DFO Management Rules in NL for Salmon Anglers




May. 7, 2018

2018 Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishery

DFO wishes to advise anglers that the 2018 seasons for the Atlantic Salmon recreational fishery are:

Insular Newfoundland - all rivers are open from June 1 to September 7, 2018.

Labrador - all rivers are open from June 15 to September 15, 2018.

Management measures for recreational salmon fishing in 2018 are as follows:

- The season will start with one fish retention on all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador that currently have retention. The department will conduct an in season review of returns and the results of the review will inform the management approach for the remainder of the season. Tag 1 is valid from 1 hour before sunrise June 1 until one hour after sunset on July 20, 2018.

- Catch and Release limits are reduced to three fish per day for all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador.

- Retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.

Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in the 2018 - 2019 Angler's Guide which will be available soon in booklet form or on-line.