Announcements

New Board Member

IBEC would like to welcome Triffie Parsons to the Board. Triffie, currently the Town Manager/Clerk for the Town of Indian Bay, brings decades of experience with municipal governance, logistics, and a passion for the sustainability of the Indian Bay Watershed. Triffie will be a strong asset for the organization moving forward.


Atlantic Salmon Management

Notice to Anglers – Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, and 14A – na.18.015

Jul. 23, 2018

Salmon Rivers Closing in Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 12, and 14A

DFO advises anglers that due to extremely low water levels and extremely high water temperatures, the following rivers will close effective one hour after sunset on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Rivers will reopen as conditions improve.

Zone 3

  1. Ariege or Salmon River, including Southwest Brook and Rose’s Brook, Hare Bay
  1. Western Brook or Beaver Brook, Canada Bay

Zone 4

  1. Exploits River
  1. All Gander River, except Main Stem

Zone 5

  1. Northwest Brook, Indian Bay
  1. Indian Bay River and tributary streams
  1. North West Brook, Trinity, Bonavista Bay
  1. Traverse Brook and tributary streams
  1. Middle Brook including Square Pond Brook and Burnt Pond Brook
  1. Gambo River and tributary streams, including Mint Brook, Narrows, Triton Brook, Riverhead Brook and Parsons Brook
  1. Northwest Brook, Alexander Bay
  1. Terra Nova River and tributary streams, including Maccles Brook
  1. Salmon Brook, Port Blandford, and tributary streams
  1. Southwest Brook, Port Blandford, and tributary streams.

Zone 6

  1. Salmon Cove River, Trinity Bay
  1. Trouty River, Trinity Bay
  1. Pope’s Harbour River, Trinity Bay
  1. Shoal Harbour River, Trinity Bay and tributaries
  1. Deer Harbour River and tributary streams, Trinity Bay

Zone 12

  1. Grandy’s River, including Top Pond Brook

Zone 13

  1. Little Codroy River, including Cooper’s Brook, Southern Brook & Western Brook
  1. Great Codroy River, including Broom Brook, Ryan’s Brook & Mullchingnic Brook; the North Branch of Great Codroy, including Upper Brook, Lower Brook & Crooked Brook; the South Branch of Great Codroy, including Bullhouse Brook
  1. Highlands River, and tributary streams
  1. Crabbe’s River, and tributary streams
  1. Middle Barachois River, and tributary streams
  1. Robinsons River, and tributary streams
  1. Fischell’s Brook, and tributary streams
  1. Flat Bay Brook, and tributary streams
  1. Little Barachois Brook, and tributary streams
  1. Southwest Brook & Bottom Brook, and tributary streams
  1. Harry’s River, including Spruce Brook, Little George’s, Meadows Brook, Pinch Gut River, Stag Hill Brook & Gull Pond Brook

Zone 14A

  1. Lomond Main River, (East Arm, Bonne Bay) including East Branch
  1. Portland Creek River, including Brian’s Feeder
  1. River of Ponds, including Kate’s Feeder, Big Feeder Brook, Spring Tilt Brook (below Spring Tilt Pond) & Big Gulch Brook
  1. Little Brook Ponds, and tributary streams
  1. Torrent River, and tributary streams
  1. East River, Hawke’s Bay

For more information please visit the In Season River Status Report at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/River-Status/In-Season or call the Angling Line at 709-772-4423.


DFO wishes to advise that as a result of the in-season review of salmon returns (as of July 15), the management approach for the remainder of the season for insular Newfoundland is as follows:

– Tag 1 is valid until one hour after sunset July 20, 2018

– No retention of salmon will be permitted after July 20, 2018

– Catch and Release Angling only after July 20, 2018

– Rivers will close to all Angling when water temperatures exceed 18 degrees Celsius

In addition, an in-season review for Labrador is scheduled July 24.  An announcement on the management approach for Labrador will follow once review is completed.  In the interim, Tag 1 will be valid until August 3.

Catch and release limits remain at 3 fish per day for all rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Retention of salmon on non-scheduled waters is not permitted.

Details on the regulations pertaining to bag limits, river classification, closed areas and special management areas are contained in 2018 – 2019 Angler’s Guide which is available on-line at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide.