Latest important bulletins

Restriction on Angling

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 superintendant:

RESTRICTIONS:

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

2) 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.

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

4) 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.

5) 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.

Trout River Pond Closed to Fishing

What: Pursuant to section 35(1) of the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations, the following waters are hereby closed by order of the superintendent, Gros Morne National Park of Canada. 

Where:

  • Trout River
  • Trout River Pond
  • All tributaries

Why: This closure is to protect salmon and trout populations that are at critically low levels.

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.

Park User Permits

Pursuant to section 7.1(2) of the National Parks General Regulations the following designated activities in the park require a personal use permit by order of the Superintendent, Gros Morne National Park of Canada.

  • Visitor Center
  • Hiking
  • Cultural Interpretive Exhibits
  • Interpretive Programs
  • Day Use and Picnic Areas
  • Boat Launches and Docks
  • Viewing Areas
  • Roadside and Trailside Exhibits
  • Camping
  • Skiing and snowshoeing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Boat Tours
  • Parking
  • Beaches
  • Fishing
  • The following superintendent notices are in effect in Gros Morne National Park:

  • Angling Restriction 
  • Park User Permits
  • Area of closure - Gros Morne Mountain (New trail to base) (Jan 24th, 2019)
  • Closure of all river and brooks to Salmon fishing in Gros Morne National Park
  • Area of closure - Wallace Brook Trail / Green Gardens (May 2018)
  • Campground Liquor and Cannabis Prohibition
  • Current Important Information Bulletins

  • Roads Work 
  • INFO WORK: WESTERN BROOK POND TRAIL TO OPEN MAY 26
  • Trout River Closure
  • Gros Morne Mountain Closure
  • End of 2019 Snowmobiling Season
  • Gros Morne Closure
  • Immediate Snowmobiling Closure
  • Lowlands Closure
  • Shallow Bay Day Use Area and Ski Trails Closed Temporarily (Feb. 13, 2019)
  • UPDATE Western Brook Pond Project Update ( Jan 22, 2019)
  • Cannabis Legalization and use in Parks Canada places in NL (Oct. 17, 2018)
  • Lookout Trail temporarily closed until spring 2019 to complete construction. (Oct 15, 2018)
  • Western Brook Pond infrastructure upgrades resume (Oct 10, 2018)
  • UPDATE Western Brook Pond Project Update (Oct. 1st)
  • Moose Population Reduction Program Underway in Gros Morne (Sept 20th) 
  • All Rivers and Brooks in Gros Morne National Park Closed to Salmon Fishing ( July 23, 2018)
  • Work to Revitalize National Park Trails Underway (June 26, 2018)
  • Government of Canada Invests in Gros Morne National Park (June 20, 2018)
  • Past Information Bulletins

  • Campground Liquor Prohibition
  • 2018 Salmon Angling in Gros Morne National Park (May 30, 2018)
  • Area of Closure - Gros Morne Mountain (May -June) 
  • Gros Morne Mountain Closed in May and June (Annual Closure) (April 27, 2018)
  • Western Brook Pond Revitalization (Oct. 27, 2017)
  • Snowmobiling Closure for the 2018 Season (April 24, 2018)
  • Winter Trouting Season Open (Feb. 1, 2018)
  • Deer Arm Brook Bridge (old) Removal (Feb. 13, 2018)
  • Lane Closure at Mill Brook Bridge (Feb. 12, 2018)