The Department of Fisheries and Oceans issued a reminder today of salmon and trout angling season closures.
On the island part of the province, salmon and trout angling seasons will close Saturday.
For Atlantic salmon, fall angling will be permitted on the Lower Humber, Gander and Lower Exploits rivers from Sept. 8 to Oct. 7. Retention is only permitted on the Gander River.
Brown and rainbow trout angling in selected areas on the Avalon Peninsula and East Coast areas will continue until Oct. 7.
In Labrador, zones 1, 2 and 14B will close to salmon angling on Sept. 15.
Zones 2 and 4 in Labrador will close to angling on Saturday. Zones 3, 5 and 6 will close to angling on Sept. 15.
These closures include the Churchill River Drainage Basin Watershed, which closes Saturday, and the Eagle Plateau Management Zone which closes Sept. 15.
For specific details, visit http://www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/NL/AG/anglersguide
Anglers are also reminded to complete their Salmon Angling Log. Angling log data is an important tool in the stock assessment process. The Salmon Angling Log can be found online at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/angling.