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July 18, 2023

Salmon Rivers Closing in Salmon Fishing Areas 2, 4 and 5

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely high water temperatures and/or low water levels, the following rivers in Salmon Fishing Areas 2, 4 and 5 will be restricted to morning angling only effective one hour after sunset on Tuesday, July 18, 2023.

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 the 2023 Angler’s Guide for further information on the environmental protocol.

Salmon Fishing Area 2

#10 Eagle River

#11 Sand Hill River and tributary streams

#12 Reid’s Pond River and Reid’s Pond

#13 Hawke River

#14 Gilbert River

#15 Shinney’s River

#16 St. Mary’s River

#178 St. Charles River and tributaries

#179 St. Lewis River and tributaries

#180 Port Marnham Brook and tributaries

#181 Alexis River and tributaries

#182 Black Bear River and tributaries

#183 Paradise River and tributaries

#184 White Bear River and tributaries

#185 Dykes River and tributaries

#186 North River and tributaries

Salmon Fishing Area 4

#48 Campbellton River and tributaries including Neyles Brook and Indian Arm River and tributary streams

Salmon Fishing Area 5

#62 Terra Nova River & tributaries, including Maccles Brook

For more information please visit the In Season River Status website at or call the Angling Line at 709-772-2045.

The Regional Director General, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador Region gives notice that Variation Orders 2023-078, 2023-111, 2023-112, 2023-113, 2023-114 and 2023-115 have been revoked and Variation Orders 2023-139, 2023-140, 2023-141, 2023-142, 2023-143 and 2023-144 come into effect at 1800 hours on July 18, 2023.

“Notices to Anglers” are now available online under the Fishery Notices link on the DFO NL Region webpage at

If you would like to have all “Notices to Anglers” for fisheries sent directly to you by email please contact


For information, contact:
Jackie Kean
Resource Manager
Tel. (709) 689-8246