Jed The Fishing Guide
Guiding for smallmouth bass on Lake Ainslie, Nova Scotia's largest natural lake. I am the only professional fishing guide pursuing smallmouth bass on this lake. Lake Ainslie is likely the location of the next Nova Scotia record for smallmouth bass. Additional guiding for trout, striped bass, mackerel and smelts on the waters of Western Cape Breton. Fish aboard my powerboat, from one of my kayaks, the shore or on the ice! My 50+ years of fishing experience is available to you for the day. Fish in unfamiliar locations, for unfamiliar species or try out my rods, reels and tackle before you buy. You can cast, troll or fly fish, it is up to you.
Sports may use my tackle at no additional cost, One child (under 16) per adult fishes free of charge - adult MUST accompany child
Everyone wears a PFD while aboard my boats (PFDs are provided if you don't have one)
Children under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Types of Fishing
Rods & Reels
18 foot v-hull aluminum with wind-shield.
"Knot at Work" and "Marley"
11 foot (3.3 m) fishing kayaks. One person per boat
Since 2021 year
I began fishing at a young age on Lake Ainslie with my father, uncle and grandfather. My experience and gear will allow you to quickly benefit from my heritage on Nova Scotia's largest natural lake. Further afield await fishing adventures in local streams, beaches, other lakes and on the ice of the Bras D'Or. My 50+ years of fishing experience has taken me across North America as well as Australia and New Zealand. I have learned the benefits of guidance while fishing unfamiliar waters or for ne...
Gerald (Jed) Woodill
Since 2021 year
How to get there
Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada
From Sydney, NS or Port Hastings NS: Take Highway 105 to Whycocomagh, then turn North onto Highway 252. Follow 252 until it becomes Hwy 395. Follow Hwy 395 to the intersection with West Lake Ainslie Road. Turn left toward West Lake Ainslie / Inverness. We will be on your right hand side. From Inverness: Take Hwy 19 West to Strathlorne. Turn left toward Scotsville/Lake Ainslie and follow Strathlorne Scotsville Road to the intersection with West Lake Ainslie Road. Turn right onto West Lake Ainslie Road. We will be on your left hand side.
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: