2017 – 2019 Atlantic Salmon Integrated Fisheries Management Plan

Dates of Season

Dates of Season
ZONE   AREA OPENS CLOSES
Zones 3 - 8 Cape Bauld to Cape Race June 1 Sept. 7
Zones 9 - 12 Cape Race to Cape Ray June 1 Sept. 7
Zone 13 Cape Ray to Cape St. Gregory June 1 Sept. 7
Zone 14A Cape St. Gregory to Cape Bauld June 1 Sept. 7
Zone 14B L’Anse au Clair to Cape Charles June 15 Sept. 15
Zones 1 and 2 Labrador North and East June 15 Sept. 15
Fall Angling Gander River, Exploits River, Humber River Sept. 8 Oct. 7


Note: Some individual rivers may have different opening and closing dates. Check the watershed management plans section in the 2017-2018 Angler’s Guide for details. For a complete description of Zones, see the map insert included in the 2017-2018 Angler’s Guide.

Management measures

Management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2017-2019 remain the same as 2016 with the following exceptions:

  • South Brook, a small tributary of the Humber River, is changed from Class 6 to Class 0.
  • Section of Flat Bay Brook above the Look Out Brook run, upstream to its source is closed.
  • Daily catch & release limit in Zone 1 (Labrador) is changed from four fish to eight fish.

Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2017-2018 Angler’s Guide. 

Single or multi-yearplanning

This information is applicable from 2017 and 2018.

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