Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Salmon Fishing Areas 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Salmon Fishing Areas 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Thursday, July 20, 2023.

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 2023 Angler's Guide for further information on the environmental protocol.

Zone 3
#29 Wild Cove Brook, White Bay
#30 Western Arm Brook, White Bay
#31 Middle Arm Brook, White Bay
#32 Southern Arm Brook, White Bay
#33 Baie Verte River and tributaries
#34 Woodstock River

#35 Burlington River
#36 Indian River, Hall’s Bay, including Burnt Berry Brook below falls, Davis Brook and Black Brook
#37 West River, Hall’s Bay, including Rowsell’s Brook & Barney’s Brook
#38 South Brook, Hall’s Bay & tributary streams
#39 Tommy’s Arm River and tributary streams
#40 North West Arm Brook
#41 Western Arm River
#42 Leamington River
#43 Charles Brook, Bay of Exploits
#44 Northern Arm River, Bay of Exploits
#45 Peter’s River, Bay of Exploits
#46 Exploits River & tributary streams (including main stem)
#49 Dog Bay River including Southwest Brook and 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
#64. Salmon Brook, Port Blandford and tributary streams
#65. Southwest Brook, Port Blandford and tributary streams

#67 Trouty River, Trinity Bay
#69 Shoal Harbour River Trinity Bay and tributary streams

SFA 13
#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 and tributary streams
#139 Crabbe’s River and tributary streams
#140 Middle Barachois River and tributary streams
#141 Robinson’s River and tributary streams
#142 Fischells River and tributary streams
#145 Southwest and Bottom Brooks and tributary streams

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 2023-139, 2023-140, 2023-141, 2023-142, and 2023-143 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-148, 2023-149, 2023-150, 2023-151, and 2023-152 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 20, 2023.

“Notices to Anglers” 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 Anglers” for fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact

For information, contact:

Jackie Kean
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 689-8246