Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Salmon Fishing Areas 3, 4, 5, 6, 13 and 14A

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Salmon Fishing Areas (SFA) 3, 4, 5, 6, 13, and 14A will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Thursday, July 27, 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 to the 2023 Angler's Guide for further information on the environmental protocol.

18. Ariege or Salmon River including Southwest Brook and Rose’s Brook, Hare Bay.
27. *Sops Arm River, including Main Doucer’s, Natlin’s, Corner Brook, and all tributary streams

50.* Gander River & tributary streams not including main stem below Gander Lake but including Northwest Gander tributary, All other tributaries of the Main Stem and Southwest Gander, Waters above Great Gull Falls on Great Gull River (tributary Northwest Gander), and Waters above Big Dead Wolf Falls, including Waters and Caribou Brook (tributary Southwest Gander).
51. *Ragged Harbour River & tributary streams  
52. Anchor Brook             
53. *Deadman’s Bay River & tributary streams    
54. Windmill Brook

55. Northwest Brook, Indian Bay               
56. Indian Bay River & tributary streams 
57. Northwest Brook, Trinity, Bonavista Bay         
58. Traverse Brook & tributary streams

68. Pope’s Harbour River, Trinity Bay

SFA 13
152. Goose Arm River

154. *Lomond Main River (East Arm, Bonne Bay) including East Branch
164. Castor River, including Southwest Feeder
165. *St. Genevieve River, Ten Mile Lake, Round Lake, and all their tributaries flowing into Ten Mile Lake and Round Lake

*indicates river has closed sections (reference Anglers’ Guide 2023-24)

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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-160, 2023-161, 2023-162, 2023-163, and 2023-164 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-168, 2023-169, 2023-170, 2023-171, and 2023-172 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 27, 2023.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