Anglers Guide 2019-2020

Special Trout Management Areas

Season dates, bag limits and possession limits may vary in special trout management areas.

Unless otherwise specified, the daily bag limit for special management areas of insular Newfoundland is six trout 0.9 kilograms + one trout, whichever limit is reached first.

The possession limit is the daily bag limit.

Middle Brook Watershed and Indian Bay – Bonavista North (Including Tributary Streams and Connecting Ponds)

  • Summer Season: May 15 - August 8, 2019
  • Labour Day: August 30 - September 2, 2019
  • Winter Season: February 1 - April 1, 2020

Indian Bay – Bonavista North Watershed Special Trout Management Area.

Effective 2019, the Indian Bay Special Trout Management Area will be extended to the following area: Anchor Brook in the north along the coast line to Trinity Brook then west for 23 kilometers to the east side of Home Pond, then NW 17 kilometers to a point approximately 5 kilometers NW of Indian Bay Pond then NE 57 kilometers to the outflow of Anchor Brook. Any ponds enclosed by these boundaries will be considered part of the zone. See map below for further detail.

Map: Indian Bay – Bonavista North Watershed Special Trout Management Area.

Middle Brook Watershed Ponds

  • Rodney Pond
  • First Burnt Pond
  • Butt’s Pond
  • Black Duck Pond
  • Square Pond
  • Second Burnt Pond
  • Pussels Pond

Southwest Pond, Otter Pond, and Coaker’s Steady

  • Summer Season: June 1 - September 7, 2019
  • Winter Season: No winter angling.

Scientific analyses have shown that the “mystery fish of Bonavista Bay,” prevalent in Southwest Pond, are Atlantic salmon. If you are found in possession of those or any other untagged Atlantic salmon, enforcement action will be taken.

Star Lake

  • Summer Season: July 1 - July 31, 2019
  • Winter Season: February 1 - April 1, 2020

Adies Lake

  • Summer Season: June 1 - July 31, 2019
  • Winter Season: February 1 - April 15, 2020

10 Mile Lake and Round Lake (Northern Peninsula)

  • Summer Season: June 1 - September 7, 2019
  • Winter Season: No winter angling.

Daily bag limit is two trout, the weight (or combined weight) of any fish retained cannot exceed 2.25 kg. Trout greater than 58 centimetres must be released

Special trout management area includes: 10 Mile Lake and Round Lake (Northern Peninsula) and all tributaries flowing in and out of 10 Mile Lake and Round Lake and the St. Genevieve River system.

Jonathan’s Brook Watershed

  • Season Dates: Angling dates: consistent with the trout angling dates in non-scheduled waters for insular Newfoundland and the salmon angling dates for the scheduled waters of this watershed.
  • Minimum Size: Speckled (brook) trout less than 23 centimetres must be released.
  • Bag/Possession Limit: Trout daily bag limit and possession limit are consistent with those of insular Newfoundland.

Special trout management area includes: Whitman’s Pond, Jonathan’s Park Pond, Big Jonathan’s Pond, Lower Jonathan’s Pond and all the waters running in and out of these ponds.

Churchill River Drainage Basin Watershed (Labrador)

  • Season: Refer to Zone Season Dates
  • Minimum Size: A minimum size limit of 60 centimetres for lake trout.

Churchill River Drainage Basin Watershed is defined as:

  • West Forebay
  • Winokapou Lake
  • Smallwood Reservoir
  • Sandgirt Lake
  • Lobstick Lake
  • Ossakmannon Reservoir
  • Atikonak Lake
  • Ashuanipi Lake
  • Gabbro Lake
  • Sims Lake
  • Lake Joseph
  • Shabogamo Lake

Eagle Plateau Management Zone (Labrador)

  • Season: February 1 - September 15, 2019
  • Bag Limit: Bag limit for brook trout is 6 fish or 1.13 kg + 1 fish, whichever is reached first. The possession limit is equal to the daily bag limit. See the map below.

Map: Eagle Plateau Management Zone. See details below

Eagle Plateau Management Zone Map

Map showing the boundaries of the Eagle Plateau Management Zone which is located in Labrador. The Eagle Plateau Management Zone is bordered by the following coordinates.

Eagle Plateau Management Zone – Coordinates Table
Point   Latitude - NorthLongitude - West
1. 53° 50′ 58° 30′
2. 53° 50′ 58° 00′
3. 52° 00′ 58° 00′
4. 52° 00′ 61° 00′
5. 52° 45′ 61° 30′
6. 53° 15′ 59° 30′

Table description:

Table showing the coordinates that represent the boundary lines of the Eagle Plateau Management Zone. Row one is the title. Column one represents the label given to each coordinate. Column two represents the latitude coordinate for each point. Column three represents the longitude coordinate for each point.