Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Notice Number
Issue Date

Salmon Rivers Re-opening in Zones 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13

DFO advises anglers that the following rivers will re-open to normal angling hours as of one hour before sunrise on August 12, 2022.

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 

87. *Branch River, St. Mary's Bay

Zone 10

88. Great Barasway

89. South East River (Placentia) & tributary streams

90. *Northeast River, Placentia

91. Come By Chance River

92. Watson's Brook, Placentia Bay

93. North Harbour River, Placentia Bay

94. Black River, Placentia Bay below falls

95. Piper's Hole River

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. Tide's 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

Zone 12

125. Grandy's River, including Top Pond Brook

126. Cinq Cerf River

127. East Bay Brook, La Poile

128. La Poile River

129. Farmer's Arm River

130. Garia River, including North West Brook

131. *Burnt Island River (Grandy's Brook)

132. Isle aux Morts River

133. Grand Bay River

134. North West Brook, Grand Bay

Zone 13

135. Bear Cove River, including Billy's Pond Brook

136. Little Codroy River, including Cooper's Brook, Southern Brook & Western Brook

137. *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

138. *Highlands River & tributary streams

139. *Crabbe's River & tributary streams

140. *(Middle) Barachois River & tributary streams

141. *Robinson's River & tributary streams

142. Fischell's Brook & tributary streams

143. Flat Bay Brook & tributary streams

144. *Little Barachois Brook & tributary streams

145. *Southwest and Bottom Brooks & tributary streams

146. *Harry's River, including Spruce Brook, Little George's, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook & Gull Pond Brook

147. Fox Island River & tributary streams

148. Serpentine River & tributary streams

150. Humber River - Upper Humber River

151. Hughes Brook

152. Goose Arm River

*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 2022-165, 2022-166, 2022-167, 2022-168, and 2022-169 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2022-172, 2022-173, 2022-174, 2022-175 and 2022-176 come into effect at 1800 hours on August 11, 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