August 22, 2019


Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 9 and 10

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Thursday August 22, 2019.

During this period, angling is permitted from one hour before sunrise to 10:00 am each day, and will be closed to angling from 10:01 am to one hour before sunrise on the following day.

The rivers will reopen as conditions improve. Please refer to page 16 of the 2019 Angler’s Guide for further information on the 2019 environmental protocol.


Zone 9

87. Branch River, St. Mary’s Bay


Zone 10

89. South East River (Placentia) & tributary streams

90. Northeast River, Placentia


For more information please visit the In-Season River Status Report at or call the Angling Line at 709-772-4423.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Orders 2019-222, 2019-223, 2019-224, 2019-225 and 2019-226 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2019-227, 2019-228, 2019-229, 2019-230 and 2019-231 come into effect at 1800 hours on August 22, 2019.


Chelsea Austin 
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-4968