Re-opening of Salmon Rivers in Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


DFO advises anglers that due to improved environmental conditions the following rivers will re-open one hour before sunrise on Tuesday August 9, 2016.

Zone 6:

71. Bellevue River, Trinity Bay

Zone 7:

72. Salmon Cove, Conception Bay

73. North River, Conception Bay

74. South River, Conception Bay

75. North Arm River, Holyrood

Zone 8:

76. Renews River

Zone 9:

77. Biscay Bay River

79. Northwest Brook, Trepassey

80. Peter’s River

81. Salmonier River, including Back River below falls

82. Colinet River, including north and east branches

83. Rocky River & tributary streams

84. North Harbour River, St Mary’s Bay

85. Little Salmonier River, St. Mary's Bay

86. Big Barachois Brook, St Mary’s Bay

87. Branch River, St. Mary's Bay

Zone 10:

88. Great Barasway

89. South East River (Placentia)& tributary streams

90. Northeast River (Placentia)

91. Come By Chance River

92. Watson's Brook, Placentia Bay

93. North Harbour River, Placentia Bay

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Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Order 2016-152, 153, 154, 155, 156 have been revoked and Variation Order 2016-167, 168, 169, 170, 171 come into effect on August 9, 2016.

“Notices to Fish Harvesters” for all commercial fisheries are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all “Notices to Fish Harvesters” for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:


Jason Simms
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-2045