May 17, 2019

2019 Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery

DFO wishes to advise anglers that the 2019 season for the Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery are:

Insular Newfoundland - all rivers are open from June 1 to September 7, 2019.

Labrador - all rivers are open from June 15 to September 15, 2019.

Management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2019 are as follows:

 A retention limit of one fish on Class 2 rivers (Tag 1 - red) and a retention limit of two fish on Class 4, Class 6 and unclassified rivers (Tags 3 and 4 - green). 

 A catch and release limit of three fish per day for all 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 implementation of a new multi-faceted environmental protocol which will be available in the 2019-2020 Angler's Guide. 


For additional information, refer to the Fisheries Management Decision online at:

Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2019 - 2020 Angler's Guide which will be available soon in booklet form or on-line at



Jackie Kean

Resource Manager

Tel. (709) 772-2045