Anglers Guide 2017-2018

Trout and Other Species

Includes Speckled (Brook) Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Ouananiche, Arctic Char, Smelt, Northern Pike, Whitefish

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard reserves the right to make changes to the plan if conservation concerns warrant. A Parks Canada fishing permit is required to catch and retain trout in a national park. Anglers should check with park staff for daily bag/possession limit/size restrictions.

Trout Angling Zones

Newfoundland

Zone 1: Insular Newfoundland

Labrador

Zone 2: Labrador, Strait of Belle Isle area (Quebec-Labrador border to Cape Charles)

Zone 3: Southeastern Labrador, north of latitude to 52º to Groswater Bay and bounded inland by west longitude 58º

Zone 4: Western Labrador

Zone 5: Central Labrador

Zone 6: Northern Labrador

Map: Trout Angling Zones. Zone 2: Labrador, Strait of Belle Isle area (Quebec-Labrador border to Cape Charles). Zone 3: Southeastern Labrador, north of latitude to 52º to Groswater Bay and bounded inland by west longitude 58º. Zone 4: Western Labrador . Zone 5: Central Labrador. Zone 6: Northern Labrador

Season Dates 2017-2018
(non-scheduled waters)
ZoneWinter OpensWinter ClosesSummer OpensSummer Closes
Zone 1 February 1 April 15 May 15 September 7
Zone 2 March 1 - - September 7
Zone 3 February 1 - - September 15
Zone 4 February 1 - - September 7
Zone 5 February 1 - - September 15
Zone 6 February 1 - - September 15

Winter Trout Angling

These conditions apply to winter angling for ALL species of trout:

  • Maximum of three separate lines each equipped with one hook per method while angling through the ice.
  • All three lines must be closely and constantly attended to by the angler.
  • Where open water is available during the winter angling season, anglers may angle with rod and line from shore or boat.

Daily Bag/Possession Limit/Size Restrictions

Insular Newfoundland - Species

  • Trout – Includes speckled trout, brown trout, rainbow and ouananiche
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 12 fish which can be a combination of any of the species (speckled, brown, rainbow, ouananiche) or 5 lbs (2.27 kg) round weight + 1 fish of any of those species, whichever is reached first. No rainbow or ouananiche less than 20 centimeters (8 inches) can be retained.
    • Possession Limit
      • Twice daily bag limit.
  • Arctic char
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 12 Arctic char, or 5 lbs round weight (2.27 kg) + 1 fish of that species, whichever limit is reached first.
    • Possession Limit
      • Twice daily bag limit.
  • Smelt
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • No limit.
    • Possession Limit
      • No limit.

Labrador - Species

  • Trout – Includes speckled trout and ouananiche
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 12 fish which can be a combination of any of the species (speckled or ouananiche) or 5 lbs (2.27 kg) round weight + 1 fish of any of those species, whichever is reached first. No ouananiche less than 20 centimeters (8 inches) can be retained.
    • Possession Limit
      • Twice daily bag limit.
  • Lake trout (Zone 2)
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Two fish.
    • Possession Limit
      • Four fish.
  • Lake trout (Zones 3-6)
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Three fish.
    • Possession Limit
      • Three fish.
  • Speckled trout in Eagle Plateau Management Zone, Chateau Pond and Gilbert’s Lake.
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 6 fish or 2.5 lbs + 1 fish, whichever limit is reached first.
    • Possession Limit
      • Equal to the daily bag limit.
  • Northern pike
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Two fish.
    • Possession Limit
      • Twice the daily bag limit.
  • Arctic char
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Two fish.
    • Possession Limit
      • Twice the daily bag limit.
  • Whitefish
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • No limit.
    • Possession Limit
      • No limit.
  • Smelt
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • No limit.
    • Possession Limit
      • No limit.