Deep Sea Fishing
Enjoy the fresh fish with a difference once you get involved in a deep sea fishing excursions; you have started your line in the blue waters off the coast and you’ve captured your first fish. You have chosen to go fishing mackerel or cod? You want to measure yourself to a giant Bluefin tuna? You are attracted to the mysterious side of hunting shark? Regardless of the high seas adventure you choose, boat captains will be happy to share with you their experiences.
Fishing trips on the high sea are among the most common adventures people choose, both in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and in the Northumberland Strait are those for mackerel and cod. From the beginning of July to September, you can book tickets for a trip in one of the fishing ports of the coast of Prince Edward Island, including Shipwreck, North Lake, Red Head, Savage Harbour, Covehead Harbor, Malpeque, New London Wharf, North Rustico, Rusticoville, Stanley Bridge, Alberton and Seacow Pond Harbour.
The tour, which usually lasts three and a half hours is an inexpensive activity that appeals to the whole family. Once you set foot on dry land, the captain will take you back to your cottage or your campground, with your catch of the day filleted and ready to be cooked on the barbecue!
If you have followed TV shows like Deadly Catch, then this is one way to experience what fishermen go through without the real danger that comes with the profession.
Big Game Fishing
For those who prefer big game fishing, we suggest to fish tuna or shark. Several companies offer fishing trips for Tuna on the Island Sport Fishing list. Some boats are also equipped to take adventurers where sharks are lurking under the water surface.
But as beach lovers need not worry! Blue sharks, mako and porbeagle sharks prefer the cool waters of the canal, so we rarely observe them near the coast. Moreover, there is no record of a shark attack in the Prince Edward Island area. The waters are not only the warmest north of the Carolinas, they are also among the safest.
Generally, sharks frequent the waters of the island towards the end of the summer. This is why the Tour captains don’t start taking reservations until about September. But in the month of July the big game fishing enthusiasts can play to their heart’s content, because the tuna fishing season begins mid-month and continues until autumn. Tuna fishing is based on a quota system, its season has no fixed duration.
Your rod securely attached to its support, be prepared for a fight that could last up to three hours. Tuna pull with all their strength on your line, so hard that the captain will have to put his boat on and shoot against your prey. The boat must sometimes move up to nine knots to exhaust a large tuna.