Angler's Guide 2014-2015

Fall Angling: September 8 - October 7, 2014

Gander River, Exploits River and Humber River

  • Catch-and-Release angling as follows:
    • main stem of Lower Exploits River, from Stoney Brook to river mouth;
    • main stem of Lower Humber River, from Boom Siding (outlet of Deer Lake) to lower end of Shellbird Island;
    • main stem of Gander River from outlet on Gander Lake to river mouth.
  • Angling not permitted on any tributaries of these rivers;
  • Daily catch-and-release bag limit of four salmon;
  • Two small salmon (blue tags) retention permitted on the main stem of the Gander River from August 1 to October 7, 2014.
Retention Limits
River ClassificationSeasonal LimitTag ColoursTag #
Class 0 Catch-and-release N/A N/A
Class 2 Two fish Red 1, 2
Class 4 Four fish Red, green 1, 2, 3, 4
Class 6 Six fish Red, green, blue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
(Zones 1&2)
Four fish Red, green 1, 2, 3, 4

Non-scheduled waters in insular Newfoundland and Labrador are considered Class 2, with two-fish retention (red tags 1 and 2). In order to retain salmon angled in non-scheduled waters, you must possess a valid salmon inland fishery licence and affix red tags 1 and 2. Only small salmon may be retained in Zones 1 to 14B.

See Annex 4 for additional Salmon Management Measures.

Daily Retention

  • Two fish on all Class 2, 4 & 6 rivers and unscheduled rivers.
  • Two fish in Zones 1 and 2.
  • No salmon fry, parr, smolt or salmon less than 30 centimeters (12 inches) may be retained on scheduled or non-scheduled waters. Fish should be returned to the water in a manner which causes the least harm.

Possession Limit

  • Twice daily bag limit (where applicable).