Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Salmon Fishing Area 9, and 10

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Salmon Fishing Areas (SFA) 9 and 10 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Thursday, August 3, 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.

87. * Branch River, St. Mary’s Bay

SFA 10
88. Great Barasway

*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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-181, 2023-182, 2023-183, 2023-184, and 2023-185 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-186, 2023-187, 2023-188, 2023-189, and 2023-190 come into effect at 1800 hours on August 3, 2023.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