Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery Newfoundland and Labrador (2021 - 2022)

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 2021-2022 Angler’s Guide for details. For a complete description of Zones, see the map insert included in the 2021-2022 Angler’s Guide.

Management measures

The management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2021 and 2022 are as follows:

  • Anglers will be permitted to retain a total of two salmon with a maximum of one salmon on Class 2 rivers.
  • A catch and release limit of three fish per day for all scheduled 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 multi-faceted Environmental Protocol will continue.
  • Full details on the regulations, seasons, bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas will be contained in the 2021-2022 Angler’s Guide which will be available in the near future in booklet form and online.

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