Notice to Recreational Anglers

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gulf Region

Reopening of angling in some cold water pools on the Miramichi River system

Moncton, New Brunswick – August 30, 2021- Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) wishes to inform the public that recreational angling will resume for all species of fish in 27 cold water pools on the Miramichi River, closed since August 13, 2021, following an improvement in water conditions.

This reopening will take effect on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Reminder: the three following pools will remain closed until December 31, 2021.

  • Confluence of Sutherland Brook and Northwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Sutherland Brook upstream to the Highway 420;
  • Waters of the Southwest Miramichi River in Quarryville, 300 m upstream and 300 m downstream of the Quarryville Bridge, including Indian Town Brook from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River, upstream to Highway 108 bridge;
  • Confluence of Wilson Brook and Southwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Wilson Brook 100 m upstream of its mouth, an area locally known as the Bear Den;

Please refer to Gulf Variation Order 2021-095 for further details. The Orders Registry is available online at: Orders Registry - Order summaries for existing fisheries

To report any suspicious fishing activity, please contact the nearest Conservation and Protection detachment in the Gulf Region or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

For more information on this fishery, please contact:

Mathieu Vienneau
Regional Senior Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick
(506) 875-5283