May 12, 2020

Trout Season Opening in Insular Newfoundland

DFO advises that the 2020 summer trout season for Zone 1 (insular Newfoundland) opens on May 15, 2020, and will remain open until September 7, 2020.

Special trout management areas opening on June 1 include Southwest Pond, Otter Pond, Coaker's Steady, Adies Lake, 10 Mile Lake (Northern Peninsula) and Round Lake (Northern Peninsula).

Bag limits and possession limits for insular Newfoundland remain the same: daily bag limit for trout (includes speckled trout, brown trout, rainbow trout and ouananiche) is 12 trout or 2.25 kg + 1 trout, round weight (which can be a combination of any of the species - speckled, brown, rainbow, ouananiche); possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.

The 2020-21 Angler's Guide will be available on-line soon at:

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2019-257, 2019-258, 2019-266 and 2019-267 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2020-047, 2020-048, 2020-049 and 2020-050 come into effect on May 13, 2020.

If you would like to have all "Notices to Anglers" for recreational fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact:


Jackie Kean
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-2045