July 20, 2021

2021-184, 2021-185, 2021-186, 2021-187, 2021-188



Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10

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 Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

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 2021 Angler's Guide for further information on the 2021 environmental protocol.

Zone 3

29. Wild Cove Brook, White Bay

30. Western Arm Brook, White Bay

31. Middle Arm Brook, White Bay

32. Southern Arm Brook, White Bay

33. Baie Verte River & tributaries

34. Woodstock River

Zone 4

35. * Burlington River

36. Indian River, Hall's Bay, including Burnt Berry Brook below falls, Davis Brook and Black Brook

37. West River, Hall's Bay, including Rowsell's Brook & Barney's Brook

38. South Brook, Hall's Bay & tributary streams

39. Tommy's Arm River & tributary streams

40. Northwest Arm Brook

41. Western Arm River

42. Leamington River

43. Charles Brook, Bay of Exploits

44. Northern Arm River, Bay of Exploits

45. Peter's River, Bay of Exploits

46. * Exploits River & tributary streams

Tributaries below Grand Falls fishway

Tributaries of mid-Exploits from Grand Falls fishway to Red Indian Lake dam

(Note: Main Stem of Exploits River is open)

Zone 6

71. *Bellevue River, Trinity Bay

Zone 7

75. North Arm River, Holyrood

Zone 9

87. * Branch River, St. Mary's Bay

Zone 10

88. Great Barasway

*indicates river has closed sections (reference Angler’s Guide 2021-22)

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and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2021-175, 2021-176, 2021-177, 2021-178 and 2021-179 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2021-184, 2021-185, 2021-186, 2021-187 and 2021-188 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 20, 2021.


Connie Dobbin-Vincent
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 772-6319