Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

CORRECTION: Salmon Rivers Closing in Salmon Fishing Areas 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 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, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 13 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Tuesday, July 25, 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.


Salmon Fishing Area 3

#26 Coney Arm River

#28 Hampden River


Salmon Fishing Area 6

#66 Salmon Cove River, Trinity Bay

#71 Bellevue River, Trinity Bay


Salmon Fishing Area 7

#72 Salmon Cove River, Conception Bay

#73 North River, Conception Bay

#75 North Arm River, Conception Bay


Salmon Fishing Area 8

#76 Renews River


Salmon Fishing Area 9

#77 Biscay Bay

#79 Northwest Brook, Trepassey

#80 Peters River

#81 Salmonier River including Back River below fall

#82 Colinet River, including North and East branches

#83 Rocky River & tributary streams

#84 North Harbour  River, St. Mary’s Bay

#85 Little Salmonier River, St. Mary’s Bay

#86 Big Barachois Brook, St. Mary’s Bay


Salmon Fishing Area 10

#89 Southeast River (Placentia) & tributary streams

#90 Northeast River, Placentia


Salmon Fishing Area 13

#143 Flat Bay Brook & tributary streams

#144 Little Barachois Brook & tributary streams

#146 Harry’s River, including Spruce Brook, Little George’s, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook and Gull Pond Brook

#150 Humber River & tributary streams (including Adies Lake)

#151 Hughes Brook

For more information please visit the In Season River Status website at 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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-148, 2023-149, 2023-150, 2023-151, and 2023-152 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-160, 2023-161, 2023-162, 2023-163, and 2023-164 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 25, 2023.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:

Connie Dobbin-Vincent
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 730-4173