Rules for 2021 Newfoundland and Labrador Salmon Angling Season

May 6, 2021
A leaping salmon at Big Falls on the Humber River in western Newfoundland. Tom Moffatt/ASF
On May 6 DFO released the management decisions regarding Atlantic salmon angling.

The website with details:

https://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fisheries-peches/decisions/fm-2021-gp/atl-23-eng.html
  • Anglers will be permitted to retain a total of two salmon with a maximum of one salmon on Class 2 rivers.
  • A catch and release limit of three fish per day for all scheduled rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador with the exception of Class 0 rivers. Class 0 rivers are permitted a catch and release limit of two fish per day.
  • The retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.
  • The multi-faceted Environmental Protocol will continue.
Seasons are as they have been  in the past:

Island of Newfoundland - June 1 to Sept. 7

Fall Angling on the Gander, Exploits and Humber - Sept. 8 to Oct. 7

Labrador - June 15 to Sept. 15

List of Atlantic salmon angling rivers in the province

http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/ScheduledSalmonRivers

Map of Atlantic salmon rivers

http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/folios/01019/docs/salmon-rivers-map-2019-2020-eng.pdf

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