped Bass
Smallmouth Bass

Types of Fishing
Backcountry fishing
Lake fishing
River fishing
Nearshore fishing

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing
Light tackle

Fishing Pole
Rod holders
Rods & Reels

Boat Specs

Sportspal 14 Square Stern

A perfect backcountry fishing boat. Our Sportspal is equipped with a trolling motor and rod holders. There is lots of room for gear and the canoe is very stable.



Christopher Fertnig

Operator since 2024
Some of us are born to fish and some us are called to fish. No matter what age you start, the passion for angling is a gift with a myriad of benefits. Wild fish tend to live in unspoiled natural places that offer an immersion in nature that promotes wellbeing and happiness. Though I am not a naturalist, I approach fishing from a naturalist's perspective. We are motivated to have our clients catch fish, however the time spent in wild, wooded, watery places with otters, kingfishers, eagles, and amphibians, is the true reward for a day out. Our goal is not to kill and eat a limit of fish. Conservation is key. We strongly suggest catch and release fishing, especially for our wild Brook (Speckled) Trout. We suggest only keeping 1 or 2 trout and for Striped Bass releasing the big spawning females over 35" I have been fly-fishing for over 35 years and fishing for 50 years. In that time I have taught my own children and many other people of all ages and backgrounds to fly-fish. We particularly enjoy bringing women and children into the sport. Fish have no biases and neither do we.

Christopher Fertnig

Operator since 2024

How to get there

Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada -  Annapolis River
We meet our clients in Annapolis Royal or at a convenient location.

Book with 10% deposit

Once the fishing guide confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the guide

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the fishing guide on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: