Anglers Guide 2023-2024 – Other Species

OTHER SPECIES

SMELT, ARTIC CHAR, NORTHERN PIKE AND WHITEFISH

OTHER SPECIES SEASON DATES

Smelt:

Smelt angling dates are consistent with trout angling dates in non-scheduled inland waters (See Season Dates), with the exception of the list of ponds, which open January 15. See Annex 9. Only smelt may be retained when these ponds are closed to trout angling from January 15 - January 31.

Smelt angling in coastal waters is permitted throughout the year.

 

ARTIC CHAR
Zone Dates
Zone 1 May 15 - September 7
February 1 - April 15
Zone 2 March 1 to September 7
Zones 3-6 February 1 - September 15

 

NORTHERN PIKE
Zone Dates
Zones 3-6 February 1 - September 15

 

WHITEFISH
Zone Dates
Zones 3-6 February 1 - September 15

 

Daily Bag/Possession Limit/Size Restrictions

 

Insular Newfoundland - Species

  • Smelt
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • No limit.
    • Possession Limit
      • No limit.
  • Arctic char
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 12 Arctic char, or 2.25 kg round weight + 1 fish of that species, whichever limit is reached first.
    • Possession Limit
      • 24 fish or 4.5kg plus 1 fish

Labrador - Species

  • Smelt
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • No limit.
    • Possession Limit
      • No limit.
  • Arctic char
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Two fish.
    • Possession Limit
      • Four fish.
  • Northern pike
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Two fish.
    • Possession Limit
      • Four fish.
  • Whitefish
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • No limit.
    • Possession Limit
      • No limit.

OTHER SPECIES LICENCE FEES

  • Non-resident: $12.00

Family - Trout

  • Non-resident: $12.00

 

Note:

Licence fees for inland fishing licences do not include the vendor’s processing fee of $3.00 per licence and applicable HST.

A Parks Canada fishing permit is required to catch and retain trout in a national park. Anglers should check with park staff for daily bag/possession limit/size restrictions.

GEAR TYPE FOR TROUT ANGLING

A single barbless hook must be used when angling on scheduled salmon rivers. Gear type for non-scheduled waters is subject to the same gear and gear limits as trout angling. Refer to Gear Type for Trout Angling.