Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Zones 12 and 13

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Zones 12, and 13 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Monday, August 8, 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 12

125. Grandy’s River, including Top Pond Brook

126. Cinq Cerf River

127. East Bay Brook, La Poile

128. La Poile River

129. Farmer’s Arm River

130. Garia River, including North West Brook

131. *Burnt Island River (Grandy’s Brook)

132. Isle aux Morts River

133. Grand Bay River

134. North West Brook, Grand Bay

Zone 13

135. Bear Cove River, including Billy’s Pond Brook

136. Little Codroy River, including Cooper’s Brook, Southern Brook & Western Brook

137. *Great Codroy River, including Broom Brook, Ryan’s Brook & Mullchingnic Brook;

the North Branch of Great Codroy, including Upper Brook, Lower Brook & Crooked Brook;

the South Branch of Great Codroy, including Bullhouse Brook

138. *Highlands River & tributary streams

139. *Crabbe’s River & tributary streams

140. *(Middle) Barachois River & tributary streams

141. *Robinson’s River & tributary streams

142. Fischell’s Brook & tributary streams

143. Flat Bay Brook & tributary streams

144. *Little Barachois Brook & tributary streams

145. *Southwest and Bottom Brooks & tributary streams

146. *Harry’s River, including Spruce Brook, Little George’s, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook & Gull Pond Brook

147. Fox Island River & tributary streams

148. Serpentine River & tributary streams

149. *Cook’s Brook

150.Humber River & tributary streams

151.Hughes Brook

152.Goose Arm River

*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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-153, 2022-154, 2022-155, 2022-156, and 2022-157 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-160, 2022-161, 2022-162, 2022-163 and 2022-164 come into effect at 1900 hours on August 8, 2022.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