Atlantic Salmon Newfoundland and Labrador (2018)

Dates of season (subject to change)

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 2018-2019 Angler’s Guide for details. For a complete description of Zones, see the map insert included in the 2018-2019 Angler’s Guide.

Management measures

Management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2018 are as follows:

  • The season will start with one fish retention on all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador that currently have retention. The department will conduct an in season review of returns and the results of the review will inform the management approach for the remainder of the season. Tag 1 is valid from 1 hour before sunrise June 1 until one hour after sunset on July 20, 2018. 
  • Catch and Release limits are reduced to three fish per day for Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.
  • Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2018 - 2019 Angler’s Guide. 

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