Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Closing in Zones 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Zones 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 11 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Wednesday, August 3, 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

#39 Tommy’s Arm River & tributary streams

Zone 6

#71 *Bellevue River, Trinity Bay

Zone 7

#72 Salmon Cove River, Conception Bay

#73 *North River, Conception Bay

#75 North Arm River, Holyrood

Zone 9

#81 *Salmonier River, including Back River below falls

#82 Colinet River, including north and east branches

#83 Rocky River & tributary streams

#84 North Harbour River, St. Mary’s Bay

#85 Little Salmonier River, St. Mary’s Bay

#86 Big Barachois Brook, St. Mary’s Bay

Zone 10

#96 Nonsuch Brook

#97 Cape Rodger River

#98 Bay de l’Eau River

#99 *Red Harbour River, Northeast and Northwest branches & tributary streams

#100 West Brook, North West Arm, Mortier Bay & tributary streams

#101 Tides Brook, Mortier Bay, including Main Brook, Shearstick Brook & tributary streams

#102 Salmonier River, Burin

#103 Little St. Lawrence River & tributary streams

#104 Lawn River & tributary streams

#105 Taylor’s Bay River, Burin Peninsula & tributary streams

#106 *Salmonier Lamaline River & tributary streams

#107 Piercey’s Brook & tributary streams

Zone 11

#108 *Grand Bank Brook & tributary streams

#109 *Garnish River, including Lower Garnish & Upper or Black River & tributary streams

*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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2022-139, 2022-140, 2022-141, 2022-142 and 2022-143 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-148, 2022-149, 2022-150, 2022-151 and 2022-152 come into effect at 1800 hours on August 3, 2022.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