Angling for Salmon in Gros Morne


All waters in Gros Morne National Park, including all tributaries and connected ponds, are closed to salmon fishing effective immediately.The purpose of this closure is to protect Atlantic salmon populations which are at very low levels. This closure is in force from August 2, 2019 until the end of the fishing season (one hour after sunset on September 7, 2019).

Park Waters Closed to all Fishing

The following waters within Gros Morne National Park are closed to all fishing as salmon may be present:

  • Deer Arm Brook (Eastern Arm Brook);
  • Deer Arm Pond (Eastern Arm Pond) within 90 meters of the inflow of the feeder and with 90 meters of the outflow of the pond;
  • Ten Mile Pond, including all tributaries;
  • Lomond River (only the section within Gros Morne National Park);
  • East Branch Lomond River;
  • Wigwam Pond within 90 meters of the inflow of East Branch and within 90 meters of the outflow of the pond;
  • Bakers Brook;
  • Black Brook;
  • Bottom Brook (St. Paul’s Inlet); and
  • Wallace Brook.

Angling for Trout and Char in Gros Morne

  • A Gros Morne National Park Fishing Permit is required to fish trout or char unless you are under the age of 16 and accompanied by a person 16 years of age or older who has a Gros Morne National park fishing permit.
  • Anglers must also have a valid park Entry pass.
  • Season is from February 1st to April 15th and from May 15th to September 7th
  • Daily catch limit is 12 fish or 2.2 kg(5 lb) + 1 fish, whichever limit is reached first
  • Possession limit is 24 fish or 4.4 kg(10 lb) plus one fish, whichever limit is reached first
  • Non-residents are not required to have a guide to fish anywhere in the Park.

While fishing in Gros Morne you cannot:

  • Fish between one hour after sunset and one hour before sunrise
  • Fish from bridges
  • Use or be in possession of lead sinkers less than 50g
  • Use more than one fishing line or leave line unattended
  • Use more than one hook or lure
  • Use a fishing line having more than one artificial fly or having live or dead natural bait attached to the fly
  • Use or be in possession of live fish eggs or live minnows for bait

For further information please contact: (709) 458-2417

After hours emergency: Jasper Dispatch (877) 852-3100