Gros Morne National Park of Canada
Parks Canada wishes to advise anglers that Trout River, Trout River Pond
and tributaries in Gros Morne National Park will be closed to angling until
further notice. The closure is a conservation measure that will help to
rebuild Atlantic salmon and sea-run trout populations that have declined in
the river to a point where both are at risk.
The closure will be in effect from one hour after sunset on May 31, 2013 until further notice.
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Fishing is a popular activity in Gros Morne. Trout and salmon can be caught
in many scenic rivers and brooks. Make sure your fishing trip is relaxing by
learning about the regulations before you head out. Children under 16 years
of age do not require a licence or permit if accompanied by a licensed
angler. Their catch counts towards said angler’s catch limits. In
addition to fishing permits and licences, anglers require a park pass.
The most important regulations are summarized below. Detailed information can
be found in the
National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations.
Our website provides a
list of fish species
found in the park. In Gros Morne, National Park fishing permits and licences
are free and can be acquired at the park.
Provincial Salmon licences
are sold at gas stations, hardware stores, and sporting goods stores.
||Trout & Arctic Char
Gros Morne Fishing Permit, Gros Morne Salmon Licence,
provincial Salmon Licence, & salmon tags. One park & one provincial
tag must be affixed to each salmon caught
||Gros Morne Fishing Permit
||15 June–7 Sept.
||1 Feb.–14 Apr. & 15 May–7 Sept.
|Daily Catch Limit
||2 fish >30 to <63 cm length measured from nose tip to tail fork
||12 fish or 2.2 kg +1 fish, whichever comes first
||4 fish >30 to <63 cm length measured from nose tip to tail fork
||24 fish or 4.4 kg +1 fish, whichever comes first
|Open to Fishing
Fly-fishing only: Deer Arm Brook & Lomond River (including East
Branch). Bait & spinner: All other water bodies except those closed to
|Closed to Fishing
All waters of the Western Brook drainage basin, including Western Brook,
Western Brook Pond, & Stag Brook. Ten Mile Feeder (between Ten Mile Pond
& Deer Arm Pond)
|Daily Closed Periods
||1 hour after sunset to 1 hour before sunrise
The National Parks Fishing Regulations also state you cannot:
fish from bridges
have more than one fishing line
bait your flies with natural bait
use more than one hook or lure
use lead sinkers
leave your line unattended
Further information can be found on these websites: