Trout & Salmon Seasons

The provincial salmon fishing summer season is opening in June and the trout fishing summer season just began May 15 for insular Newfoundland. Whether you're a new angler or experienced, you'll want to review the updated 2011-2012 Angler's Guide prior to heading out. Salmon and trout can be an excellent addition to your local food supplies and like their ocean cousins, these fish will help you make delicious meals later in the year if they are frozen or preserved for future eating. 2011/2012 Anglers Guide

The Angler's Guide is published by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). It provides anglers with information on some of the regulations pertaining to salmon and trout angling in inland and coastal waters of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is recommended that anglers read the guide to become familiar with the regulations prior to fishing. Regulatory changes to management measures such as season dates, bag limits, river closures, and licence fees may occur following publication. The Angler's Guide is neither a legal document nor a complete collection of current applicable legislation; it is an abbreviated guide issued for the convenience of anglers. The Fisheries Act and Regulations, and the Wildlife Act and Regulations, should be consulted for interpreting and applying the law. If further clarification is required, please contact DFO or the provincial government offices listed.