Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Re-Opening in Salmon Fishing Areas 4, and 5

DFO advises anglers that the following rivers will re-open to normal angling hours as of one hour before sunrise on August 9, 2023.


Salmon Fishing Area 4

#46 Exploits River & tributary streams (including main stem)


Salmon Fishing Area 5

#62 Terra Nova River & tributaries, including Maccles Brook


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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-186, 2023-187, 2023-188, 2023-189, and 2023-190 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-195, 2023-196, 2023-197, 2023-198, and 2023-199 come into effect at 1800 hours on August 8, 2023.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