Restriction on Salmon Angling

Issued: June 15, 2020

Ends: September 07, 2020

Restriction on Angling To Protect Atlantic Salmon

WHAT: Pursuant to section 35(1) of the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations, the following restrictions are in place for angling in Gros Morne National Park of Canada, by order of the superintendent:

RESTRICTIONS:

  1. The catch and possession limit for Atlantic salmon is reduced to 2 salmon.

  2. Anglers will be issued 1 white and 1 yellow tag. The white tag may be used on Deer Arm Brook and Lomond River, the yellow tag on Lomond River only. A retained salmon must have both a valid national park salmon tag and a green provincial tag affixed through the gill cavity and mouth of the salmon and be securely locked.

  3. Salmon angling will only be permitted on the following waters: Lomond River from the park boundary to high tide marks at Bonne Bay, East Branch Lomond River, and Deer Arm Brook (Eastern Arm Brook) from Deer Arm Pond to the high tide marks at Bonne Bay.

  4. Trout fishing is prohibited on park waters open to salmon fishing. All trout caught on those waters must be released unharmed.

  5. Catch and release of salmon is prohibited with the following exceptions: where a salmon is greater than 63 cm; where a salmon is less than 30 cm; and where a salmon is caught in waters not open to salmon angling. In these instances, the salmon must be released immediately.

  6. Angling is prohibited in Deer Arm Pond within 90 meters of the out flow of Ten Mile feeder (note “the feeder” is closed to all fishing by regulation).

WHY: These measures are being implemented due to concern about recent observed declines in salmon populations both within Gros Morne National Park and throughout the province.

NOTE: Any contravention of this notice constitutes an offence under section 24(2) of the Canada National Parks Act. Failure to comply with that Act, the applicable park regulations or this notice may be grounds for prosecution under the Canada National Parks Act.

Start Date: 2020/06/15

End Date: 2020/09/07