Anglers Guide 2017-2018

Annexes

Annex 3 - Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Regulations - Program for Anglers with a Disability

"Angler with a disability” means a person who holds a valid inland fishery licence, a river specific inland fishery licence or a valid family inland fishery licence issued by the Minister and has a disability affecting angling activities.

"Disability affecting angling activities” means a permanent impairment or other permanent medical condition which, in the opinion of a health care provider, restricts a person’s ability to perform the activities of angling, including accessing a place from which to angle, retaining and releasing fish.

An angler with a disability may specify one designated angler to angle and retain the species set out in licence of the angler with a disability, in the area permitted and within the bag limits set by law.

"Designated angler” means a person who holds a valid inland fishery licence, river specific inland fishery licence or a valid family inland fishery licence and is specified by an angler with a disability to angle and retain a species of fish that the angler with a disability is permitted by law to catch and retain, but does not include a person who is prohibited by the court from holding an inland fishery licence.

  • A designated angler shall:
    • keep within 100 metres of the angler with a disability, except when in pursuit of a fish that has been hooked for the angler with a disability;
    • possess the licence and tags of the angler with a disability at all times while angling for that angler with a disability; and
    • immediately affix and lock a tag to a salmon caught for the angler with a disability in the manner described in the Wild Life Regulations (i.e. affix the tag through the gills and mouth of the salmon so that it cannot be removed and by cutting out the month and day of retention).

Where a designated angler retains and tags a salmon, the angler with a disability shall immediately take possession of and retain the salmon.

To become eligible, persons must first complete an application form for the Program for Hunters and Anglers with a Disability. For more information, please contact the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources, Wildlife Division by telephone at (709)637-2025.