Anglers' Guide 2023-2024 - Trout

Trout

INCLUDES SPECKLED (BROOK) TROUT, BROWN TROUT, RAINBOW TROUT, OUANANICHE

Trout Angling Zones

Newfoundland

Zone 1: Insular Newfoundland

Labrador

Zone 2: Labrador, Strait of Belle Isle area (Quebec-Labrador border to Cape Charles)

Zone 3: Southeastern Labrador, north of latitude to 52° to Groswater Bay and bounded inland by west longitude 58°

Zone 4: Western Labrador

Zone 5: Central Labrador

Zone 6: Northern Labrador

Map: Trout Angling Zones.

Map: Trout Angling Zones. Zone 2: Labrador, Strait of Belle Isle area (Quebec-Labrador border to Cape Charles). Zone 3: Southeastern Labrador, north of latitude to 52° to Groswater Bay and bounded inland by west longitude 58°. Zone 4: Western Labrador. Zone 5: Central Labrador. Zone 6: Northern Labrador.

TROUT SEASON DATES

TROUT NON-SCHEDULED WATERS
Zone 1 Dates
Zone 1 February 1 to April 15
May 15 to September 7
Zone 2 March 1 to September 7
Zone 3 February 1 to September 15
Zone 4 February 1 to September 7
Zone 5 February 1 to September 15
Zone 6 February 1 to September 15
RAINBOW TROUT SCHEDULED WATERS
Zone 1 Dates
See Annex 7 for List of Scheduled waters and additional measures June 1 to October 7
RAINBOW TROUT NON-SCHEDULED WATERS
Zone 1 Dates
See Annex 7 for List of Non- Scheduled waters February 1 to April 15
May 15 to September 7
BROWN TROUT SCHEDULED WATERS
Zone 1 Dates
See Annex 8 for List of Non-Scheduled waters and additional measures February 1 to October 7
BROWN TROUT NON-SCHEDULED WATERS
Zone 1 Dates
See Annex 8 for List of Non-Scheduled waters and additional measures February 1 to October 7

Anglers may angle for Trout year round in coastal waters.

Daily Bag/Possession Limit/Size Restrictions

Insular Newfoundland

  • Trout – Includes speckled trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and ouananiche
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 12 fish which can be a combination of any of the species (speckled, brown, rainbow, ouananiche) or 2.25 kg round weight + 1 fish of any of those species, whichever is reached first. No rainbow or ouananiche less than 20 centimeters (8 inches) can be retained.
    • Possession Limit
      • 24 fish or 4.5kg plus 1 fish

Labrador

  • Trout – Includes speckled trout and ouananiche
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • 12 fish which can be a combination of any of the species (speckled or ouananiche) or 2.25 kg round weight + 1 fish of any of those species, whichever is reached first. No ouananiche less than 20 centimeters (8 inches) can be retained.
    • Possession Limit
      • 24 fish or 4.5kg plus 1 fish
  • Lake trout (Zone 2)
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Two fish
    • Possession Limit
      • Four fish
  • Lake trout (Zones 3-6)
    • Daily Bag Limit/Size Restrictions
      • Three fish
    • Possession Limit
      • Three fish