Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 4, 5 and 6

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Zones 4, 5 and 6 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

During this period, angling is permitted from one hour before sunrise to 10:00 am each day, and will be closed to angling from 10:01 am to one hour before sunrise on the following day.

The rivers will reopen as conditions improve. Please refer the 2022 Angler's Guide for further information on the environmental protocol.

Zone 4

#49 Dog Bay River including Southwest Brook & all tributary streams

#50 *Gander River & tributary streams with the exception of:

- the Main Stem below Gander Lake

#51 *Ragged Harbour River & tributary streams

#52 Anchor Brook

#53 *Deadman’s Bay River & tributary streams

#54 Windmill Brook.

Zone 5

#56 Indian Bay river & tributary streams

#57 Northwest Brook, Trinity, Bonavista Bay

#58 Traverse Brook & tributary streams

#59 Middle Brook, including Square Pond Brook & Burnt Pond Brook

#60 Gambo River & tributary streams, including Mint Brook, Narrows, Triton Brook, Riverhead Brook & Parsons Brook

#61 Northwest Brook, Alexander Bay

#62 *Terra Nova River & tributaries, including Maccles Brook

#64 Salmon Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams

#65 Southwest Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams

Zone 6

#66 Salmon Cove River, Trinity Bay

#67 Trouty River, Trinity Bay

#68 Pope’s Harbour River, Trinity Bay

#69 *Shoal Harbour River, Trinity Bay & tributaries

#70 Deer Harbour River & tributary streams, Trinity Bay

*indicates river has closed sections (reference Angler’s Guide 2022-23)

For more information please visit the In Season River Status website at In-Season River Status or call the Angling Line at 709-772-2045.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-118, 2022-119, 2022-120, 2022-121 and 2022-122 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-129, 2022-130, 2022-131, 2022-132 and 2022-133 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 26, 2022.

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

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

For information, contact:

Connie Dobbin-Vincent
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-6319