Correction to winter trout angling season notice

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The Department of Fisheries and Oceans advises there was an error in the 2010 trout and smelt winter angling notice to anglers.
The previous notice indicated the daily bag limit for Lake Trout in Labrador was two fish per day, when in fact it is three fish per day in Zones 3 to 6, and two fish in Zone 2. All other information contained in the notice is correct.
The seasons in non-scheduled waters throughout Newfoundland and Labrador will open and close as follows:
Trout season dates:
Zone 1 (Insular Newfoundland), Feb. 1 - April 15;
Zone 2 (Labrador Straits), March 1- Sept. 7;
Zone 3 (Southeastern Labrador), March 1 - Sept. 7;
Zone 4 (Western Labrador), Feb. 1 - Sept. 7;
Zone 5 (Central Labrador), Feb. 1 - Sept. 15;
Zone 6 (Northern Labrador), Feb. 1 - Sept. 15;
There are exceptions to these dates for special management areas.

Daily bag limits and possession limits:
The daily bag limit for inland and tidal waters of insular Newfoundland for all trout species combined, and for brook trout and Ouananiche in Labrador, is 12 trout or five pounds (2.27 kg) plus one fish, whichever is reached first. The possession limit is twice the daily bag limit.
In Labrador, the daily bag limit and possession limit for Labrador Lake Trout is three fish in Zones 3-6. The daily bag limit for Lake Trout in Zone 2 is two fish, with a four-fish possession limit. The daily bag limit for Arctic Char and Northern Pike is two fish, with a possession limit of twice the daily bag limit. In the special trout management area of the Eagle Plateau Management Zone, the daily bag limit is six Trout or 2.5 pounds plus one fish, whichever is reached first, and the possession limit is equal the daily bag limit.
Angling gear: While fishing through the ice, anglers are permitted to use three separate lines which must be closely and constantly attended by the angler.
Smelt angling in non-scheduled inland waters of insular Newfoundland and in Labrador are subject to the same season dates as Trout angling, with the exception of those ponds that opened Jan. 15 as was previously announced. There is no bag or possession limit for smelt, and no bag or possession limit for whitefish in Labrador
For a complete list of trout angling information, consult the 2009/10 Angler's Guide, which is available online at www.nfl.dfo-mpo.gc.ca.

Organizations: Zone 2, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador, Labrador Lake Trout

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  • Willie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    A closed season or bag limit only applies if there's a warden around. It's our god given right to fish to put food on our tables. It's part of our culture. We've been doing it for years. We're not gonna let some guy in a suit up in Canada tell us when we can get a trout. So, unless you can put a warden on ever river and pond, they're open all year long.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • Sick and Tired of
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    There's that stupid mentality again of our God given right to put food on our tables!! I can see we are all starving to death around here and need to go and rape the ponds and oceans of what little there is left! Smarten up and accept the regulations on our resources instead of going and filling our deep fridges with trout, rabbits, turrs, moose, etc. only to throw half of it out again when the next season re-opens. Save something for our children to enjoy and there children also. Lose the uneducated mentality and have some respect for the resources our province has to offer!

  • Willie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    A closed season or bag limit only applies if there's a warden around. It's our god given right to fish to put food on our tables. It's part of our culture. We've been doing it for years. We're not gonna let some guy in a suit up in Canada tell us when we can get a trout. So, unless you can put a warden on ever river and pond, they're open all year long.

    Willie Hunt
    Pouch Cove NL

  • Sick and Tired of
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    There's that stupid mentality again of our God given right to put food on our tables!! I can see we are all starving to death around here and need to go and rape the ponds and oceans of what little there is left! Smarten up and accept the regulations on our resources instead of going and filling our deep fridges with trout, rabbits, turrs, moose, etc. only to throw half of it out again when the next season re-opens. Save something for our children to enjoy and there children also. Lose the uneducated mentality and have some respect for the resources our province has to offer!