August 28, 2020


Salmon Rivers Re-opening in Zones 5 & 6

DFO advises anglers that the following rivers will re-open to normal salmon angling hours as of one hour before sunrise on August 29, 2020.


Zone 5

50. Northwest Gander Tributary

(Note: That portion of Northwest Gander Tributary of the Gander River from mouth of Great Gull River and Upstream is also open to normal angling hours. In addition, the Main Stem below Gander Lake is open to normal angling hours)

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

64. Salmon Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams

65. Southwest Brook, Port Blandford, & tributary streams


Zone 6

66. * Salmon Cove River, Trinity Bay

67. Trouty River, Trinity Bay

69. * Shoal Harbour River, Trinity Bay & tributaries


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

For further information pertaining to salmon angling, please refer to the 2020-2021 Angler's Guide online at

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Regions gives notice that Variation Orders 2020-219, 2020-220, 2020-221, 2020-222 and 2020-223 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2020-224, 2020-225, 2020-226, 2020-227, 2020-228 come into effect at 1700 hours August 28, 2020.



Chelsea O’Driscoll
Regional FAM Officer
Tel. (709) 772-4968
E-mail: Chelsea.O’