Details on the salmon pools closed to angling in the Miramichi system in times of warm water

On this page, anglers can find a detailed description of the salmon pools that close to angling when water gets too warm, as per the warm water protocol in place for the Miramichi River system. When the warm water protocol is activated, these pools are closed to angling for all species until further notice. Any closure notice that is in effect and that restricts angling will be published on the Recreational Fisheries page (Atlantic salmon section). There are 27 pools that close to all angling during warm water conditions, plus (3) additional pools that close starting July 1st every year. To know if the 27 pools described below are closed to angling, please verify if there is a closure notice in effect by checking the link above.

Northwest Miramichi River

The waters of the Northwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Wildcat Brook including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 47.000480, -65.8298870 to (2) 47.000430, -65.829030; then to (3) 46.999130, -65.828810; to (4) 46.998660, -65.830280; to (5) 47.000120, -65.831040 and then to (6) 47.000480, -65.829870;

Wildcat Brook

The waters of the Northwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Trout Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 47.094440, -65.836300; to (2) 47.093860, -65.835850; then to (3) 47.092760, -65.835850 to (4) 47.092760, -65.836940; and then to (5) 47.094310, -65.837300;

Trout Brook

The waters of the Northwest Miramichi River in Wayerton, located at the mouth of Pat’s Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 47.157920, -65.831090 to (2) 47.156390, -65.830860; then to (3) 47.156480, -65.831540 to (4) 47.157310, -65.832650; and then to (5) 47.157730, -65.832270;

Pat’s Brook

Little Southwest Miramichi River

The waters of the Little Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Harris Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Little Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.899000, -65.983680; to (2) 46.898490, -65.982390; then to (3) 46.897450, -65.983290 to (4) 46.897420, -65.984250; then to (5) 46.897750, -65.984820 and to (6) 46.898380, -65.984520;

Harris Brook

The waters of the Little Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Parks Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Little Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.896300, -66.146360; to (2) 46.895320, -66.145140; then to (3) 46.894660, -66.145710 to (4) 46.895020, -66.147740; and then to (5) 46.895940, -66.147400;

Parks Brook

The waters of the Little Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Otter Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consists of a portion of the Little Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.541760, -66.186060 to (2) 46.538810, -66.183290; then to (3) 46.538530, -66.183760 to (4) 46.538160, -66.188560; and then to (5) 46.540100, -66.190240;

Otter Brook

Southwest Miramichi River

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth Gray Rapids Brook and including a portion of the said brook, locally known as Pete brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.778620, -65.755930 to (2) 46.778430, -65.754390; then to (3) 46.776210, -65.753750 to (4) 46.776080, -65.753940; and then to (5) 46.777280, -65.756390;

Gray Rapids Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Hudson Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.754160, -65.815750 to (2) 46.753100, -65.815010; then to (3) 46.752430, -65.817000 to (4) 46.753410, -65.817690; and then to (5) 46.754040, -65.817440;

Hudson Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, located at the mouth of Bartholomew River and including a portion of the said river. This specific area consists of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1)46.753280, -65.825290 to (2) 46.741090, -65.825560; then to (3) 46.737990, -65.830320 to (4) 46.738760, -65.830670; and then to (5) 46.743420, -65.826940;

Bartholomew River

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Mersereau Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.707990, -65.809990 to (2) 46.706910, -65.808430; then to (3) 46.706040, -65.809700 to (4) 46.705970, -65.810200; and then to (5) 46.707020, -65.811270 ;

Merserseau Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Morse Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.705150, -65.784350 to (2) 46.704770, -65.781910; then to (3) 46.701410, -65.782550 (4) 46.701400, -65.782770; and then to (5) 46.703910, -65.784540;

Morse Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of McKenzie Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consists of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.700890, -65.773220 to (2) 46.700590, -65.772120; then to (3) 46.699700, -65.771740 to (4) 46.698960, -65.773020 and then to (5) 46.700050, -65.774490;

McKenzie Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Black Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.671200, -65.775600 to (2) 46.670760, -65.774460; then to (3) 46.668800, -65.772960 to (4) 46.668610, -65.773060; and then to (5) 46.669880, -65.776730;

Black Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River area located at the mouth of Donnelly Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.608390, -65.893110 to (2) 46.608120, -65.890600; then to (3) 46.604950, -65.890640 to (4) 46.604450, -65.891110; and then to (5) 46.605200, -65.894390;

Donnelly Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Betts Mill Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.541760, -66.186060 to (2) 46.538810, -66.183290; then to (3) 46.538530, -66.183760 to (4) 46.538160, -66.188590; and then to (5) 45.540100, -66.190240;

Betts Mill Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Big Hole Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.548180, -66.179410 to (2) 46.548170, -66.178900; then to (3) 46.547030, -66.177820 to (4) 46.54280, -66-179950; then to (5) 46.546210, -66.179950 and to (6) 46.547410, -66.180170;

Big Hole Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Mill Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.578510, -66.016130 to (2) 46.576250, -66.016080; then to (3) 46.576250, -66.018710 and to (4) 46.578540, -66.018670;

Mill Brook (SWM)

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, located at the mouth of Porcupine Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.533500, -66.258030 to (2) 46.524800, -66.257920; then to (3) 46.524440, -66.259860 to (4) 46.526550, -66.261300; and then to (5) 46.532960, -66.274850;

Porcupine Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River in Doaktown, area located at the mouth of Doak Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.560270, -66.121080 to (2) 46.559090, -66.121550; then to (3) 46.558650, -66.123310 to (4) 46.559370, -66.123700; and then to (5) 46.560650, -66.123280;

Doak Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Burnt Land Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consists of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.461240, -66.413030 to (2) 46.460470, -66.410000; then to (3) 46.460120, -66.410310 to (4) 46.459850, -66.413060; and then to (5) 46.460220, -66.413730;

Burnt Land Brook

Renous River

The waters of Renous River, area located at the pump house. This specific area consists of a portion of the Renous River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.808610, -65.804820 to (2) 46.808110; -65.804280 then to (3) 46.807200, -65.806030 and to (4) 46.807620, -65.806540 ;

Pump House

The waters of the Renous River, area located at the mouth of Butty’s Brook and including a portion of the said brook, area locally known as Duffy’s Brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Renous River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.802540, -65.862080 to (2) 46.802020, -65.861960; then to (3) 46.800970, -65.863260; to (4) 46.800990, -65.863590; then to (5) 46.802090, -65.864310; and to (6) 46.802630, -65.864050;

Butty's Brook

Cains River

The waters of Cains River, area located at the mouth of Otter Brook and including of the said brook, this is also locally known as Brophy’s Place. This specific area consist of a portion of the Cains River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.643420, -65.756890 to (2) 46.642980, -65.756300; then to (3) 46.642640, -65.756230 to (4) 46.642030, -65.758100; and then to (5) 46.642520 to -65.758540;

Otter Brook (Cains)

The waters of the Cains River, area located at the mouth of Cold Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Cains River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.614460, -65.710590 to (2) 46.613300, -65.709830; then to (3) 46.612830, -65.710800 to (4) 46.612980, -65.711720; and then to (5) 46.614360, -65.711550;

Cold Brook

The waters of Cains River, area located at the mouth of Salmon Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consists of a portion of the Cains River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.607100, -65.709370 to (2) 46.606690, -65.705970; then to (3) 46.606540, -65.706080 to (4) 46.605610, -65707370; to (5) 46.604650, -65.710780 to (6) 46.605330, -65.713150 and then to (7) 46.606900, -65.711240;

Salmon Brook

The waters of the Cains River, area located at the mouth of Muzroll Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Cains River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.530720, -65.852620 to (2) 46.530160, -65.851590; then to (3) 46.528940, -65.852730 to (4) 46.529540, -65.854050; to (5) 46.530160, -65.854360 to and then to(6) 46.530330, -65.854200;

Muzroll Brook

The waters of the Cains River, area located at the mouth of Six Mile Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Cains River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.510360, -65.855590 to (2) 46.509970, -65.855000; then to (3) 46.508960, -65.855870 to (4) 46.509170, -65.857060; and then to (5) 46.509560, -65.857240;

Six Mile Brook

Note: All the coordinates mentioned above until this point are in Decimal DMS (Degrees, Minutes & Seconds) and are all referenced with the North American Datum 1983.

Please also note that the following salmon holding pools are closed to all angling methods between July 1st to December 31, 2019:

The waters of the Northwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from a point on land at grid reference 285336E 5202332N located approximately 100 meters upstream from the mouth of Sutherland Brook, then across to the north side of the river at grid reference 285560E 5202535N then downstream from grid reference 285719E 5202415N to grid reference 285505E 5202205N located approximately 100 meters downstream from the mouth of Sutherland Brook and Sutherland Brook upstream to the Highway 420 bridge;

Sutherland Brook

The waters of the north side of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from a point on land at grid reference 298589E 5196806N located approximately 100 meters downstream from Wilson Brook, southward to grid reference 298667E 5196744N and upstream to grid reference 298518E 5196616N and northward to grid reference 298437E 5196676N located on land approximately 100 meters upstream from Wilson Brook and including the waters of Wilson Brook upstream 100 meters of its mouth, an area locally known as the Bear Den;

Wilson Brook

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from a point on land at grid reference 287787E 5189991N located approximately 300 meters downstream from Quarryville Bridge across to the north side of the river at grid reference 287692E 5190123N upstream to grid reference 287239E 5189734N and to grid reference 287361E 5189590N located approximately 300 meters upstream from Quarryville Bridge and Indian Town Brook upstream to highway 108 bridge;

Quarryville

Note: The coordinates mentioned for these three locations above are UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator) and are also referenced with the North American Datum 1983.