Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery Newfoundland and Labrador (2019)
Dates of season
|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 2019-2020 Angler’s Guide for details. For a complete description of Zones, see the map insert included in the 2019-2020 Angler’s Guide.
The management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2019 are as follows:
- A retention limit of one fish on Class 2 rivers (Tag 1 – red) and a retention limit of two fish on Class 4, Class 6 and unclassified rivers (Tags 3 and 4 – green).
- A catch and release limit of three fish per day for all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador with the exception of Class 0 rivers. Class 0 rivers are permitted a catch and release limit of two fish per day.
- The retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.
- The implementation of a new multi-faceted environmental protocol, which will be available in the 2019-2020 Angler’s Guide.
- The department will conduct an in season review of returns.
- Full details on the regulations, seasons, bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas will be contained in the 2019-2020 Angler’s Guide which will be available in the near future online at https://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide
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