Atlantic Salmon Season Dates and Retention Limits for 2015Back to Blog
All rivers in Zone 4--Cape Bauld to Cape Race--- Season Dates June 1st-September 7th
Retention Limits and Color of Tag to Use (New)
Class 0 rivers----catch and release only----no tags issued
Class 2 rivers----two fish----red tags----numbers 1 and 2
Class 4 rivers----four fish----red and green tags----numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4
Class 6 rivers----six fish----red, green and blue tags----numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
• Six color-coded and individually numbered tags are issued with a licence as follows: red tags are 1 and 2; green tags are 3 and 4; blue tags are 5 and 6. The licence number is stamped on each tag.
• Red tags are used to tag fish on Class 2, Class 4 and Class 6 rivers. Green tags are used to tag fish on Class 4 and Class 6 rivers. Blue tags are used to tag fish only on Class 6 rivers. No fish may be retained on Class 0 rivers.
• Tags must be immediately and securely locked through the gills and mouth of retained salmon, and the month and day must immediately be clearly cut out of the vinyl portion of the tag.
Non-scheduled waters in insular Newfoundland and Labrador are considered Class 2, with two-fish retention (red tags 1 and 2). In order to retain salmon angled in non-scheduled waters, you must possess a valid salmon inland fishery licence and affix red tags 1 and 2. Only small salmon may be retained in Zones 1 to 14B.
• Two fish on all Class 2, 4 & 6 rivers and unscheduled rivers.
• Two fish in Zones 1 and 2.
• No salmon fry, parr, smolt or salmon less than 30 centimeters (12 inches) may be retained on scheduled or non-scheduled waters. Fish should be returned to the water in a manner which causes the least harm.
• Four fish limit Catch and Release per day on any class river
Twice daily bag limit (where applicable).
Exploits River --- Classed as a class 6 river from Stoney Brook to Exploits Bay. All tributaries below Grand Falls fishway are classed as class 4 including Great Rattling Brook.
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