Anglers can now enjoy the winter season of sportfishing in Kings County.
In order to participate in the season, which opened Jan. 1, anglers are required to have a 2012 general fishing licence, which can be purchased at Department of Natural Resources offices. Licences are valid until March 31, 2013. Anglers may also purchase one-day licences at a reduced rate.
Anglers can take advantage of the annual winter sportfishing weekend, Feb. 16 and 17, when residents and non-residents can fish in open winter sportfishing areas without a general fishing licence.
In Kings County, anglers can fish for rainbow trout in Silver and Sunken Lakes and white and yellow perch and chain pickerel at Lake George and Lake Paul.
For a full list of lakes open across the province, visit www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing/angling/winterangling.shtml