Gros Morne NP in NL Closed to All Angling


CBC News - NL

Gros Morne rivers, brooks closed to salmon fishing

Comes on the heels of DFO's decision to allow catch and release only as of Sunday

CBC News Posted: Aug 10, 2017 9:21 AM NT

All rivers and brooks in Gros Morne National Park are closed to all fishing, effective immediately, Parks Canada said in a news release Thursday morning.

The sites included in the closure are Lomond River, East Branch Lomond River, Deer Arm Brook (Eastern Arm), Bakers Brook, Black Brook, Bottom Brook (St. Pau's Inlet) and Wallace Brook.

Parks Canada said in its release the closure is due to low numbers of returning salmon.

Last week, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced that all salmon rivers in Newfoundland would be catch and release only due to a significant decline in salmon returns.

That change came into effect one hour after sundown on Aug. 6.


Gros Morne National Park on Newfoundland's west coast. Park is closed to all angling.