Notice to Recreational Anglers

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gulf Region

UPDATE-Temporary Closure of angling for all species on the Miramichi River system

Moncton, New Brunswick – August 20, 2021 - - Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that angling for all species of fish will be closed on the Miramichi River, including the Northwest Miramichi River, the Little Southwest Miramichi River, the Big Sevogle River, the Main Southwest Miramichi River, Rocky Brook, Clearwater Brook, the Renous River, the Dungarvon River, Bartholomew River, the Cains River, not including the tributaries of those rivers starting on August 21, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. due to high water temperatures. This closure will remain in place until conditions improve, as per the strategy implemented in cooperation with local partners to respond to warm water conditions.

Please note that the 27 salmon fishing pools on the Miramichi River system, that closed on August 13, 2021, will remain closed to angling for all species of fish until conditions improve.

Reminder: please note that 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 2021-092 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 Management Officer
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Moncton, New Brunswick