Anglers' Guide 2023-2024 - Salmon

Salmon

SALMON FISHING AREAS (SFAs)

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MAP for Salmon Fishing Areas (SFAs) and Detachments

Disclaimer: This map is a visual guide and not a legal depiction. Refer to the applicable Regulations and Acts for interpreting and applying law.

Insular Newfoundland: Salmon Fishing Areas 3 -14A

Labrador: Salmon Fishing Areas 1, 2, & 14B

SALMON SEASON DATES

Angling on scheduled salmon rivers is permitted only between one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset. Anglers may angle for salmon year-round in Coastal Waters.

Summer Angling

Insular Newfoundland
SFA AREA OPEN CLOSES
SFA 3 - 8 Cape Bauld to Cape Race June 1 Sept. 7
SFA 9 - 12 Cape Race to Cape Ray June 1 Sept. 7
SFA 13 Cape Ray to Cape St. Gregory June 1 Sept. 7
SFA 14A Cape St. Gregory to Cape Bauld June 1 Sept. 7
Labrador
SFA AREA OPEN CLOSES
SFA 1 - 2 Labrador North and East June 15 Sept. 15
SFA 14B L’Anse au Clair to Cape Charles June 15 Sept. 15

Note:

Some individual rivers may have different opening and closing dates. Check the Watershed Management Plans section for details. For a complete description of Zones, see the Newfoundland and Labrador Scheduled Salmon Rivers map included in this guide.

Fall Angling: September 8 – October 7, 2023

Gander River, Exploits River and Humber River

  • Catch-and-Release angling as follows:
    • main stem of Lower Exploits River, from Stoney Brook to river mouth;
    • main stem of Lower Humber River, from Boom Siding (outlet of Deer Lake) to lower end of Shellbird Island;
    • main stem of Gander River from outlet on Gander Lake to river mouth.
  • Angling not permitted on any tributaries of these rivers.
  • Fall Angling retention on the main stem of the lower Gander River will be subject to the in-season review.

Retention Limits

 

Retention Limits
River Classification Retention Limit Tag Color Tag #
Class 0 0 N/A N/A
Class 2 One fish Red 1
Class 4 Two fish Red/Green 1, 2
Class 6 Two fish Red/Green 1, 2
Unclassified (SFA 1 and 2) Two fish Red/Green 1, 2

Retention of salmon is not permitted on non-scheduled waters.