Salmon and Trout Angling Season Closures

DFO reminds anglers that the salmon and trout angling seasons will close on September 7, 2016. Atlantic Salmon closures:

Insular Newfoundland: - All zones will close to salmon angling on September 7, 2016.

- Fall angling is permitted on the Lower Humber, Gander, and Lower Exploits Rivers from September 8, 2016, to October 7, 2016. Retention is only permitted on the Gander River.

Labrador: Zones 1, 2, and 14B will close to salmon angling on September 15, 2016.

Trout closures:

- Zone 1 (Insular Newfoundland) will close to angling on September 7, 2016. - Brown and rainbow trout angling in selected areas on the Avalon Peninsula and East Coast areas will continue until October 7, 2016.

- Zones 2 and 4 in Labrador will close to angling on September 7, 2016. Zones 3, 5 and 6 will close to angling on September 15, 2016. - These closures include the Churchill River Drainage Basin Watershed which closes on September 7, 2016, and the Eagle Plateau Management Zone which closes on September 15, 2016. For specific details, visit the 2016-2017 Angler's Guide on-line at

Anglers are reminded to complete their Salmon Angling Log. Angling log data is an important tool in the stock assessment process. If you purchased a license and did not fish, it is important to let us know. If you did fish please record your daily angling activity as accurately as possible. Check the appropriate box and submit your form.

 The Salmon Angling Log can be found online at

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Jason Simms
Resource Management
Tel. (709) 772-2045