In-Season River Status

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  • Class 6
  • Class 4
  • Class 2
  • Class 0
  • Unclassified
  • Closed (special management measures may apply)

* Indicates river has closed sections. Please Closed for the Season section

1 All rivers noted as "Open" will open one hour before sunrise on the effective date.

All rivers noted as “Morning Angling Only” will be open for angling from one hour before sunrise until 10:00 a.m. on the effective date.

All rivers noted as "Closed" or "Partial Closure" will close effective one hour after sunset on the effective date. “Morning Angling Only” rivers will close at 10:01am on the effective date. If a river is partially closed during the season, please contact the DFO Angling Line at 1-800-782-3058 or your local DFO detachment for a detailed description of the closure.

Please refer to the "Watershed Management Plans" and "Closed for the Season" sections of the Anglers Guide for more details on partial sections of rivers closed for the entire season.

Zone 1
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 1 - Flowers River & tributary streams
UC Open
Zone 1 - Hunt River
UC Open
Zone 1 - Adlatok River
UC Open
Zone 1 - Ujutok River & tributary streams
UC Open
Zone 1 - Little Bay River & tributary streams
UC Open
Zone 1 - Big River
UC Open
Zone 1 - Michael's River
UC Open
Zone 1 - Tom Luscombe River & tributary streams
UC Open
Zone 1 - Double Mer & tributary streams
UC Open
Zone 2
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 2 - Eagle River
UC Open
* Zone 2 - Sand Hill River & tributary streams
UC Open
Zone 2 - Reid's Pond River & Reid's Pond
UC Open
Zone 2 - Hawke River
UC Open
Zone 2 - Gilbert River
2 Open
Zone 2 - Shinney's River
2 Open
Zone 2 - St. Mary's River
2 Open
Zone 2 - St. Charles River & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 2 - St. Lewis River & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 2 - Port Marnham Brook & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 2 - Alexis River & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 2 - Black Bear River & tributaries
UC Open
Zone 2 - Paradise River & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 2 - White Bear River & tributaries
UC Open
* Zone 2 - Dykes River & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 2 - North River & tributaries
UC Open
Zone 3
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 3 - Western Brook, Hare Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Ariege or Salmon River, including Southwest Brook and Rose's Brook, Hare Bay
4 Open
Zone 3 - Easter Brook, Canada Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Northeast Book & tributary streams, Canada Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Western Brook or Beaver Brook, Canada Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Northwest Brook, Canada Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Cloud River, Canada Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Soufletts River, Harbour Deep
2 Open
Zone 3 - Little Harbour Deep
2 Open
Zone 3 - Coney Arm River
2 Open
* Zone 3 - Sop's Arm River, including Main, Doucer's, Natlin's, Corner Brook, and all tributary streams
4 Open
Zone 3 - Hampden River
2 Open
Zone 3 - Wild Cove Brook, White Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Western Arm Brook, White Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Middle Arm Brook, White Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Southern Arm Brook, White Bay
2 Open
Zone 3 - Baie Verte River & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 3 - Woodstock River
2 Open
Zone 4
River section Class Status Date in Effect
* Zone 4 - Burlington River
2 Open
Zone 4 - Indian River, Hall's Bay, including Burnt Berry Brook below falls, Davis Brook and Black Brook
4 Open
Zone 4 - West River, Hall's Bay, including Rowsell's Brook & Barney's Brook
2 Open
Zone 4 - South Brook, Hall's Bay & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 4 - Tommy's Arm River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 4 - Northwest Arm Brook
2 Open
Zone 4 - Western Arm River
2 Open
Zone 4 - Leamington River
2 Open
Zone 4 - Charles Brook, Bay of Exploits
2 Open
Zone 4 - Northern Arm River, Bay of Exploits
2 Open
Zone 4 - Peter's River, Bay of Exploits
2 Open
* Zone 4 - Exploits River & tributary streams
6 Open
Zone 4 - All Exploits watershed above Red Indian Lake dam
0 Open
Zone 4 - Main stem of mid-Exploits from Grand Falls fishway to Red Indian Lake dam
2 Open
Zone 4 - Main stem, from Stoney Brook to Exploits Bay
6 Open
Zone 4 - Tributaries below Grand Falls fishway
4 Open
Zone 4 - Tributaries of mid-Exploits from Grand Falls fishway to Red Indian Lake dam
2 Open
Zone 4 - Rattling Brook downstream from the power house
- Closed
* Zone 4 - Campbellton River & tributaries, including Neyles Brook & Indian Arm River & tributary streams
4 Open
Zone 4 - Dog Bay Rivers, including Southwest Brook & all tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 4 - Gander River & tributary streams
6 Open
Zone 4 - All other tributaries of the Main Stem and Southwest Gander
2 Open
Zone 4 - Main Stem below Gander Lake
6 Open
Zone 4 - Northwest Gander tributary
4 Open
Zone 4 - Waters above Big Dead Wolf Falls,.including Waters and Caribou Brook (tributary Southwest Gander)
0 Open
Zone 4 - Waters above Great Gull Falls on Great Gull River (tributary Northwest Gander)
0 Open
* Zone 4 - Ragged Harbour River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 4 - Anchor Brook
4 Open
* Zone 4 - Deadman's Bay River & tributary streams
4 Open
Zone 4 - Windmill Brook
2 Open
Zone 5
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 5 - Northwest Brook, Indian Bay
2 Open
Zone 5 - Indian Bay River & tributary streams
4 Open
Zone 5 - Northwest Brook, Trinity, Bonavista Bay
2 Open
Zone 5 - Traverse Brook & tributary streams
4 Open
Zone 5 - Middle Brook, including Square Pond Brook & Burnt Pond Brook
4 Open
Zone 5 - Gambo River & tributary streams, including Mint Brook, Narrows, Triton Brook, Riverhead Brook & Parsons Brook
4 Open
Zone 5 - Northwest Brook, Alexander Bay
2 Open
* Zone 5 - Terra Nova River & tributaries, including Maccles Brook,
2 Open
* Zone 5 - Northwest Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams
- Closed
Zone 5 - Salmon Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 5 - Southwest Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 6
River section Class Status Date in Effect
* Zone 6 - Salmon Cove River, Trinity Bay
2 Open
Zone 6 - Trouty River, Trinity Bay
2 Open
Zone 6 - Pope's Harbour River, Trinity Bay
2 Open
* Zone 6 - Shoal Harbour River, Trinity Bay & tributaries
2 Open
Zone 6 - Deer Harbour River & tributary streams, Trinity Bay
2 Open
* Zone 6 - Bellevue River, Trinity Bay
2 Open
Zone 7
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 7 - Salmon Cove River, Conception Bay
2 Open
* Zone 7 - North River, Conception Bay
2 Open
* Zone 7 - South River, Conception Bay
2 Open
Zone 7 - North Arm River, Holyrood
0 Open
Zone 8
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 8 - Renews River
2 Open
Zone 9
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 9 - Biscay Bay River
2 Open
* Zone 9 - Northeast Brook, Trepassey
- Closed
* Zone 9 - Northwest Brook, Trepassey
2 Open
Zone 9 - Peter's River
2 Open
* Zone 9 - Salmonier River, including Back River below falls
2 Open
Zone 9 - Colinet River, including north and east branches
2 Open
Zone 9 - Rocky River & tributary streams
0 Open
Zone 9 - North Harbour River, St. Mary's Bay
2 Open
Zone 9 - Little Salmonier River, St. Mary's Bay
2 Open
Zone 9 - Big Barachois Brook, St. Mary's Bay
2 Open
* Zone 9 - Branch River, St. Mary's Bay
2 Open
Zone 10
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 10 - Great Barasway
2 Open
Zone 10 - South East River (Placentia) &tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 10 - Northeast River, Placentia
2 Open
* Zone 10 - Come By Chance River
2 Open
Zone 10 - Watson's Brook, Placentia Bay
2 Open
Zone 10 - North Harbour River, Placentia Bay
2 Open
Zone 10 - Black River, Placentia Bay below falls
2 Open
Zone 10 - Piper's Hole River
2 Open
Zone 10 - Nonsuch Brook
0 Open
* Zone 10 - Cape Rodger River
2 Open
Zone 10 - Bay de l'Eau River
2 Open
* Zone 10 - Red Harbour River, Northeast &Northwest branches & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 10 - West Brook, North West Arm, Mortier Bay, & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 10 - Tide's Brook, Mortier Bay, including Main Brook, Shearstick Brook &tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 10 - Salmonier River, Burin
2 Open
Zone 10 - Little St. Lawrence River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 10 - Lawn River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 10 - Taylor's Bay River, Burin Peninsula & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 10 - Salmonier Lamaline River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 10 - Piercey's Brook & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 11
River section Class Status Date in Effect
* Zone 11 - Grand Bank Brook & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 11 - Garnish River, including Lower Garnish & Upper or Black River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 11 - Long Harbour River & tributary streams, Fortune Bay
2 Open
Zone 11 - Bay du Nord River
2 Open
Zone 11 - Simmons Brook & tributary streams, Cinq Island Bay, Fortune Bay
2 Open
Zone 11 - Southwest Brook & tributary streams, Cinq Island Bay, Fortune Bay
2 Open
Zone 11 - Old Bay Brook, Bay de l'Eau
2 Open
Zone 11 - Taylor's Bay Brook, Bay de l'Eau
2 Open
* Zone 11 - Conne River & tributary streams, including Bernard's Brook & Twillick Brooks, Bay d'Espoir
2 Closed
Zone 11 - Long Reach Brook, East Bay
2 Open
Zone 11 - Allen's Cove Brook, Facheau Bay
2 Open
Zone 11 - Bottom Brook, Facheau Bay
2 Open
Zone 11 - Hare Bay Rivers, Southwest Coast
2 Open
Zone 11 - Grey River, including Salmon Brook
2 Open
Zone 11 - White Bear River
2 Open
Zone 11 - Bay de Lupe River
2 Open
Zone 11 - King's Harbour River
2 Open
Zone 12
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 12 - Grandy's River, including Top Pond Brook
2 Open
Zone 12 - Cinq Cerf River
2 Open
Zone 12 - East Bay Brook, La Poile
2 Open
Zone 12 - La Poile River
2 Open
Zone 12 - Farmer's Arm River
2 Open
Zone 12 - Garia River, including North West Brook
2 Open
* Zone 12 - Burnt Island River (Grandy's Brook)
2 Open
Zone 12 - Isle aux Morts River
2 Open
Zone 12 - Grand Bay River
2 Open
Zone 12 - North West Brook, Grand Bay
2 Open
Zone 13
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 13 - Bear Cove River, including Billy's Pond Brook
2 Open
Zone 13 - Little Codroy River, including Cooper's Brook, Southern Brook & Western Brook
2 Open
* Zone 13 - 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
4 Open
* Zone 13 - Highlands River & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Crabbe's River & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Middle Barachois River & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Robinson's River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 13 - Fischell's Brook & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 13 - Flat Bay Brook & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Little Barachois Brook & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Southwest and Bottom Brooks & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Harry's River, including Spruce Brook, Little George's, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook & Gull Pond Brook
2 Open
Zone 13 - Fox Island River & tributary streams
2 Open
Zone 13 - Serpentine River & tributary streams
2 Open
* Zone 13 - Cook's Brook
- Closed
* Zone 13 - Humber River & tributary streams,
6 Open
Zone 13 - Hughes Brook
0 Open
Zone 13 - Goose Arm River
2 Open
Zone 14A
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 14A - Trout River
- Closed
* Zone 14A - Lomond Main River, (East Arm, Bonne Bay) including East Branch
4 Open
* Zone 14A - Deer Arm River
4 Open
Zone 14A - Western Brook & tributary streams
- Closed
Zone 14A - Parsons Pond River & tributary .streams
4 Open
Zone 14A - Portland Creek River, including Brian's Feeder
4 Open
Zone 14A - Portland Creek Feeder & tributary streams
4 Open
* Zone 14A - River of Ponds, including Kate's Feeder, Big Feeder Brook, Spring Tilt Brook (below Spring Tilt Pond) & Big Gulch Brook
4 Open
* Zone 14A - Little Brook Ponds & tributary streams
4 Open
* Zone 14A - Torrent River & tributary streams
4 Open
* Zone 14A - East River, Hawke's Bay
2 Open
Zone 14A - Castor River, including Southwest Feeder
4 Open
* Zone 14A - St. Genevieve River, Ten Mile Lake, Round Lake and all their tributaries flowing into Ten Mile Lake and Round Lake
4 Open
* Zone 14A - West River, St. Barbe
- Closed
Zone 14A - East River, St. Barbe
2 Open
Zone 14A - Big Brook, St. Barbe
2 Open
Zone 14A - Watson's Brook, St. Barbe
2 Open
Zone 14A - Pincent's Brook, Pistolet Bay
2 Open
* Zone 14A - Parker's River (West Brook), Pistolet Bay
2 Open
Zone 14A - Bartlett's Brook & tributary streams, Pistolet Bay
2 Open
Zone 14A - Upper Brook, Milan Arm, Pistolet Bay
2 Open
Zone 14A - East River, Pistolet Bay
2 Open
Zone 14B
River section Class Status Date in Effect
Zone 14B - Forteau River, including First Lake, Second Lake & Third Lake
2 Open
Zone 14B - L'anse au Loup Brook
2 Open
Zone 14B - River & tributaries, including Trout River & Country Cat River
2 Open