August 13, 2020


Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 6, 10, 11, 12 & 13

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 13, 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 6

66. Salmon Cove River, Trinity Bay

67. Trouty River, Trinity Bay

69. *Shoal Harbour River, Trinity Bay & tributaries


Zone 10

91. Come By Chance River

92. Watson’s Brook, Placentia Bay

93. North Harbour River, Placentia Bay

94. Black River, Placentia Bay below falls

95. Piper’s Hole River


Zone 11

121. Grey River, including Salmon Brook

122. White Bear River

123. Bay de Lupe River

124. King’s Harbour River


Zone 12

125. Grandy’s River, including Top Pond Brook

126. Cinq Cerf River

127. East Bay Brook, La Poile

128. La Poile River

129. Farmer’s Arm River

130. Garia River, including north west brook

131. *Burnt Island River (Grandy’s Brook)

132. Isle aux Morts River

133. Grand Bay River

134. North West Brook, Grand Bay


Zone 13

135. Bear Cove River, including Billy’s Pond Brook

136. Little Codroy River, including Cooper’s Brook, Southern Brook & Western Brook

137. *Great Codroy River, including Brook Brook, Ryan’s Brook & Mullchingnic Brook; the North Branch of Great Codroy, including Upper Brook, Lower Brook & Crooked Brook; the South Branch of Great Codroy, including Bullhouse Brook

138. *Highlands River & tributary streams

139. *Crabbe’s River & tributary streams

140. *Middle Barachois River and tributary streams

141. *Robinson’s River & tributary streams

142. Fischell’s Brook & tributary streams

143. Flat Bay Brook & tributary streams

144. *Little Barachois Brook & tributary streams

145. *Southwest and Bottom Brooks & tributary streams

146. *Harry’s River, including Spruce Brook, Little George’s, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook & Gull Pond Brook

147. Fox Island River & tributary streams

148. Serpentine River & tributary streams

151. Hughes Brook


*indicates river has closed sections (reference Angler’s Guide 2020-21)

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 2020-186, 2020-187, 2020-188, 2020-189 and 2020-190 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2020-193, 2020-194, 2020-195, 2020-196 and 2020-197 come into effect at 1700 hours on August 13, 2020.



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