August 10, 2020

Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 5, 6, 7 & 9

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on August 10, 2020.

During this period, angling is permitted from one hour before sunrise to 10:00 am each day, and will be closed to angling from 10:01 am to one hour before sunrise on the following day.

The rivers will reopen as conditions improve. Please refer to page 16 of the 2020 Angler’s Guide for further information on the 2020 environmental protocol.


Zone 5

55. Northwest Brook, Indian Bay

56. Indian Bay River & tributary streams

57. Northwest Brook, Trinity, Bonavista Bay

58. Traverse Brook & tributary streams

59. Middle Brook, including Square Pond Brook & Burnt Pond Brook

60. Gambo River & tributary streams, including Mint Brook, Narrows, Triton Brook, Riverhead Brook & Parsons Brook

61. Northwest Brook, Alexander Bay

62. *Terra Nova River & tributaries, including Maccles Brook

63. *Northwest Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams -

64. Salmon Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams

65. Southwest Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams


Zone 6

71. *Bellevue River, Trinity Bay


Zone 7

72. Salmon Cove River, Conception Bay

73. *North River, Conception Bay

75. North Arm River, Holyrood


Zone 9

81. *Salmonier River, including Back River below falls

82. Colinet River, including north and east branches

83. Rocky River & tributary streams

84. North Harbour River, St. Mary’s Bay

85. Little Salmonier River, St. Mary’s Bay

86. Big Barachois Brook, St. Mary’s Bay


For more information please visit the In Season River Status website at or call the Angling Line at 1-800-782-3058.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Orders 2020-164, 2020-165, 2020-166, 2020-167 and 2020-168 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2020-171, 2020-172, 2020-173, 2020-174 and 2020-175 come into effect on 1700 hours August 10, 2020.



Chelsea O'Driscoll
Regional FAM Officer
Tel: (709)772-4968
Email: Chelsea.O'