Anglers’ Guide 2023-2024 –Annexes – Annex 4 –Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Regulations - Guide Requirements
Annex 4 - Newfoundland and Labrador Wildlife Regulations - Guide Requirements
For these regulations, the following definitions apply:
- Any Canadian citizen residing in the province six consecutive months or more, or any person residing in the province 12 consecutive months or more, or a member of the RCMP or Canadian Armed Forces stationed in the province (no minimum time), or a member of the RCMP or Canadian Armed Forces who was born in the province, but is stationed elsewhere and is visiting the province.
- Direct Relative:
- Father, mother, grandparent, sister, brother, son, daughter, grandchild, or in-law, who is a resident of the province.
- Provincial Highway:
- A public highway maintained by the Department of Works, Services and Transportation designated by a route number.
- Co-operative Camp:
- Any VIP camp, military camp or non-commercial private club in existence since May 18, 1990 and is used for the purpose of sport fishing and hunting.
- The owner or operator of a camp site, lodge, cabin and/or related facilities licenced under the Tourist Establishment Regulations (1994) and constructed and used solely as a base for outfitting operations for sport fishing and/or hunting and related activities.
1. Island of Newfoundland; South of 52°N Labrador
- A non-resident shall not angle scheduled salmon waters unless accompanied by a licenced guide or by a direct relative who is a resident.
- A non-resident may angle unaccompanied on non-scheduled waters within 800 metres of a provincial highway; beyond that point an angler must be accompanied by a licenced guide or direct relative who is a resident.
2. North of 52°N Labrador
- A non-resident shall not angle for any species of fish in any inland waters without engaging the services of an outfitter except that :
- a non-resident who is the guest of a co-operative camp may angle in the waters adjacent to those camps if accompanied by a licensed guide;
- a non-resident who is accompanied by a direct relative who is a resident may angle in any inland water north of 52° north latitude; and
- in waters set out in Schedule I of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations (Canada), a non-resident licensed to fish for salmon may fish within 800 metres upstream and 800 metres downstream to a bridge on a provincial highway if accompanied by a licensed guide.
- A non-resident may angle in any inland water within 800 metres of a provincial highway, other than waters set out in Schedule I of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishery Regulations (Canada),without using the services of an outfitter or without being accompanied by a licensed guide or a direct relative.
- A non-resident who is a paying guest of a commercial tourist establishment licensed under the Tourist Establishment Regulations enacted under the Tourist Establishments Act may angle for fish in inland waters beyond 800 meters of a provincial highway provided that he or she
- returns to that tourist establishment each night;
- utilizes the services of a licensed guide; and
- does not fish within 2 kilometres, or a distance which the minister may establish, of an existing licensed outfitter camp site, lodge, cabin and related facilities.
- A non-resident who is a guest of a resident of the province at a cottage located in Labrador may angle for fish in inland waters provided that he or she
- fishes in waters adjacent to that cottage;
- is accompanied by a licensed guide; and
- a fee is not charged and remuneration is not paid for the guide service or for lodging, accommodations or meals at that cottage.
A licensed guide, while employed as a licensed guide, shall not angle for salmon or trout in inland waters but a licensed guide may, within reasonable limits, demonstrate the techniques of line casting and hooking of fish to an angler by whom he or she is accompanied. A licensed guide who hooks a fish while demonstrating the techniques of line casting to the angler by whom he or she is accompanied shall release the fish back into the water.