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Miramichi Angling Hours Reduced

 Miramichi Salmon Fishing Hours Reduced


The hours open for recreational fishing on the Miramichi River system have been reduced due to high water temperatures.


A notice from Fisheries and Oceans Canada issued Monday afternoon said angling will only be allowed on the river from 6 to 11 a.m. daily on open waters until water conditions improve.


The limited window for casting and hooking will take effect Tuesday, July 24.  It will  remain in place until further notice.


“Fisheries and Oceans will monitor conditions on a daily basis and will issue a notice to recreational anglers to inform the public when restrictions are lifted,” the notice said.


This measure affects the following areas. Tributaries are not included in this reduction.


• Northwest Miramichi River upstream to the North and South branch junction

• Little Southwest Miramichi River, including the North Pole Stream and the Lower North Branch Little Southwest Miramichi River

• Big Sevogle River, including the North and South branches

• Southwest Miramichi River, including the North and South branches

• Rocky Brook and Clearwater Brook

• Renous River, including the North and South branches

• Dungarvon River

• Bartholomew River

• Cains River


This move follows the closure of 26 salmon holding pools on July 5 due to high temperatures and low water levels. Those pools will remain off limits for all angling methods and fishing for all species until conditions improve.


The shuttered pools are (listed by Miramichi River branch or tributary):


NORTHWEST MIRAMICHI RIVER


• Mouth of Wildcat Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Trout Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


•  Mouth of Pat’s Brook in Wayerton, including the waters 50 metres upstream


LITTLE SOUTHWEST MIRAMICHI RIVER


• Mouth of Harris Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Parks Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of the Bartholomew River, including its waters upstream to the Route 8 bridge


• Mouth of Otter Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


SOUTHWEST MIRAMICHI RIVER


• Mouth of Gray Rapids Brook, including the waters upstream to Route 118 - locally known as Pete’s Brook


• Mouth of Hudson Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Mersereau Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Morse Brook, including the waters upstream to Howard Road


• Mouth of McKenzie Brook,  including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Black Brook, including the waters upstream to South Cains River Road


• Mouth of Donnelly Brook, including the waters upstream to the South Road Bridge


• Mouth of Mill Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Big Hole Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Betts Mills Brook, including the waters upstream to Route 8


• Mouth of Porcupine Brook, including the waters upstream to Storytown Road


• Mouth of Doak Brook in Doaktown, including the waters 50 metres upstream


RENOUS RIVER


• Waters of the Renous River surrounding the pump house at co-ordinates N 46.86483, W 65.67698 (WGS 84)


• Mouth of Butty’s Brook and the waters from its mouth to South Renous Road - locally known as Duffy’s Brook


CAINS RIVER


• Mouth of Otter Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream -  locally known as Brophy’s Place


• Mouth of Cold Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


•  Mouth of Salmon Brook, including the waters upstream to South Cains River Road


• Mouth of Muzroll Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


• Mouth of Six Mile Brook, including the waters 50 metres upstream


The following three salmon pools will stay closed until Dec. 31.


NORTHWEST MIRAMICHI RIVER


• Mouth of Sutherland Brook, including the stretch upstream to Route 420


SOUTHWEST MIRAMICHI RIVER


• Waters of the Southwest Miramichi River in Quarryville, 300 metres upstream and 300 metres downstream of the Quarry-ville Bridge, including Indian Town Brook from its mouth upstream to the Route 108 bridge


• Mouth of Wilson Brook, including the waters 100 metres upstream - known locally as the Bear Den


The Fisheries and Oceans notice said further details are available from Gulf Variation Order 2018-062. The orders registry can be found online under Orders Registry: Order summaries for existing fisheries.


To report suspicious fishing activity, contact the nearest conservation and protection office in the Fisheries and Oceans Gulf Region or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.