Anglers Guide 2020-2021


Annex 5 - Salmon Angling Log

DFO scientists require catch-and-effort information to develop an understanding of our salmon stocks and the impact angling has on the resource. The salmon angling log is DFO’s primary source of catch-and-effort information in the recreational salmon fishery. For best research results, DFO needs log returns from at least 90% of anglers, and the information on each log should be as detailed as possible.

  • Anglers who purchased a salmon licence are asked to:
    • Complete and return the salmon angling log as soon as possible after the season closes.
    • If you did not angle, indicate “no angling.”
    • If you angled but were unsuccessful, record your daily angling activity.
    • Record angling activity at the end of each day.
    • Record river names or approximate location of river fished.
    • If there is inadequate space to complete your log, record additional information on a separate sheet and submit it with the card.

To submit your log:

  • Mail it to the address provided on the card.
  • Telephone: (709) 772-7989
  • Via the "Submit Online".

The Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) supports the wise management and conservation of our fisheries resources for future generations. SAEN reminds anglers to return their angling log. As an incentive, and in co-operation with the Province and DFO, SAEN is offering $500 in prizes, including a salmon rod, SAEN shirts and packages of salmon flies. Anglers who return their log will have their names entered for the draw.

For more information, please contact SAEN: (709) 722-9300

2020 Winner . . .

Sheena Tucker of Portugal Cove-St. Philips was the winner of the first main prize that consisted of a salmon fly rod, SAEN jacket, complimentary SAEN membership, and salmon flies. Second prize went to Stephen Dredge of Black Duck Cove and third prize went to James Anstey of Grand Falls-Windsor.

SAEN and DFO would like to congratulate the winners and extend their thanks to all anglers who returned their salmon angling logs for the 2020 season.

Returning Scientific Tags

Scientists tag salmon to learn more about their migration patterns and population size. Tags are usually located at the base of the dorsal (back) fin. A reward of $10 is paid for tags returned with the appropriate information.

When retaining a salmon:

  • Promptly return the tag to DFO at the address on the tag; do not wait until you return your angling log.
  • Include the following information with the returned tag:
    • Date and location of capture (note that the fish was retained)
    • Fork length, whole weight, sex of fish and scale sample
    • Your name and mailing address

When releasing a salmon:

  • Leave the tag on the fish, but record the number
  • Communicate the number promptly to DFO, along with the date and location of release (note that the fish was released, and include your name and mailing address)

For further information, please call (709) 896-6150.

Fishing in National Parks

Special licences are required to fish inland waters in National Parks. Anglers should check with park officials on licensing information that may apply within National Parks.

Terra Nova National Park: (709) 533-2801

Gros Morne National Park: (709) 458-2417

Torngat Mountains National Park: (709) 922-1290