Recreational Fisheries Notice

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Gulf Region

 

Angling restrictions in effect for all Salmon pools on the Miramichi River system

Moncton, New Brunswick - JULY 25, 2022 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) wishes to inform the public that recreational angling for all species of fish will be closed for an additional 29 salmon pools on the Miramichi River system, due to high water temperature. 

Details on closed salmon pools

1. Porter's Cove Brook Pool

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Porter’s Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.49593, -66.35518; to (2) 46.49364, -66.35452; and then to (3) 46.49120, -66.36314 to (4) 46.49222, -66.36395 (North American Datum 1983)

2. Wassen Brook Pool 

The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Wassen Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consist of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.58786, -66.98769; to (2) 46.58680, -66.98740; then to (3) 46.58421, -66.99399 and to (4) 46.58712, -66.99409(North American Datum 1983)

The three following salmon pools will remain closed until December 31th:

1. The waters of Northwest Miramichi River, area located at the mouth of Sutherland Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consists of a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.94136, -65.81815 to (2) 46.94003, -65.81606; then to (3) 46.93857, -65.81808 to (4) 46.93850, -65.82057; to (5) 46.93867, -65.82082; and then to (6) 46.93979, -65.82049;

2. The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River area located at the mouth of Indiantown Brook and including a portion of the said brook next to Quarryville Bridge. This specific area consists of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.82941, -65.79013; to (2) 46.83065, -65.78412; then to (3) 46.82943, -65.78277 to (4) 46.82597, -65.78799; and then to (5) 46.82631, -65.79003;

3. The waters of the Southwest Miramichi River located at the mouth of Wilson Brook and including a portion of the said brook. This specific area consists of a portion of the Southwest Miramichi River inside a line drawn from (1) 46.89432, -65.64613; to (2) 46.89418, -65.64423; then to (3) 46.89340, -65.64325 to (4) 46.89209, -65.64532; and then to (5) 46.89286, -65.64632

Note: All the coordinates mentioned until this point are in latitude and longitude in Decimal Degrees (DD) and are referenced with the North American Datum 1983.


This closure is in effect as of TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022
Restrictions will remain in place until conditions improve, as per the strategy implemented in cooperation with local partners to respond to warm waters conditions.

Please refer to Gulf Variation Order 2022-082 for further details. The Orders Registry is available online at: Orders Registry 

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

For more information, please contact:

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