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Fishing in Newfoundland
Rules & Regulations
While locals don’t need a fishing license to cast a line, Newfoundland has very specific fishing regulations for non-residents, depending on where and how long they plan to fish. Visitors are officially required to have a fishing guide if you want to fish more than 2,600 feet (800 meters) from a highway. Sometimes charters provide all the necessary permits, but the best way to be sure is to check with your captain before the trip.
Newfoundland Fishing Seasons
It’s cold in Newfoundland in January, but you can still find a decent bite if you know where to look. Arctic Char is biting up north, as well as Atlantic Mackerel and Squid.
It’s slowly becoming warmer outside, and there are more and more promising fishing days. Head out to catch your fill of Atlantic Mackerel, or if you’d rather fish rivers and streams, Brook Trout is the way to go.
This is one of the most exciting months for fishing in Newfoundland. Salmon season is finally open. On your way from a productive Salmon hunt, pick up the Lobster pots you set up earlier and get ready for a royal meal.
Make the most of the summer weather and head out to target a wide array of species. Salmon, Cod, Mackerel, Trout – just about anything is active and biting in August. What’s more, there are some really big fish out there for you.
Both Trout and Salmon fishing usually close by the end of the first week of September. You can sometimes enjoy the last of the Cod fishing towards the end of the month, so make your efforts count.
Most local charters are running trips until the end of October, after which they put away their gear for the year. However, you can still find local guides to take you out for some Mackerel and Char fishing.
The ocean is becoming unpredictable and it’s getting quite chilly on land as well. If you don’t mind winter chills that much, you can always go north and target Arctic Char, which can get big this time of year.
There’s no messing around in December – low temperatures can be unpleasant for anglers. Fishermen who don’t let the cold get them down should bundle up and fish for Atlantic Mackerel and Arctic Char.