Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 4

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Zones 4 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

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 2022 Angler's Guide for further information on the environmental protocol.

Zone 4

#41 Western Arm River

#42 Leamington River

#43 Charles Brook, Bay of Exploits

#44 Northern Arm River, Bay of Exploits

#45 Peter's River, Bay of Exploits

#46 *Exploits River & tributary streams

- Tributaries below Grand Falls fishway

- Tributaries of mid-Exploits from Grand Falls fishway to Red Indian Lake dam

(NOTE: Main Stem of Exploits River is open)

*indicates river has closed sections (reference Angler's Guide 2022-23)

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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-129, 2022-130, 2022-131, 2022-132 and 2022-133 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-134, 2022-135, 2022-136, 2022-137 and 2022-138 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 27, 2022.

"Notices to Fish Harvesters" for all commercial fisheries 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 Fish Harvesters" for commercial fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact

For information, contact:

Connie Dobbin-Vincent
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-6319