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Please take a minute to complete and   Win one of two fishing rods donated
submit an Angling Card at the end of   by the Atlantic Salmon Federation or
your 2012 season.                      one of fifteen NB 2013 resident fishing
                                       licenses. If you wish to be entered
The postage paid angling card is       in the draw, be sure to include your
found in the center of this book.      name and contact information when
OR                                     submitting your fishing information.
You can now complete and submit
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www.gnb.ca/naturalresources               fishing in New Brunswick.

Anglers who submit their 2012          A summary of fishing related
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to win!                                website at:
                                       www.gnb.ca/naturalresources



                           W I N !
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                                                                 A Message from the Minister of Natural Resources
                                                                                                  Congratulations on the purchase of your
                                                                                                   2012 New Brunswick angling licence.
                                                                 Recreational anglers make a significant contribution to the protection of
                                                                 our fish and wildlife resources through the purchase of licences and as
                                                                 volunteers in enhancing and restoring fish populations and their habitats.
                                                                 We encourage people to explore the enjoyment of recreational fishing,
                                                                 and experience New Brunswick's incredible outdoors. We have more than
                                                                 2,500 lakes and 60,000 kilometres of rivers, brooks and streams.
                           Angling remains one of the simplest and most affordable ways for
                           families to come together in New Brunswick’s great outdoors. It is one of
the finest teaching tools we have to help both young and old gain an appreciation of our outdoor
environment and all of the creatures who depend on us to use these resources wisely.
Angling season is an excellent opportunity to pass on New Brunswick’s heritage and to conserve its
resources for future generations. We encourage New Brunswickers to take a young person in their
lives fishing and together discover the beauty and pleasure of our natural resources.
Please read this summary, follow the regulations, and have a safe and enjoyable fishing season. To
help us better manage fish populations, I also encourage you to complete and submit the 2012 NB
Angler Survey after what I hope will be a very successful season.
                                                                                                                                                           Honourable Bruce Northrup
                                                                                                                                                           Minister of Natural Resources

Table of Contents
Definitions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
How to Use this Summary  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
New for 2012  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4
Angling Licences .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5
Sea-Run Atlantic Salmon Information  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 6
Information for Non-Resident Anglers  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7
Fish NB Days  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 11
Recreational Fishing Areas  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 3
  Restigouche  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 12
  Chaleur  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16
  Miramichi  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 19
  Southeast  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25
  Inner Bay of Fundy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 27
  Lower Saint John  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30
  Southwest  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 33
  Upper Saint John  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 36
For additional information  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
Marine Species and Shellfish  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40
DNR Fish Stocking Program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 43
Crown Reserve Waters  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 49
Important
This is not a legal document . This book provides a brief summary of major angling regulations and licence
information for the 2012 season . Regulations are subject to change at any time . This book does not cover all
the laws contained in federal and provincial acts and regulations . For additional information regarding season
dates, bag limits, possession limits, size limits or gear restrictions, contact your local Department of Fisheries
and Oceans or Natural Resources office . Our web address: www .gnb .ca/naturalresources
CNB8554
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Definitions
Angling                                           Length Measurements
• Fishing with a line to which up to three        • Fork length (FL) is measured from the tip
  hooks are attached, held in the hand or           of the nose to the fork of the tail— used
  attached to a rod .                               when measuring Atlantic salmon or
Artificial Fly                                      landlocked salmon .
• A single hook, a double hook or two             • Total length (TL) is measured from the tip
  single hooks dressed with materials likely        of the nose to the end of the tail (tips of
  to attract fish, with no weight, spinning         the tail squeezed together)— used when
  device or natural bait attached .                 measuring all other fish .

Boundary Waters                                   Live Release
• Waters forming the boundary between             • Capture and immediate release of live fish .
  the State of Maine and/or the Province          Main Restigouche River
  of Quebec and the Province of New               • The main stem of the Restigouche
  Brunswick .                                       River, from the junction with the Little
Bag Limits                                          Restigouche River and Kedgwick River,
• Except for sea-run Atlantic salmon, the           downstream to the J .C . Van Horne Bridge .
  possession limit for a particular species is    Main Southwest Miramichi River
  the same as the daily bag limit .               • The main stem of the Southwest
Fly Fishing                                         Miramichi River, from the forks at Juniper,
• To cast upon the water and retrieve in the        downstream to the junction with the
  usual and ordinary manner an unbaited,            Northwest Miramichi River .
  unweighted artificial fly attached to a         Non-Sport Fish Seasons
  line to which no weight has been added .        • Legal access to non-sport fish species is
  Trolling with artificial flies is permitted .     governed by the season for sport fish on
Fly Fishing Only Waters (Scheduled)                 all waters .
• Waters where fly fishing is the only            • If all sport fish seasons on a particular
  method of angling permitted .                     water are closed then the non-sport fish
                                                    season is also closed .
Guide Required Waters
• Waters deemed to be angled mainly for           Resident
  Atlantic Salmon . Non-Residents require         a) A person who has resided in the province
  a guide while angling for any species on           for a period of six months immediately
  these waters after the designated date .           prior to making an application for a
                                                     licence .
Hook
                                                  b) A person who has resided in the province
• A single, double or treble hook, with or           for a period of two weeks immediately
  without barbs, on one shank or shaft .             prior to making an application for a
Jigging                                              licence, where that person was required
                                                     to take up residence in the province as a
• Manipulating a hook(s) to foul hook a
                                                     result of being transferred to the province
  fish in any part of its body instead of its
                                                     by their employer .
  mouth .
                                                  c) A person who is taking educational
• Foul-hooked fish— those fish hooked
                                                     training of a three-month minimum
  accidentally in any part of the body except
                                                     duration and has been residing in
  the mouth— must be released unharmed
                                                     the province for a two-week period
  immediately .
                                                     immediately prior to making an
                                                     application for a licence .

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d) A person who resided in the province for     Set Line
   a period of six months immediately prior     • A fishing line that is not attached to a rod,
   to taking educational training outside the     held in the hand or closely attended .
   province .
e) A person who has resided in the province
                                                Sport Fish
   for the purpose of employment for an         • Sea-run Atlantic salmon, landlocked
   aggregate period of six months within          salmon, brook trout, brown trout, lake
   the last 12 months .                           trout, rainbow trout, arctic char, and
                                                  smallmouth bass .
f) A person who was born in the province
   and who owns real property in the            Trolling
   province .                                   • Angling with a hook(s) and line that is
                                                  drawn through the water by a watercraft
                                                  propelled by mechanical or manual
                                                  means .

How to Use this Summary
1 . Where: See the map below and turn to the page of the Recreational Fishery
    Area (RFA) you will be fishing in .
2 . Look under Fly Fishing Only Waters: Check if the water you want to fish is fly
    fishing only .
3 . Look under Waters Closed to Angling: Make sure the water where you want to
    fish is open .
4 . What species: Decide which species you want to fish .
5 . Look under the species name: For season, bag limit, size limit and exceptions .

Recreational Fishery Areas (RFA's)

                     1
                                      2


                    8

                                 3
                                                4                   1) Restigouche - pg . 12
                                                                         2) Chaleur - pg . 16
                                                                      3) Miramichi - pg . 19
                                 6                  5
                                                                      4) Southeast - pg . 25

                         7                                   5) Inner Bay of Fundy - pg . 27
                                                              6) Lower Saint John - pg . 30
                                                                     7) Southwest - pg . 33
                                                              8) Upper Saint John - pg . 36

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                             N E W f o r 2 012
•	 Sections	of	the	Northwest	Miramichi,	the	Little	Southwest	Miramichi,	and	the		
   Sevogle	River	are	live	release	only	for	Atlantic	salmon	beginning	April	15th.	
   Refer	to	page	23	for	details.
•	 Grand	Falls	Flowage	is	now	live	release	only	for	smallmouth	bass		
   (smallmouth	bass	bag	limit	is	0).	Refer	to	page	34.
•	 East	Grand	Lake,	including	tributaries	is	now	closed	to	dip	netting	for	smelt.		
   Refer	to	page	35.


Activities not allowed while angling:
(Applies to the open water season on inland waters)
•	 Sport	fish	may	not	be	caught	by	means	other	than	angling.
•	 No	person	shall	angle	with	more	than	one	fishing	line	to	which	more	than	three	hooks		
   are	attached.
•	 No	person	shall	use	a	set-line	for	fishing	in	inland	waters.
•	 No	person	shall	angle	for	sport	fish	during	the	period	beginning	two	hours	after	sunset	
   and	ending	two	hours	before	sunrise	(see	exception,	page	13).
•	 No	person	shall	fish	for	sea-run	Atlantic	salmon	with	an	artificial	fly	that	has	more	than		
   two	hooks.
•	 No	person	shall	fish	with	the	aid	of	an	artificial	light	or	light	from	a	fire.
•	 No	person	shall	use	or	possess	live	fish	(including	crayfish)	as	bait	in	inland	waters.
   •	 Exception:	On	international	boundary	waters	(between	Maine	and	New	Brunswick),	live	
      fish	may	be	used	as	bait	provided	they	are	obtained	from	the	water	being	fished	and	are	
      not	on	the	prohibited	list	(see	below).
   •	 On	international	boundary	waters	(between	Maine	and	New	Brunswick),	tidal	waters	and	
      all	inland	waters,	dead	fish	can	be	used	as	bait,	as	long	as	they	are	not	on	the	prohibited	
      list	(see	below).
   •	 The	use	of	the	following	fish	as	live	or	dead	bait	is	prohibited:	bass,	bullhead,	sunfish,	
      yellow	perch,	white	perch,	other	spiny	fin-rayed	fish,	pickerel,	muskellunge,	goldfish	or	
      other	carp.
•	 Fishing	with	bait	or	lures	is	not	permitted	on	Crown	Reserve	Waters.	Artificial	flies	must	be	
   used	while	fishing	these	waters.
•	 Fishing	and/or	assisting	another	angler	to	fish	from	a	bridge	is	not	permitted.
•	 Fishing	is	not	permitted	within	22.8	m	(25	yards)	downstream	from	the	lower	entrance	to	
   any	fish-way,	canal,	obstacle	or	leap.
•	 Fishing	is	not	permitted	within	a	100	m	radius	of	any	facility	operated	by	or	on	behalf	of	
   the	Department	of	Fisheries	and	Oceans	or	the	Province	for	the	purposes	of	counting,	
   passage	or	rearing	of	fish.
•	 Gaffs	or	spears	cannot	be	used	to	land	sport	fish.
•	 Snares	or	bows	and	arrows	are	not	permitted	in	inland	waters	or	within	15	metres	of	inland	
   waters	unless	the	person	is	lawfully	hunting	or	trapping.
•	 Fishing	by	jigging,	or	assisting	in	landing	fish	that	have	been	caught	by	jigging	in	inland	
   waters	is	not	permitted.
•	 Jigging	devices	or	spears	are	not	permitted	within	15	metres	of	inland	waters

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Angling Licences and Fees
Licences are available at DNR offices and most Service New Brunswick centres. Residents
may also purchase a licence from authorized vendors. Contact your local DNR office to
find the location nearest you (see page 40).

    Type               Class                                  Period     Salmon Tags   Total Cost*
    Resident:
                       Retention (with tags):
    Atlantic Salmon    7 (Under 65 years of age)              Season     8             $40.68
    (Includes all      8 (10-15 years of age / 65 or over)    Season     8             $22.60
    other fish)        Live Release:
                       16 (Under 65 years of age)             Season     0             $40.68
                       17 (10-15 years of age / 65 or over)   Season     0             $22.60
    All fish except    9                                      Season     0             $25.99
    Atlantic Salmon    10 (65 years of age or over)           Season     0             $16.95
    Non-Resident:
                       Retention (with tags):
    Atlantic Salmon    1                                      Season     8             $195.49
    (Includes all      2                                      7-Day **   4             $113.00
    other fish)        3                                      3-Day **   2             $59.89
                       Live Release:
                       13                                     Season     0             $195.49
                       14                                     7-Day **   0             $113.00
                       15                                     3-Day **   0             $59.89
    All fish except    4                                      Season     0             $72.32
    Atlantic Salmon    5                                      7-Day **   0             $46.33
                       6                                      3-Day **   0             $33.90

     * Total cost includes stocking fee, conservation fee and applicable tax.
     ** Valid only for consecutive calendar days. For example: June 30, July 1, July 2.
     One day angling adventures may be available to resident and non-resident
     anglers from specific operators and outfitters. For more information, see www
     tourismnewbrunswick.ca.


Licence Requirements
• Angling licences must be properly signed and carried at all times while fishing .
• Angling licences are not required in tidal waters, except if Atlantic salmon are retained .
• Anglers can only purchase one Class 1, 7, or 8 licence per season .
• Anglers 16 years of age and older require a provincial licence while angling in inland
  waters .
• An angling licence does not authorize the holder to purchase, sell or barter sport fish .
• One day angling adventures may be available to resident and non-resident anglers from
  specific operators and outfitters . For more information, see www .tourismnewbrunswick .ca .
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Anglers under the age of 16
• Resident anglers 10 to 15 years old must buy an Atlantic salmon licence if they want their
  own bag limit .
• Regular angling licences do not entitle anglers to fish on Crown Reserve Waters .
  • A valid Crown Reserve Licence is required in addition to the appropriate angling licence
     on all Crown Reserve Waters . See page 49 for details .
• Anglers, who are under 16 and do not have an Atlantic salmon licence, may fish for Atlantic
  salmon only when accompanied by an angler with a valid salmon licence . The licence
  holder must include the child’s catch in his/her daily catch limit .
• Anglers under the age of 16 who do not wish to fish for salmon do not require an angling
  licence . These anglers have their own daily bag limit .

Sea-Run Atlantic Salmon Information
See individual Recreational Fishery Area (RFA) for detailed Atlantic salmon information
Size Restrictions
• Only grilse (Atlantic salmon) that are greater than or equal to 35 cm but less than 63 cm
  (fork length) may be retained .
Tagging
• No person shall be in possession of an Atlantic salmon (grilse) that is not properly tagged .
• Where a grilse is caught by angling and retained, the person who hooked the grilse,
  whether or not that person landed the grilse, shall tag it . (See Guide I exemption, page 7 .)
Angling Methods
• No person shall fish for sea-run Atlantic salmon except by angling with an artificial fly .
• Anglers may cast or troll using unweighted artificial flies that have single or double hooks .
• Treble hooks are not permitted .
Non-Resident Requirement
• Non-resident anglers require a licensed guide when fishing for any species on Guide
  Required Waters after the designated date . (See page 7)
Daily Limits
• Once their bag or daily live release limit is reached, anglers must stop fishing sea-run Atlantic
  salmon for the day .


    How to tag a salmon
    Maximum size limit: less than 63 cm (fork length).
                       1) Slide tag under gill plate and through mouth .

                                                2) Fully insert tab into locking head .

                                                                   3) Ensure tag is securely locked .




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Information For Non-residents
• Non-resident anglers require a licensed guide when fishing for sea-run Atlantic salmon, or
  when angling for any species on Guide Required Waters after the designated date .
• Non-residents may fish without a guide on Fish New Brunswick Days but require an
  appropriate licence if sea-run Atlantic salmon, or landlocked salmon (greater than 48 cm
  and less than 63 cm) are retained .
• A professional guide (Guide I) is permitted to angle and hook a salmon on behalf of his or
  her licensed client . The client is considered to have hooked the salmon and may tag the
  fish, provided it is of legal length . This special tagging provision does not apply to Crown
  Reserve Waters .
• Professional guides (Guide I) and their clients cannot fish at the same time .
• Non-Residents may purchase any number or combination of Class 2 or Class 3 licences as
  long as the total number of tags does not exceed eight per year .

Guide Required Waters
Non-resident anglers must be accompanied by a licensed New Brunswick guide when fishing these
water after the specified dates.
                                  Guide
 River                            Required    Guide Required Stretch
                                  Beginning
 Restigouche RFA
 Kedgwick                         May 15      Entire river
 Little Main Restigouche          May 15      Entire river
 Northwest Upsalquitch            May 15      Mouth upstream to the closed waters
 Patapedia                        May 15      Entire river
                                              From line drawn from Copeland Brook (NB) to Ruisseau du
 Restigouche                      May 1
                                              Moulin (Quebec) upstream to Little Main Restigouche
 Southeast Upsalquitch            May 15      Entire river
 Upsalquitch                      May 15      Entire river
 Chaleur RFA
 Jacquet                          July 1      Route 11 bridge to Lower McNair Brook
 Nepisiguit                       April 15    Route 11 bridge to Grand Falls
 Big Tracadie                     April 15    Murchie Bridge to St. Sauveur road
 Tetagouche                       April 15    Mouth upstream to Tetagouche Falls
 Miramichi RFA
 Bartholomew                      June 1      Mouth upstream to forks of North & South branches
 Bartibog                         April 15    Mouth upstream to Green Brook
 Big Sevogle                      April 15    Entire river including North & South branches
 Cains                            April 15    Mouth upstream to North Cains River
                                              Mouth upstream to western limit of timber block 222
 Dungarvon                        April 15
                                              (N 46°45.68', W 066° 34.67')
 Little Southwest Miramichi       April 15    Entire river

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    Lower North Branch Little Southwest
                                        April 15   Entire river
    Miramichi
                                                   Doyles Brook upstream to junction of North and South
    Main Southwest Miramichi            April 15
                                                   Branches
    North Branch Renous                 April 15   Mouth upstream to North Renous Lake
    North Branch Southwest Miramichi    April 15   Forks upstream to Beadle Brook
    Northwest Miramichi                 April 15   Red Bank Bridge upstream to the forks
    Renous                              April 15   Entire river
    South Branch Southwest Miramichi    April 15   Forks upstream to Flemming Gibson Dam at Juniper
    South Branch Renous                 April 15   Mouth upstream to forks with Little Renous River
    Tabusintac                          April 15   Cains Point Bridge upstream to route 8 bridge
    Taxis                               July 1     Mouth upstream to Highway 625 crossing
    Tomogonops                          June 15    Mouth upstream to South Branch
    Inner Bay of Fundy RFA
    Big Salmon                          June 15    Mouth upstream to Crow Brook
    Black                               July 15    Mouth upstream to McDonald Lake Brook
    Lower Saint John RFA
                                                   Junction of Salmon & Gaspereau Rivers upstream to Route
    Gaspereau                           July 1
                                                   123 bridge
                                                   CN Railway Bridge at Nauwigewauk upstream to McGonagle
    Hammond                             July 1
                                                   Brook
                                                   Railway bridge at Norton upstream to highway bridge at
    Kennebecasis                        June 15
                                                   Penobsquis
    Nashwaak                            June 15    Penniac Bridge upstream to Barker Dam
                                                   Junction of Salmon & Gaspereau Rivers upstream to Little
    Salmon                              July 1
                                                   Forks Brook
    Saint John                          July 1     Carleton St. Bridge piers upstream to McKinley ferry
    Southwest RFA
    Magaguadavic                        July 1     Mouth upstream to Route 3 bridge
    Upper Saint John RFA
    Little Tobique                      July 1     Forks at Nictau to boundary of Mount Carleton Park
    Mamozekel                           July 1     Forks at Nictau upstream to North & South forks
    Right Hand Branch                              Forks at Nictau upstream to junction of River Dee and
                                        July 1
    Tobique                                        River Don
                                                   Old Hartland Bridge upstream to 800 metres below the
                                                   Beechwood Dam.
    Saint John                          July 1
                                                   Stickney and Whitemarsh Creek, same boundaries as fly
                                                   fishing stretches (page 36).
                                                   Forks of Campbell River upstream to mouth of
    Serpentine                          July 1
                                                   Salmon Hole Pool
                                                   Tobique River upstream from the upper end of the Tobique
    Tobique                             July 1
                                                   Headpond as marked by a Fisheries Officer

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   AT T E N T I O N
  tips on releasing fish



 • Consider using artificial lures and barbless hooks .
 • Treble hooks and flies will reduce hooking mortality in young fish .
 • Retrieve your catch quickly . Use appropriate size tackle to quickly
   land the fish or break off large fish .
 • Release the fish immediately by gently placing it in calm water .
 • Keep your fingers out of the gills and eyes .
 • Avoid squeezing the fish .
 • Use both hands to evenly support the fish’s weight .
 • Keep the fish in the water as much as possible .
 • Cut the line and leave deeply embedded or swallowed hooks in
   the fish .
 • A fish that can be legally kept should not be released if it is
   bleeding heavily . Its chance of surviving is very low .



                       STOP
AQUATIC HITCHHIKE RS
                          Prevent the transport of nuisance species.
                          Clean all recreational equipment.
                          Particularly waders/boots.
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I N V A S I V E S P E C I E S - And What To Do
Protect Our Waters
New Brunswick waters are being threatened by invasive plants and animals . Once
established, invasive species are extremely difficult, if not impossible, to control
or eradicate . They disrupt natural ecosystems and are one of the leading causes of
native species becoming threatened or endangered .
Every time you move from one body of water to another, aquatic invasive species
may travel with you . You can help stop them! When enjoying recreational activities
like boating and fishing, please remember to do the following:
 • INSPECT and REMOVE all visible aquatic plants, animals and mud from canoes,
   kayaks, jet skis, boats, motors, trailers and equipment
 • DRAIN all the water from your boat, including the live well, bilge, and motor
 • WASH watercraft with high-pressure or hot water or DRY for 5 days
 • CHECK, CLEAN, and DRY all personal gear, including waders, fishing lines and lures .
 • DISPOSE of unused bait responsibly
 • NEVER RELEASE plants, fish or other animals into a body of water unless they came
   out of that water!


ILLEGAL: UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFER OR STOCKING OF ANY FISH
     What is the problem?                  What can you do:
     • Introduced species can prey on      • Do not stock or move fish . It is illegal
       resident fish species and compete     to transfer or stock any fish without
       for food and space .                  authorization .
     • New species disrupt natural         • Be aware of bait regulations . It is
       ecosystems .                          illegal to use live fish as bait in most
     • They can introduce diseases and       New Brunswick waters . Where use
       parasites to native fish .            of live bait is legal, use bait from the
                                             body of water you are fishing .
     For more information:                 • Never release aquarium or pond fish
     www.gnb.ca/naturalresources             into natural waters .

To report illegal fish stocking activity, please call:




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                                                           FISH
                                                          NB
                                                          DAYS




 FISH NEW BRUNSWICK DAYS
      JUNE 2nd & 3rd, 2012
• Anglers may fish for all species without purchasing a licence.
  However, anglers wishing to retain Atlantic salmon require a licence.
  Non-Residents may fish without a guide on these days.

• Individuals whose angling privileges have been revoked cannot fish
  anywhere in the province, including on Fish New Brunswick Days.

• All current bag limits, closures and other restrictions are still in effect on
  Fish New Brunswick Days. Access to private waters, Crown Reserve waters
  and Crown Leases is still restricted.                                          11
Restigouche
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary Description: All lakes, rivers and streams of the Restigouche
River and tributaries upstream of the J.C. Van Horne Bridge at Campbellton.
Attention anglers: The Restigouche River main stem is primarily private
or leased waters. Permission from the owner/lessee is required to angle on these waters.
Note: Little Main Restigouche River from the junction of the Kedgwick River upstream
to, but not including, the pool at the mouth of Jardine Brook is restricted to Resident
anglers only.

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
 River                     Beginning    Stretch
 Gounamitz                 July 1       Gounamitz river upstream to the junction of the North and West
                                        Branches
 Jardine Brook,            July 1       Jardine Brook, Restigouche County, from its junction with the
 Restigouche County                     Little Main Restigouche River upstream to the Restigouche-Victoria
                                        County boundary line (Grid Reference 609175 5264053)
 Jardine Brook, Victoria   Aug. 1       Jardine Brook, Victoria County, from the Restigouche-Victoria
 County                                 County boundary line (Grid Reference 609175 5264053) upstream
                                        to the CN railway bridge
 Kedgwick                  May 1        Kedgwick River including North and South Branches
 Little Main Restigouche May 15         Little Main Restigouche River from a line drawn from Grid
                                        Reference 613248 5279890 to Grid Reference 613337 5279856 (its
                                        mouth at the junction with the Main Restigouche River and the
                                        Kedgwick River) upstream to Cedar Brook at Grid Reference 590964
                                        5252358
 Northwest Upsalquitch     May 1        Northwest Upsalquitch River upstream to Nine Mile Brook
                                        (Grid Reference 664850 5275150)
 Patapedia                 June 1       Patapedia River, that portion lying within the province of New
                                        Brunswick
 Restigouche               May 15       Restigouche River, from the junction with the Kedgwick River
                                        downstream to the junction with the Patapedia River
 Restigouche               April 15     Restigouche River, from the junction with the Patapedia River
                                        downstream to the Matapedia CN Railway Bridge
 Restigouche               May 15       Restigouche River from the Matapedia CN Railway Bridge to a line
                                        drawn from Copeland Brook (NB) to Ruisseau du Moulin (Québec)
 Southeast Upsalquitch     May 1        Southeast Upsalquitch upstream to the first unnamed pool (Grid
                                        Reference 680703 5279878) above Boar's Head Pool
 Upsalquitch               May 1        Upsalquitch River




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Waters Closed to Angling
 Water                       Stretch                                                          Closed
 Northwest Upsalquitch       Northwest Upsalquitch River above Nine Mile Brook (grid          Year round
 River                       Reference 664850 5275150), not including tributaries.
 Southeast Upsalquitch       Southeast Upsalquitch River from and including the unnamed       Year round
 River                       pool (Grid Reference 680703 5279878) above Boars Head Pool,
                             upstream to Simpson's Field Falls, not including tributaries.


Angling rules for boundary waters with Quebec
Patapedia River and the Main Restigouche River downstream from the Patapedia River to
the J .C . Van Horne bridge at Campbellton .
Angling Licences
• Angling licences issued by Quebec or New Brunswick are legally recognized on all
  common boundary waters of the Restigouche drainage upstream of the J .C . Van Horne
  Bridge at Campbellton .
• The tidal water boundary recognized by New Brunswick on the Restigouche River is a
  line between Copeland Brook (NB) to Ruisseau du Moulin (Quebec) . However, all anglers
  fishing the Quebec portion of the waters upstream of the J .C . VanHorne Bridge at
  Campbellton to this line must have a valid NB or Quebec Angling licence .
• Legal Fishing Hours on the Restigouche and Patapedia Rivers boundary waters are from
  one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset .


Atlantic Salmon
 Open season             Non-boundary waters                      Boundary waters between NB and Quebec
 Spring                  May 1-31                                 April 15-May 31
                                                                  (Restigouche River only)
 Summer                  June 1-Aug. 31                           June 1-Aug. 31
 Fall                    Sept. 1-30 Live release                  Sept. 1-30 Live release
 Limits                  Daily Bag Limit    Live Release Limit    Daily Bag Limit               Live Release Limit
 Spring                  0                  10                    0                             10
 Summer                  2                  4                     2                             4
 Fall                    0                  4                     0                             4
 Minimum size (FL)       35 cm                                    35 cm
 Maximum size (FL)       Less than 63 cm                          Less than 63 cm
 Possession              8                                        8




                                                                                             ATLANTIC SALMON

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Atlantic Salmon Seasons - Restigouche Drainage
 River                                                   Spring Kelt             Bright retention                   Live release only
 Main Restigouche non-boundary waters May 1-31                                          June 1-Aug. 31                        Sept. 1-30
 Main Restigouche boundary waters                        April 15-May 31
 Little Main Restigouche*                                May 1-31
 Patapedia                                               N/A
 Kedgwick                                                N/A
 North Kedgwick                                          N/A
 Upsalquitch                                             N/A
 Northwest Upsalquitch                                   N/A
 Southeast Upsalquitch                                   N/A
 Gounamitz                                               N/A

* upstream to Cedar Brook

Trout
 Open season                                        Non-Boundary                   Boundary waters between N.B. and Quebec
                                                    waters
 Rivers, brooks and streams                         May 1-Sept. 15                 Patapedia River . . . . . . . . . . . June 3-Sept. 15
                                                                                   Restigouche River from:
                                                                                     Patapedia River downstream to
                                                                                     Matapedia CN Railway Bridge . .April 15-Sept. 30
                                                                                     Matapedia CN Railway Bridge to
                                                                                     the J.C. Van Horne Bridge . . . . April 15-Oct. 31
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                        May 15-Sept. 15                N/A
 Daily Bag and Possession Limits
 Daily bag and possession (Total                    5*                             5*
 of: arctic char, brook trout, brown
 trout, lake trout, or rainbow trout*)
 Minimum Size Limits (TL)
 Brook trout                                        10 cm                          10 cm
 Lake trout                                         45 cm                          45 cm
 Arctic char, brown trout, rainbow                  15 cm                          15 cm
 trout

* No more than two lake trout and/or two brown trout

Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Season: Restigouche drainage upstream from the junction of the Main Restigouche River
and the Kedgwick River, including all tributaries  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Sept . 30
Daily bag limit: Restigouche drainage upstream from the junction of the Main Restigouche
River and the Kedgwick River, including all tributaries (Sept . 1-30) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
Minimum size limit: Brook trout, Gounamitz River, and South Branch Kedgwick River,
not including tributaries  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25 cm (TL)



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Non-Sport Fish
Non-boundary waters
Open season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exception: The season for Whitefish ends on September 15 .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                                Daily Quota                            Minimum Length                        Maximum Length
 Burbot                                 10                                     10 cm TL                              100 cm TL
 Eel                                    10                                     N/A                                   N/A
 Gaspereau                              20                                     N/A                                   N/A
 Shad                                   5                                      N/A                                   N/A
 Smelt                                  60                                     N/A                                   N/A
 White perch                            25                                     10 cm TL                              50 cm TL
 Whitefish                              8                                      10 cm TL                              70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                           100                                    10 cm TL                              50 cm TL

Smelt
Angling or dip netting
 Open Season                                      Non-boundary waters                                Boundary waters
                                                                                                     between N.B. and Quebec
                                                  April 15-May 31                                    April 15-May 31
 Daily bag/possession limit                       60                                                 60

Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
• Restigouche River, upstream of a reference point at a straight line from Copeland Brook
  (NB) to Ruisseau du Moulin (Quebec) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Smelt season closed

No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .


Please note - Closed season
No open angling season exists for the following species: striped bass .




                                                                                                                           SMELT



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Chaleur
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers, and streams draining into the Bay
of Chaleur seaward of the J .C . Van Horne Bridge at Campbellton and all
waters draining into the Gulf of St . Lawrence north of
Tabusintac Bay

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
 River                   Beginning            Stretch
 Big Tracadie            April 15 - 30        Upstream of a line drawn from 47°27’46.2”N 64°56’01.9”W to
                         After Sept 15        47°27’25.5”N 64°55’23.7”W
 Comeau                  April 15 - 30        Upstream of a line drawn from 47°28’30.2”N 64°55’42.2”W to
                         After Sept 15        47°28’26.5”N 64°55’50.5”W
 Jacquet                 July 1               Jacquet River from Route 134 (old Route 11) bridge upstream to the
                                              head of Kettle Hole Pool
 Leech                   April 15 - 30        Upstream of a line drawn from 47°27’46.2”N 64°56’01.9”W to
                         After Sept 15        47°27’25.5”N 64°55’23.7”W
 Little Tracadie         April 15 - 30        Upstream of the Route 11 Bridge (47°31’41.3”N 64°56’02.7”W to
                         After Sept 15        47°31’52.5”N 64°56’00.3”W
 Nepisiguit              June 1               Nepisiguit River from the Route 11 bridge at Bathurst upstream to
                                              Nepisiguit Falls
 Pokemouche              April 15 - 30        Upstream of Route 113 Bridge
                         After Sept 15
 Portage                 April 15 - 30        Upstream of a line drawn from 47°27’46.2”N 64°56’01.9”W to
                         After Sept 15        47°27’25.5”N 64°55’23.7”W
 Southwest Caraquet      July 15              Southwest Caraquet River from the Route 11 bridge upstream to
                                              Innishannon Brook


Waters Closed to Angling
 Water                Stretch                                                               Closed
 Tributaries to       All brooks flowing into Nepisiguit Lake, Northumberland County        Year round
 Nepisiguit Lakes
 Nepisiguit River     Nepisiguit River from the head of Pabineau Falls Pool downstream      Year round
                      45 metres
 Nepisiguit River     Nepisiguit River within 100 metres of the Nepisiguit counting fence   Year round
 Nepisiguit River     Nepisiguit River from its junction with the Big South Nepisiguit      Year round
                      downstream to, but not including, White Birch Pool
 Nepisiguit River     Nepisiguit River from and including White Birch Pool downstream       April 15-July 14 and
                      to and including Elbow Pool                                           Aug. 16-Sept. 15
 Nepisiguit River     Nepisiguit River from but not including Elbow Pool downstream to      Year round
                      Indian Falls Brook
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Atlantic Salmon
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Oct . 29
Season bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
Daily bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
Maximum size limit, grilse retention only  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Less than 63 cm (FL)
Daily live release limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4
Spring salmon (kelt) angling
Season:  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-May 15
Daily live release limit (unless daily bag limit is reached)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .10
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Daily bag limit:
Nepisiguit River daily grilse retention  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1
Atlantic Salmon Seasons - Chaleur Drainage
 River                                                                      Spring kelt                    Bright retention                Live release only
 Bass                                                                       April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Benjamin                                                                   April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Caraquet                                                                   April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 15                  N/A
 Charlo                                                                     April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Eel                                                                        April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Jacquet River upstream of Halfway Pool                                     N/A                            June 1-Oct. 15                  N/A
 Jacquet River from and including Halfway Pool                              April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 downstream to mouth
 Little River                                                               April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 15                  N/A
 Little Tracadie River                                                      April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 15                  N/A
 Middle River                                                               April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Millstream                                                                 April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 15                  Oct. 16-22
 Nepisiguit River from Grand Falls Dam                                      N/A                            June 1-Oct. 15                  Oct. 16-22
 downstream to the route 134 bridge
 Nigadoo River                                                              April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Pokemouche River                                                           April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 15                  N/A
 South Caraquet River                                                       April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 29                  N/A
 Tetagouche River                                                           April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 22                  N/A
 Tracadie River below Lord & Foy                                            April 15-May 15                May 16-Oct. 29                  N/A
 Tracadie River upstream of Lord & Foy                                      N/A                            June 1-Oct. 15                  N/A




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Landlocked Salmon
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .  .  .  .May 15-Sept . 30
Daily bag and possession limit  .                  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35 cm (FL)
Maximum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . Less than 63 cm (FL)
Any landlocked salmon equal to or greater than 48 centimetres and less than 63 centimetres fork
length requires an Atlantic salmon tag if it is retained.

Trout
 Open season
 Rivers, brooks and streams                                                                                                                           May 1-Sept. 15
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                                                                                                                          May 15-Sept. 15
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Total of: arctic char, brook trout, brown trout or rainbow trout                                                                                     5*
 Minimum Size Limits (TL)
 Brook trout                                                                                                                                          10 cm
 Arctic char, brown trout, rainbow trout                                                                                                              15 cm

* No more than two brown trout
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Nepisiguit (Bathurst) Lake  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Live release only
Nepisiguit Lakes thoroughfares connecting the chain of four lakes  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Open May 15

Non-Sport Fish:
Open season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exception: • The season for smelt ends on May 31 .
           • The season for whitefish ends on September 15 .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                             Daily Quota                                                     Minimum Length                                                                 Maximum Length
 Burbot                              10                                                              10 cm TL                                                                       100 cm TL
 Eel                                 10                                                              N/A                                                                            N/A
 Gaspereau                           20                                                              N/A                                                                            N/A
 Shad                                5                                                               N/A                                                                            N/A
 Smelt                               60                                                              N/A                                                                            N/A
 White perch                         25                                                              10 cm TL                                                                       50 cm TL
 Whitefish                           8                                                               10 cm TL                                                                       70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                        100                                                             10 cm TL                                                                       50 cm TL

No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .

Please note - Closed season
No open angling season exists for the following species: striped bass .
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Miramichi
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers and streams draining into
Tabusintac Bay and all waters draining into Miramichi Bay north of Point
Escuminac .
Attention anglers: Some stretches on the Miramichi River are private or
leased waters. Permission from the owner/lessee is required to angle on
these waters.

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
River              Beginning          Stretch
Bartholomew        April 15           Bartholomew River from its confluence with the Main Southwest
                                      Miramichi River upstream to the Route 8 bridge
Bartholomew        April 15-May 15,   Bartholomew River, from the Route 8 bridge upstream to
                   June 1             Leadbetter Brook
Bartibog           April 15-30,       Bartibog River from the Route 11 bridge upstream to the junction with
                   After Sept. 15     the South Branch and Middle Branch, Bartibog Rivers
Beadle Brook       April 15           Beadle Brook from its junction with North Branch Southwest Miramichi
                                      River upstream to the junction of the North and South Branches
Big Sevogle        April 15-May 15,   Big Sevogle River from its junction with the Northwest Miramichi River
                   June 1             upstream to its source, including the North Branch and the South Branch
Burnthill Brook    April 15           Burnthill Brook, from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River
                                      upstream to its source
Cains              April 15           Cains River from its junction with the Southwest Miramichi River
                                      upstream to Beaver Brook
Clearwater Brook   April 15           Clearwater Brook, from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi
                                      River upstream to its source
Dungarvon          April 15-May 15,   Dungarvon River from its junction with the Renous River upstream to the
                   June 1             Salmon protection barrier (0.8 km downstream of Stone Brook)
Fifteen Mile Brook April 15           Fifteen Mile Brook, from its confluence with the North Branch Southwest
                                      Miramichi River upstream to its source
Little Southwest   April 15           Little Southwest Miramichi River, from its junction with the Northwest
Miramichi                             Miramichi River upstream to its source
Main Southwest     April 15           Main Southwest Miramichi River upstream from a line drawn at the
Miramichi                             mouth of Doyles Brook from grid reference 751539 5194066 to grid
                                      reference 751553 5193718, Northumberland County, to the junction of the
                                      North Branch Southwest Miramichi River and South Branch Southwest
                                      Miramichi River, Carleton County
McKeil Brook       April 15           McKeil Brook, from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River
                                      upstream to its source
North Branch       June 1             North Branch Renous River from its junction with the Renous River
Renous                                upstream to North Renous Lake
North Branch       April 15           North Branch Southwest Miramichi River from its junction with the
Southwest                             Southwest Miramichi River upstream to its source
Miramichi
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River             Beginning           Stretch
Northwest         April 15            Northwest Miramichi River from the Red Bank/Sunny Corner Bridge
Miramichi                             upstream to a point 200 metres upstream of the junction of the
                                      Northwest Miramichi River and the South Branch Northwest Miramichi
                                      River
Renous            April 15            Renous River from its junction with the Main Southwest Miramichi River
                                      upstream to the Route 8 bridge
Renous            April 15-May 15,    Renous River from the Route 8 bridge upstream to its source, the junction
                  June 1              of the North and South Branches in Northumberland County
Rocky Brook       April 15            Rocky Brook, from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River
                                      upstream to its source
South Branch      April 15            South Branch Southwest Miramichi River upstream to the Route 107
Southwest                             bridge at Foreston, Carleton County.
Miramichi
South Branch      June 1              South Branch Renous River from its junction with the Renous River
Renous                                upstream to Route 108
Tabusintac        April 15 - 30       Tabusintac River from Route 11 Bridge upstream to a line drawn directly
                                      across the river at Stilson Brook (Grid Reference 793147 5249677 to
                                      793133 5249812, Old Boom Landing Road)
Tabusintac        April 15 - May 15   Tabusintac River from a line drawn directly across the river at Stilson
                                      Brook (Grid Reference 793147 5249677 to 793133 5249812, Old Boom
                                      Landing Road) upstream to a line drawn directly across the river at Becks
                                      Brook (Grid Reference 789260 5250163)
Tabusintac        April 15 - May 15   Tabusintac River from a line drawn directly across the river at Becks Brook
                  June 1              (Grid Reference 789260 5250163 to 789257 5250072) to its source

West Brook        April 15            West Brook, from its confluence with the North Branch Southwest
                                      Miramichi River upstream to the CN railway crossing


Waters Closed to Angling
Water                Stretch                                                                 Closed
Main Southwest       Main Southwest Miramichi River from a point 300 metres upstream Closed after July 31
Miramichi River      from the Quarryville bridge, to a point 300 metres downstream from
                     said bridge, including Indiantown Brook from its junction upstream
                     to Route 108
Main Southwest       The north side of the Main Southwest Miramichi River to a point 100     Closed after July 31
Miramichi River      metres off shore, from a point 100 metres upstream to a point 100
                     metres downstream of the mouth of Wilson Brook, and the waters of
                     Wilson Brook upstream 100 metres from its junction with the Main
                     Southwest Miramichi River, an area known locally as the Bear Den.
Cains River          Cains River from the river ford located approximately three-quarters Closed prior to
                     of a kilometer above the Hopewell Lodge upstream to the mouth of Live Release Crown
                     Lower Otter Brook                                                    Reserve period
                                                                                          (June 1-Sept. 15)
Dungarvon River      Dungarvon River from 100 meters below the DNR Salmon Protection Year round
                     Barrier upstream to its source, including all tributaries



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 Water                   Stretch                                                               Closed
 Northwest Miramichi     Headwaters of the Northwest Miramichi River from a point 200          Year round
 River                   meters upstream of its junction with the South Branch Northwest
                         Miramichi River, including all tributaries.
 Stewart Brook -         From its junction with the Northwest Miramichi River upstream to a Year round
 Northwest Miramichi     point 90 metres above the Miramichi Salmonid Enhancement Centre
 River                   water supply dam.
 Northwest Miramichi     Waters of Northwest Miramichi River 100 metres upstream to 100        Closed after July 31
 River                   metres downstream from the mouth of Sutherland Brook and
                         Sutherland Brook from its junction with the Northwest Miramichi
                         River upstream to the Route 420 bridge.
 Northwest Miramichi     Within 100 metres of the Route 430 bridge                             Year round
 River                   (locally known as Miner's Bridge).
 Lower North Branch      Lower North Branch Little Southwest Miramichi from and including      Closed outside
 Little Southwest        Rocky Rapids Pool upstream to its source, including all tributaries   Live Release Crown
 Miramichi                                                                                     Reserve period
                                                                                               (June 1-Sept. 15)
 South Branch of the     The South Branch of the Main Southwest Miramichi River upstream       Closed after
 Main Southwest          from the footbridge behind the Juniper Lumber Mill at grid            April 30
 Miramichi River         reference 3680 5650 and to the remnants of the old Flemming
                         Gibson Dam at grid reference 3670 5650.
 North Branch Main       North Branch Main Southwest Miramichi River upstream from the         Closed after
 Southwest Miramichi     Bridge Pool to its source, not including tributaries.                 June 30
 North Pole Stream       North Pole Stream from the junction of Lizard Brook upstream to its   Year round
                         sources in Northumberland County, not including tributaries.
 North Pole Stream       North Pole Stream from its junction with the Little Southwest         Closed outside
                         Miramichi River upstream to the junction with Lizard Brook, not       Live Release Crown
                         including tributaries                                                 Reserve period
                                                                                               (July 1-Sept. 15)
 Little Bartibog River   All waters of Little Bartibog River, Northumberland County, from      Year round
                         25 metres downstream to 25 metres upstream of the Russellville
                         bridge.
 First and Second        First and Second Lakes, North Esk Parish, Northumberland County.      Year round
 Lakes



Restricted Gear Waters
1 All angling for all species in the following waters is restricted to:
 a) a single barbless hook or;
 b) an unbaited lure with a single barbless hook or;
 c) a baited lure with a single barbless hook or;
 d) a baited spinner with a single barbless hook or;
 e) an unbaited spinner with a single barbless hook or;
 f) an artificial fly with single barbless hook .




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 Water                                              Stretch                                                                                       Date
 Miramichi River                                    Centennial Bridge upstream to the confluence of the Main                                      Year round
                                                    Southwest Miramichi River and Northwest Miramichi River
 Main Southwest Miramichi River Confluence with Northwest Miramichi River upstream to                                                             Year round
                                Doyle’s Brook
 Northwest Miramichi River                          From the junction with the Main Southwest Miramichi River                                     Year round
                                                    upstream to Red Bank / Sunny Corner highway bridge

2 During the period from April 15 to May 15, barbless flies must now be used for angling
  all species (including Atlantic Salmon and brook trout) in the Fly Fishing Only sections
  on the following rivers (see pages 19-20). Tributaries are not included.
     Main Southwest Miramichi                               Dungarvon                                              Northwest Miramichi
     Bartholomew                                            Little Southwest                                       South Branch
     Big Sevogle                                            Renous                                                 Southwest Miramichi
     Cains                                                  North Branch                                           Tabusintac
                                                            Southwest Miramichi

3 Bartibog River: During the period from April 15th to April 30th, barbless flies must now
  be used for angling all species (including Atlantic salmon and brook trout) in the Fly-
  Fishing Only section (see page 19) .


Atlantic Salmon
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Oct . 29
Season bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
Daily bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1
Possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8
Maximum size limit, grilse retention only  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Less than 63 cm (FL)
Daily live release limit (May 16-Oct . 15)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 4
Spring salmon (kelt) angling
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-May 15
Daily live release limit (unless the daily bag limit is reached)  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .10
Fly fishing only with barbless hooks .
Atlantic Salmon Seasons - Miramichi Drainage
 Water                                                                       Spring kelt                  Bright Retention              Live release only
 North Branch Main Southwest Miramichi River
                                                                             April 15-May 15              May 16-Sept. 15               N/A
 upstream to the Bridge Pool
 South Branch Main Southwest Miramichi from
 the forks upstream to the footbridge behind the                             April 15-May 15              May 16-Sept. 15               N/A
 Juniper Lumber mill, grid reference 36805650
 Main Southwest Miramichi River - junction of
                                                                             April 15-May 15              May 16-Sept. 30               Oct. 1-15
 Burnt Land Brook upstream to forks at Juniper
 Main Southwest Miramichi River - junction of
                                                                             April 15-May 15              May 16-Oct. 15                N/A
 Burnt Land Brook downstream to its mouth


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Water                                             Spring kelt         Bright Retention   Live release only
Main Southwest Miramichi River - tributaries
downstream of Cains River not described in        April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
this table
Main Southwest Miramichi River - tributaries
upstream of Cains River not described in          April 15-May 15     May 16-Sept. 15    N/A
this table
Bartholomew River                                 April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
Black River                                       April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
Bartibog River                                    April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 29     N/A
Burnt Church River                                April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 29     N/A
Bay du Vin River                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
Big Sevogle River - downstream from and
                                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
including Square Forks
North Branch Big Sevogle River - upstream of
                                                  April 15-May 15     N/A                April 15 - Sept. 15
Square Forks
South Branch Big Sevogle River - upstream of
                                                  April 15-May 15     N/A                April 15 - Sept. 15
Square Forks
Cains River                                       April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
                                                                                         Sept. 16-30 (Mouth
Clearwater Brook                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Sept. 15
                                                                                         to Northeast Branch)
Dungarvon River - downstream from the
                                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
Furlong Bridge
Dungarvon River - upstream from the
                                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Sept. 15    N/A
Furlong Bridge
Little Southwest Miramichi River - downstream
                                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
from and including Catamaran Brook
Little Southwest Miramichi River and its
tributaries from Catamaran Brook upstream to      April 15-May 15     N/A                April 15 - Oct 15
and including Cleland's Pool
Little Southwest Miramichi River and its
                                                  April 15-May 15     N/A                April 15-Sept. 15
tributaries upstream of Cleland's Pool
Napan River                                       April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
Northwest Miramichi River - upstream of
                                                  N/A                 N/A                June 10 - Sept. 15
Little River
Northwest Miramichi River - from and including                        May 15-May 31
Little River downstream to the route 430 bridge   April 15 - May 15                      June 1 - July 31
at Wayerton                                                           Aug 1 - Oct 15
Northwest Miramichi River - downstream from
the route 430 bridge in Wayerton                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
(Wayerton Bridge)
South Branch of the Northwest Miramichi River     N/A                 N/A                June 10 - Aug 31
Rocky Brook                                       April 15-May 15     May 16-Aug. 31     N/A
Renous River - downstream from forks of the
                                                  April 15-May 15     May 16-Oct. 15     N/A
North and South Branches

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 Water                                                              Spring kelt              Bright Retention            Live release only
 Renous River - upstream from the forks of North
                                                                    April 15-May 15          May 16-Sept. 15             N/A
 and South Branches
 Tabusintac River                                                   April 15-May 15          May 16-Oct. 29              N/A

Trout
 Open season
 Rivers, brooks and streams                                                        May 1-Sept. 15
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                                                       May 15-Sept. 15
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Total of arctic char, brook trout, brown trout or rainbow trout                   5* of which only 2 may be greater than 30 cm (TL)
 Minimum Size Limits (TL)
 Brook trout                                                                       10 cm
 Arctic char, brown trout, rainbow trout                                           15 cm

* No more than two brown trout
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Little Southwest Miramichi River from Big Rock Pool upstream, including East and West
branches, not including lakes or tributaries  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Live release only, beginning July 1
Lower North Branch, Little Southwest Miramichi, including tributaries but excluding lakes
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Live release only, beginning May 1
Cains River above Route 123 bridge, including the North Branch, upstream to the junction of
Beaver Brook  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Live release only, beginning May 1
Bartholomew River  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Live release only, beginning July 1

Non-Sport Fish:
Open Season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exception: • The season for smelt ends on May 31 .
               • The season for whitefish ends on September 15 .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                     Daily Quota                                    Minimum Length                       Maximum Length
 Burbot                      10                                             10 cm TL                             100 cm TL
 Eel                         10                                             N/A                                  N/A
 Gaspereau                   20                                             N/A                                  N/A
 Shad                        5                                              N/A                                  N/A
 Smelt                       60                                             N/A                                  N/A
 White perch                 25                                             10 cm TL                             50 cm TL
 Whitefish                   8                                              10 cm TL                             70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                100                                            10 cm TL                             50 cm TL
No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .

Please note - Closed season
No open angling season exists for the following species: striped bass .
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Southeast
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers, and streams draining
into the Gulf of St . Lawrence and Northumberland Strait south
of Point Escuminac to the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border .

Fly Fishing Only Waters
 River             Beginning           Fly Fishing Stretch
 Bouctouche        July 15             Bouctouche River, from the highway bridge at Coates Mills upstream to the
                                       St. Paul Crossroads bridge

Trout
 Open season
 Rivers, brooks and streams                                                April 15-Sept. 15
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                                               May 1-Sept. 15
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Total of brook trout, brown trout or rainbow trout                        5*
 Minimum size (TL)
 Brook trout                                                               10 cm
 Brown trout, Rainbow trout                                                15 cm

* No more than two brown trout
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Starting June 15 to Sept. 15, the following waters are live release only:
• Northwest Branch, Cocagne River from the junction with the main stem of the Cocagne
  River upstream to its source, including all tributaries .
• South Branch, St . Nicholas River from the lower most road bridge (grid reference 53505525)
  upstream to its source, including all tributaries .
• Hudson Brook from the junction with the Richibucto River upstream to its source,
  including all tributaries .
• Trout Brook from the junction with the Kouchibouguacis River upstream to its source,
  including all tributaries .
• South Branch, Bouctouche River from the junction with the Bouctouche River upstream to
  its source, including all tributaries .
• Weisner Brook from the junction with the Shediac River upstream to its source, including
  all tributaries .




                                                                                       BROOK TROUT

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Non-Sport Fish:
Open season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exception: • The season for smelt ends on May 31 .
             • The season for whitefish ends on September 15 .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                        Daily Quota       Minimum Length         Maximum Length
 Burbot                         10                10 cm TL               100 cm TL
 Eel                            10                N/A                    N/A
 Gaspereau                      20                N/A                    N/A
 Shad                           5                 N/A                    N/A
 Smelt                          60                N/A                    N/A
 White perch                    25                10 cm TL               50 cm TL
 Whitefish                      8                 10 cm TL               70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                   100               10 cm TL               50 cm TL

No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .

Please note - Closed season:
No open angling season exists for the following species: striped bass .




             CHAIN PICKEREL




                              BULLHEAD




                 BURBOT

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Inner Bay of Fundy
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers, and streams draining into the
Bay of Fundy eastward of the Saint John harbour bridge to the provincial
border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia .

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
 River                                  Beginning                    Stretch
 Big Salmon                             June 15                      Big Salmon River from Cranberry Brook upstream to Crow Brook
 Black                                  July 15                      Black River, Saint John County, from a point 100 metres upstream
                                                                     from the public wharf in the estuary upstream to Ritchie River
 Upper Salmon                           July 15                      Upper Salmon River (Alma) upstream from the abutment above the
                                                                     mill dam in Alma



Landlocked Salmon
Open season
Rivers, brooks, streams .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Sept . 30
Lakes, ponds, reservoirs  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Sept . 30
Daily bag and possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35 cm (FL)
Maximum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Less than 63 cm (FL)
Any landlocked salmon equal to or greater than 48 centimetres and less than 63 centimetres fork
length requires an Atlantic salmon tag if it is retained.
Exceptions to open season and/or bag limits
Daily bag limit
Loch Lomond Reservoir and Second Lake
Any combination of landlocked salmon or brown trout .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2


Smallmouth Bass
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Oct . 15
Daily bag and possession limit
May 1-June 30  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
July 1-Sept . 15  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Sept . 16-Oct . 15  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30 cm (TL)




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Trout
 Open season
 Rivers, brooks and streams                                                                                April 15-Sept. 15
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                                                                               May 1-Sept. 15
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Total of arctic char, brook trout, brown trout or rainbow trout                                           5*
 Minimum size (TL)
 Brook Trout                                                                                               10 cm
 Arctic char, brown trout, rainbow trout                                                                   15 cm

* No more than two brown trout
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Shepody River and its tributaries upstream from the flood gate at
Harvey Bank except McFadden Lake, Fenton and Alcorn ponds  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 15-Sept . 15
Bag Limit
Shepody River and its tributaries:
Trout  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 5 per day, only one of which can be greater than 30 cm (TL)
Bag limit
Loch Lomond Reservoir and Second Lake:
Any combination of landlocked salmon or brown trout .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Minimum size limit
Loch Lomond Reservoir and Second Lake:
Brown trout  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35 cm (TL)


Non-Sport Fish:
Open Season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exception: • The season for smelt ends on May 31 .
                • The season for whitefish ends on September 15
                • In tidal waters the season for striped bass is open year round .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                                  Daily Quota                             Minimum Length                          Maximum Length
 Burbot                                   10                                      10 cm TL                                100 cm TL
 Eel                                      10                                      N/A                                     N/A
 Gaspereau                                20                                      N/A                                     N/A
 Pickerel                                 10                                      10 cm TL                                100 cm TL
 Shad                                     5                                       N/A                                     N/A
 Smelt                                    60                                      N/A                                     N/A
 Striped bass                             1                                       68 cm TL                                150 cm TL
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 White perch                            25                                    10 cm TL                              50 cm TL
 Whitefish                              8                                     10 cm TL                              70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                           100                                   10 cm TL                              50 cm TL

Sturgeon
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Jan . 1-May 31, July 1-Dec . 31
Daily bag and possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . No limit
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .120 cm (TL)


No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .


Please note - Closed season:
No open angling season exists for the following species: Atlantic salmon .




                                                                                                                              WHITE PERCH




                                                                           SUNFISH




                                                                                                                           YELLOW PERCH


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Lower Saint John
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers, and streams of the Saint John
River drainage and tributaries downstream from the Covered Bridge
at Hartland to the Saint John harbour bridge .

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
 River                       Beginning               Stretch
 Hammond                     July 15                 Hammond River from the CN Railway Bridge at Nauwigewauk upstream to
                                                     McGonagle Brook
 Kennebecasis                July 1                  Kennebecasis River upstream from the bridge on the Bloomfield Station
                                                     Road to the bridge at Goshen
 Keswick                     July 1                  Keswick River from the Route 105 bridge upstream to the CN Railway
                                                     Bridge at Barton
 Nashwaak                    July 1                  Nashwaak River upstream from the highway bridge at Penniac to the East
                                                     Branch, Nashwaak River


Waters Closed to Angling
 Water                      Stretch                                                                                             Closed
 Nashwaak River             Nashwaak River, from a point 150 metres downstream from Porters Brook                               After June 15
                            upstream to a point 30 metres above Porters Brook
 Nashwaak River             Nashwaak River, Big Basin Pool (grid reference 4962899)                                             After June 15
 Nashwaak River             Nashwaak River, within 15 metres of the junction of (Youngs Brook /McKenzie                         After June 15
                            Brook) at the Route 107 bridge at Nashwaak Bridge
 Palmer Brook               Palmer Brook, from the Hammond River upstream 200 metres                                            After July 1
 Saint John River           Saint John River, from the highway bridge at Grafton to the railway bridge at                       After June 15
                            Upper Woodstock
 Saint John River           Saint John River, downstream from the Mactaquac Dam to a line                                       Year round
                            drawn across the river from the mouth of Springhill Brook (Hartt Island
                            Campground) to the western Fredericton city limit just past the junction of
                            Clements Drive and Carlisle Road on the north side of the river


Landlocked Salmon
Open season
Rivers, brooks and streams  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Sept . 30
Lakes, ponds and reservoirs  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Sept . 30
Daily bag and possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35 cm (FL)
Maximum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Less than 63 cm (FL)
Any landlocked salmon equal to or greater than 48 centimetres and less than 63 centimetres fork
length requires an Atlantic salmon tag if it is retained.

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Smallmouth Bass
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Oct . 15
Daily bag and possession limit
May 1-June 30  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
July 1-Sept . 15  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2
Sept . 16-Oct . 15  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 30 cm (TL)
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
• The Meduxnekeag River and all tributaries (including the North Branch, Meduxnekeag
  River) from the railway bridge (grid reference 064127, Woodstock Map 21 J/4) located
  approximately one kilometer above the confluence with Marven Brook, upstream to the
  international border with the State of Maine  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Closes to bass angling Sept . 15
• Tidal portion of the Saint John River, including tidal portion of all tributaries, from Crock's
  Point downstream to the Saint John Harbour Bridge, excluding the closed section from
  the Mactaquac Dam to a line drawn across the river from the mouth of Springhill Brook
  (Hartt Island Campground) to the western Fredericton city limit just past the junction of
  Clements Drive and Carlisle Road on the north side of the river
   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Closes to bass angling Nov . 30
  Daily bag and possession limit, Sept . 16-Nov . 30  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
• Saint John River (Mactaquac Headpond) from the dam upstream to the highway bridge
  at Grafton excluding the Meduxnekeag River  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Closes to bass angling Nov . 30
  Daily bag and possession limit, Sept . 16-Nov . 30  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0

Trout
 Open season
 Rivers, brooks and streams                                                                                     April 15-Sept. 15
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                                                                                    May 1-Sept. 15
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Total of brook trout, brown trout, lake trout or rainbow trout                                                 5*
 Minimum size (TL)
 Brook trout                                                                                                    10 cm
 Lake trout                                                                                                     45 cm
 Brown trout, rainbow trout                                                                                     15 cm

* No more than two lake trout and/or two brown trout

Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Live release only waters
Kennebecasis River from the road bridge at McCully Station (grid reference 11737051)
upstream to the junction of Ketchums Brook, Albert County .
Artificial lures and flies only  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-June 30
Fly fishing only  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .July 1-Sept . 15
Palmer Brook from the Hammond River upstream to the Stock Farm Road
(excluding the closed section beginning July 1) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Sept . 15



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Meduxnekeag River Retention Exceptions
Mouth to the junction of North and South Branches
• Brook trout - Bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1-minimum length 25 cm (TL)
• Brown trout - Bag Limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1-minimum length 35 cm (TL)
North and South Branches  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . live release only
Meduxnekeag River Gear Restrictions
From the old bridge abutments located 160 meters upstream of the bridge crossing in Belleville
to the junction of the North & South Branches - Artificial lures and flies only
North and South Branches - Fly fishing only

Non-Sport Fish:
Open Season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exceptions:
   • The season for smelt ends on May 31 .
   • The season for whitefish ends on September 15 .
   • The season for striped bass ends on October 15 in inland waters .
   • The season for striped bass is open year-round in tidal waters .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                                Daily Quota                           Minimum Length                        Maximum Length
 Burbot                                 10                                    10 cm TL                              100 cm TL
 Eel                                    10                                    N/A                                   N/A
 Gaspereau                              20                                    N/A                                   N/A
 Muskellunge                            10                                    10 cm TL                              170 cm TL
 Pickerel                               10                                    10 cm TL                              100 cm TL
 Shad                                   5                                     N/A                                   N/A
 Smelt                                  60                                    N/A                                   N/A
 Striped bass                           1                                     68 cm TL                              150 cm TL
 White perch                            25                                    10 cm TL                              50 cm TL
 Whitefish                              8                                     10 cm TL                              70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                           100                                   10 cm TL                              50 cm TL

Sturgeon
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Jan . 1-May 31, July 1-Dec . 31
Daily bag and possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . No limit
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .120 cm (TL)

No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .

Please note - Closed Season
No open angling season exists for the following species: Atlantic salmon .


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Southwest
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers, and streams draining into
the Bay of Fundy westward from the Saint John harbour bridge to
the international border between the Province of New Brunswick
and the State of Maine .

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
 River                         Beginning              Stretch
 St. Croix                     April 15               St. Croix River from the old Union Mills Bridge remnants upstream
                                                      to the power house dam at Milltown.


Waters Closed to Angling
 Water                         Stretch                                                                    Closed
 St. Croix River               From the N.B. Electric Power Corp. generating station (power               Year round
                               dam) at Milltown, New Brunswick, upstream to the first train
                               trestle crossing the St. Croix River between Canada and the
                               United States, a distance of approximately 500 metres



Landlocked Salmon
                                           Non-boundary                               Boundary waters
                                           waters                                     between N.B. and Maine
 Open Season                               Rivers - April 15-Sept. 30                 April 15-Sept. 30
                                           Lakes - May 1-Sept 30
 Daily bag and possession limit            2                                          2
 Minimum size limit (FL)                   35 cm                                      35 cm
 Maximum size limit (FL)                   Less than 63 cm                            Less than 63 cm

Any landlocked salmon equal to or greater than 48 centimetres and less than 63 centimetres fork
length requires an Atlantic salmon tag if it is retained.
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Grand Manan Island open season .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Sept . 15




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Smallmouth Bass
                                                    Non-boundary waters                                      Boundary waters
                                                                                                             between N.B. and Maine
 Open Season                                        May 1-Oct. 15                                            April 15-Sept. 30
 Daily bag and possession limit                     May 1-June 30 . . . . . . . 0                            April 15-June 30 . . . . . . 1
                                                    July 1-Sept. 15 . . . . . . . 2                          July 1-Sept. 30 . . . . . . . 3
                                                    Sept. 16-Oct. 15 . . . . . . 0
 Minimum size limit (TL)                            30 cm                                                    25 cm

Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
• St . Croix River, from Grand Falls, downstream to the
  Milltown Bridge  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    .    .    .    .   Live release Oct . 1-Oct . 31
  Unbaited lures or flies only  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .            .    .    .    .    .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Oct . 1-Oct . 31
• Diggity Stream, First Lake, Palfrey Lake and Spednic Lake  .                                           .    .    .    .    .  .  .  .  .  . Live release only
• Grand Manan Island open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                         .    .    .    .    .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Oct . 15
   Bag and possession limit April 15-30 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0
   Grand Falls Flowage, daily bag and possession limit .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 0

Trout
                                                             Non-boundary waters                Boundary waters between N.B. and Maine
 Open season
 Rivers, brooks and streams                                  April 15-Sept. 15                  April 15-Sept. 30
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                                 May 1-Sept. 15                     April 15-Sept. 30
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Total of: brook trout, brown trout, lake                    5*                                 5*
 trout or rainbow trout
 Minimum size limit (TL)
 Brook trout                                                 10 cm                              15 cm
 Lake trout                                                  45 cm                              45 cm
 Brown trout, rainbow trout                                  15 cm                              15 cm

* No more than 2 lake trout and/or 2 brown trout .
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Grand Manan Island, open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . April 15-Sept . 15
East Musquash Reservoir – minimum size limit, brown trout  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 35 cm (TL)
East Grand Lake – daily bag limit for lake trout  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1




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Non-Sport Fish:
Non-Boundary Waters
Open Season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exceptions:
   •   The season for smelt ends on May 31 .
   •   The season for whitefish ends on Sept . 15 in non-boundary waters .
   •   Skiff Lake, including tributaries: closed to smelt fishing .
   •   East Grand Lake, including tributaries: closed to dip netting for smelt .
   •   Lake Utopia: Dip net fishing for smelt is not permitted . Smelt daily bag and possession
       limit is 30 (angling only) .

 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                     Daily Quota                                      Minimum Length                        Maximum Length
 Burbot                      10                                               10 cm TL                              100 cm TL
 Eel                         10                                               N/A                                   N/A
 Gaspereau                   20                                               N/A                                   N/A
 Pickerel                    10                                               10 cm TL                              100 cm TL
 Shad                        5                                                N/A                                   N/A
 Smelt                       60*                                              N/A                                   N/A
 Striped bass                1                                                68 cm TL                              150 cm TL
 White perch                 25                                               10 cm TL                              50 cm TL
 Whitefish                   8                                                10 cm TL                              70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                100                                              10 cm TL                              50 cm TL

Sturgeon
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Jan . 1-May 31 and July 1-Dec . 31
Daily bag and possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . No limit
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .120 cm (TL)
Boundary Waters with Maine
Open Season
The season for all non-sport fish ends on Sept . 30 on boundary waters .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                     Daily Quota                                      Minimum Length                        Maximum Length
 Smelt                       200                                              N/A                                   N/A
 White Perch                 25                                               10 cm (TL)                            N/A
 Whitefish                   8                                                N/A                                   N/A

No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .


Please note - Closed season
No open angling season exists for the following species: Atlantic salmon

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Upper Saint John
Recreational Fishery Area
Boundary description: All lakes, rivers, and streams of the
Saint John River drainage, upstream from the Covered Bridge
at Hartland .

Fly Fishing Only Waters
Excludes all tributaries unless otherwise noted
 River              Beginning      Stretch
 Aroostook          July 1         Aroostook River from the railway bridge upstream to the Maine-N.B. border
 Little Tobique     July 1         Little Tobique River (entire river) upstream to Nictau Lake
 Mamozekel          July 1         Mamozekel River (entire river)
 Right Hand         July 1         Right Hand Branch Tobique River [Campbell River] (entire river)
 Branch Tobique
 Saint John         July 1         Saint John River from the Hartland covered bridge upstream to a point 0.8
                                   kilometres downstream from the Beechwood dam, including the following
                                   tributaries:
                                   • Stickney Brook from its junction with the Saint John River upstream to the
                                     highway bridge on Route 105
                                   • Whitemarsh Creek, from its junction with the Saint John River upstream to
                                     the Route 130 bridge
 Saint John         July 1         Saint John River from the Brooks Bridge at Limestone to the dam at Grand Falls.
 Salmon             July 1         Salmon River, Victoria County, from the junction of the Saint John River
                                   upstream to the junction with Sutherland Brook
 Serpentine         July 1         Serpentine River from its junction with the Right Hand Branch, Tobique River
                                   upstream to the mouth of Salmon Hole Brook
 Tobique            July 1         Tobique River from the junction with Trout Brook at Arthurette upstream to the
                                   Forks at Nictau


Waters Closed to Angling
 Water                 Stretch                                                                       Closed
 Saint John River      From Beechwood Dam downstream 0.8 kilometres                                  Year round
 Saint John River      From 50 metres downstream of the Upper Guisiguit Brook to 50 metres           After June 30
                       upstream of the Upper Guisiguit Brook
 Saint John River      From a straight line drawn across the river 800 meters below the mouth of     After June 30
                       Monquart Stream to a line drawn straight across the river 50 meters above
                       the mouth of Monquart Stream (Community of Bath - N 46 o 30. 811 ,
                       W 067o 36.101).
 Saint John River      From a straight line drawn across the river 500 meters below the mouth        After June 30
                       of Shikatehawk Stream to a line drawn straight across the river 50 meters
                       above the mouth of Shikatehawk Stream (Community of Bristol N 46 o 28.
                       823 , W 067o 34).


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 Water                             Stretch                                                                                                             Closed
 Saint John River                  From a straight line drawn across the river 500 meters below the mouth of After June 30
                                   Big Presque Isle Stream to a line drawn straight across the river 50 meters
                                   above the mouth of Big Presque Isle Stream (N 46 o 23. 961 , W 067o36.405).
 Saint John River                  From the Covered Bridge at Hartland to a line drawn straight across the                                             After June 30
                                   river 50 meters above the mouth of Becaguimac Stream
                                   (Community of Hartland N 46 o 18.139 , W 067o 31. 753)
 Becaguimec Stream                 Upstream to Route 105 bridge                                                                                        After June 30
 Shikatehawk Stream Upstream to Route 105 bridge                                                                                                       After June 30
 Monquart Stream                   Upstream to Route 105 bridge                                                                                        After June 30
 Big Presque Isle                  Upstream to Route 103 bridge                                                                                        After June 30
 Right Hand Branch                 Right Hand Branch Tobique River from Mamozekel River upstream to the                                                After May 31
 Tobique River                     mouth of Tom Pole Brook
 Tobique River                     From the mouth of Finnemore Brook at Gladwyn upstream to salmon                                                     After Aug. 9
                                   protection barrier 800 metres above the Route 385 bridge (Atlantic salmon
                                   release site).
 Tobique River                     From a point 100 meters downstream of the junction of                                                               After Aug. 3
                                   Two Brooks to a point 100 meters upstream from the junction of Blue
                                   Mountain Brook
 Little Tobique                    From its junction with the Tobique River upstream to the mouth of Sisson                                            After Aug. 9
                                   Branch
 Tributaries to Nictau All brooks flowing into Nictau Lake                                                                                             Year round
 Lake


Boundary Waters with Quebec
Anglers should note that seasons, bag limits, length limits and bait restrictions are dissimilar
to New Brunswick regulations . Although New Brunswick licences will be recognized during
Quebec’s open seasons on these boundary waters, anglers should obtain a summary of
Quebec’s regulations if wishing to fish the Quebec portion of these waters .


Landlocked Salmon
                                                       Non-boundary waters                                                      Boundary waters between
                                                                                                                                N.B. and Maine
 Open season                                           May 15-Sept. 30                                                          April 15-Sept. 30
 Daily bag and possession limit                        2                                                                        2
  Minimum size limit (FL)                              35 cm                                                                    35 cm
  Maximum size limit (FL)                              Less than 63 cm                                                          Less than 63 cm

Any landlocked salmon equal to or greater than 48 centimetres and less than 63 centimetres fork
length requires an Atlantic salmon tag if it is retained.
Exceptions to open season and/or size and bag limits
Nictau Lake
Bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1
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Baker Lake
Open season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 15-Sept . 15
Green River, Madawaska County
Minimum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 50 cm (FL)
Maximum size limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . Less than 63 cm (FL)

Smallmouth Bass
                                                Non-boundary waters                       Boundary waters between N.B. and Maine
 Open season                                    May 15-Oct. 15                            April 15-Sept. 30
 Daily bag and possession limit                 May 15-June 30.................0          April 15-June 30................1
                                                July 1-Sept 15...................2        July 1-Sept. 30..................3
                                                Sept. 16-Oct. 15................0
 Minimum size limit (TL)                        30 cm                                     25 cm

Exceptions to open season:
Tobique Headpond  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Oct . 15
Beechwood Headpond  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1-Oct . 15

Trout
              Open Season                                       Non-boundary waters                                Boundary waters
                                                                                                                   between N.B. and Maine
 Rivers, brooks and streams                     May 1-Sept. 15                                                     April 15-Sept. 30
 Lakes, ponds and reservoirs                    May 15-Sept. 15                                                    April 15-Sept. 30
 Daily bag and possession limit
 Daily Bag and Possession Limit                      Rivers, brooks,                   Lakes, ponds
                                                      and streams                     and reservoirs
 Total of: brook trout, brown       10*                                          5*                                5*
 trout, lake trout or rainbow trout
 Minimum size limit (TL)
 Brook trout                                    10 cm                            10 cm                             15 cm
 Lake trout                                     45 cm                            45 cm                             45 cm
 Brown trout, rainbow trout                     15 cm                            15 cm                             15 cm

* No more than 2 lake trout and/or 2 brown trout .
Exceptions to open season or size and bag limits
All Rivers and Streams (not lakes) upstream from the falls at Grand Falls, excluding
Boundary Waters
Open Season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . May 1–Sept . 30
First Green Lake; Unique Lake
Open Season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .May 15–Aug . 31
Roulston Lake
Open Season  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .June 15-Aug . 31
Brook trout daily bag and possession limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2


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Nictau Lake, Restigouche County
Brook trout minimum length limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 25 cm (TL)
Brook trout daily bag limit  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 2

Non-Sport Fish:
Non-Boundary Waters
Open Season
In non-tidal waters, these species may be angled only if a sport fish season is also open
on the waters being fished (unless an exception is noted below) . Please check the sport fish
seasons in this RFA to determine if a season is open .
Exception: • The season for whitefish ends on Sept . 15 in non-boundary waters .
           • The season for smelt ends on May 31
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                                Daily Quota                            Minimum Length                          Maximum Length
 Burbot                                 10                                     10 cm TL                                100 cm TL
 Eel                                    10                                     N/A                                     N/A
 Gaspereau                              20                                     N/A                                     N/A
 Muskellunge                            10                                     10 cm TL                                170 cm TL
 Pickerel                               10                                     10 cm TL                                100 cm TL
 Shad                                   5                                      N/A                                     N/A
 Smelt                                  60                                     N/A                                     N/A
 White perch                            25                                     10 cm TL                                50 cm TL
 Whitefish                              8                                      10 cm TL                                70 cm TL
 Yellow perch                           100                                    10 cm TL                                50 cm TL

Boundary Waters with Maine
Open Season
The season for all non-sport fish ends on Sept . 30 on boundary waters .
 Daily bag and possession, length limits
 Species                     Daily Quota                                       Minimum Length                          Maximum Length
 Smelt                       200                                               N/A                                     N/A
 White Perch                 25                                                10 cm (TL)                              N/A
 Whitefish                   8                                                 N/A                                     N/A


No bag or length restrictions exist for any other non-sport fish found in this RFA .

Please note - Closed Season
No open angling season exists for the following species: Atlantic Salmon and striped bass




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Additional Information
   Need a licence? Questions about regulations?
                contact the Department of Natural Resources at
                 (506) 453-3826 or your nearest district office:
 Bathurst           506-547-2080   Florenceville   506-392-5105   St. George        506-755-4040
 Blackville         506-843-2908   Fredericton     506-453-2345   Saint-Léonard     506-423-3010
 Boucher            506-735-2043   Hampton         506-832-6055   Saint-Quentin     506-235-6040
 Campbellton        506-789-2336   Kedgwick        506-284-3413   Sunny Corner      506-836-7009
 Canterbury         506-279-6005   Miramichi       506-627-4050   Sussex            506-432-2008
 Chipman            506-339-7019   Nackawic        506-575-6005   Tracadie-Sheila   506-394-3636
 Coles Island       506-362-2705   Petitcodiac     506-756-3152   Welsford          506-486-6000
 Dieppe             506-856-2344   Plaster Rock    506-356-6030
 Doaktown           506-365-2001   Richibucto      506-523-7600


 MARINE SPECIES & SHELLFISH
         Questions?
Angling for marine species and recreational harvesting of shellfish are regulated by the
federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans . For information on seasons, zones, bag limits,
closures and other regulations, contact DFO at:
   Maritimes Region (RFA's 5,6,7,8) Chief, Regulations: 902-426-2473
   Gulf Region (RFA's 1, 2, 3, 4) Regulations office: 506-851-7797 or 506-851-7798


Mercury Contamination of Freshwater Fish
Eating fish caught in New Brunswick's lakes or rivers could increase the level of mercury in
your body . The following guidelines apply to the consumption of brook trout, lake trout,
landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, perch, fresh water cusk (burbot), pickerel, striped bass
and catfish, but exclude Atlantic salmon:
1 . Women of child-bearing age and children under eight years of age should limit
    consumption of brook trout measuring less than 29 centimetres (12 inches) to one meal
    per month . Avoid consumption of all other species, including brook trout measuring 29
    centimetres or more . Pregnant women should avoid consumption of all freshwater fish
    noted in this advisory .
2 . For children eight years of age and older, male adults and women past childbearing age,
    there is no restriction on consuming brook trout under 29 centimetres . Consumption of
    brook trout measuring 29 centimetres and more should be limited to one meal per week .
    Consumption of all other New Brunswick freshwater fish listed above should be limited to
    one meal every two weeks .
An occasional meal which exceeds the guidelines should have no adverse health effects .
This advisory applies only to wild fish caught in the province's lakes and rivers . Fish from
commercial trout ponds and aquaculture operations are considered safe to eat .
For information on freshwater species: Public Health Services - Health (506) 453-2323 .
For information on commercial fish: Canadian Food Inspection Agency .
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Angling Ethics and Courtesy
Ethical anglers are those who appreciate New Brunswick’s natural culture and its history .
They protect our natural resources . They fish in a responsible manner . They respect the
rights of others and they handle their catch in a humane manner .
Respect our fish as a valuable resource
  •Do not kill fish that you do not intend to use
  •Learn proper handling techniques to ensure released fish survive
  •If you have decided to keep a fish, kill it quickly .
  •Treat fish in a humane manner, whether they are retained, released or used as bait .
  •Ensure quality angling for future generations . Limit your catch, rather than catching your
   limit .
Respect the environment and our aquatic habitat
 • Do not litter . If you brought it in, take it out . Leave the area cleaner than you found it .
Respect other users and their property
  • Fishing should be an enjoyable experience for all . Don’t spoil it for others .
  • Cooperate with all resource users, including other anglers, swimmers and boaters .
  • Respect private property and private water .


Salmon Angling Courtesy
Start upstream of others: Begin fishing upstream of anglers that are already fishing a pool
or run .
Don’t crowd other anglers: Leave some space between you and the angler downstream so
you don’t affect their ability to cast and fish through the pool .
Fish through the pool: Anglers should move downstream at a reasonable pace while
fishing a pool or run to allow upstream or waiting anglers an opportunity to fish the water
(applies for shore and boat anglers alike) .
Slow your boat: Reduce the wake from your boat by slowing down and taking a wide berth
when passing anglers fishing from shore or in another boat .
Don’t anchor too close to wading anglers: Allow anglers that are fishing a pool from shore
enough casting distance when arriving to fish a pool from a boat .
Always yield to an angler who has a fish on the line: The angler below and above should
reel in line and be prepared to give the angler fighting the fish room to play and land his/
her catch .
Give others a chance after you have landed a fish: An angler who lands a salmon or grilse
should rotate to the beginning if they wish to continue fishing a pool or run . An angler who
loses a fish may return to his/her place in line .




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Set young salmon free
It’s the law!
If you catch a salmon parr or smolt, gently remove the hook and release it back in the water .
Study these pictures and note the differences between young Atlantic salmon and brook
trout:
Salmon Parr
• Black spots on back and sides
• Forked tail
• No markings on fins or tail

Salmon Smolt
• Silvery fish
• Only a shadow of vertical side bars
• Black spots on upper
  sides and cheeks
• Dark forked tail

Brook Trout
•   Light coloured spots on its sides
•   Red spots with light coloured edge
•   Marbled pattern (dark irregular lines) on upper body and back
•   Dorsal fin has dark bars and patches
•   Lower fins have a white edge
•   Tail is square or very slightly
    concave




    DFO Atlantic Salmon Assessment Program – Tag Returns:
    Each year, Atlantic salmon are captured as they enter Miramichi River, marked with
    individually numbered blue tags in front of the dorsal fin, and released . Upstream
    catches of marked and unmarked fish are used to estimate returns of salmon to
    the river .
    If you catch a tagged Atlantic salmon, please remove the tag and send it, along with
    the date and location of capture, to the address on the back of the tag (Fisheries and
    Oceans, PO Box 5030, Moncton, NB E1C 9B6) . Be sure to include your name, address
    and phone number for contact purposes and to receive information on your fish .
    Anglers who return tags will have their names entered in the North Atlantic Salmon
    Conservation Organization (NASCO) tag return incentive draw . Each year, a Grand Prize
    of US$2,500 is awarded as well as a US$1,500 prize for the North American area .
    For more information, contact Science Branch, Department of Fisheries and Oceans,
    PO Box 5030, Moncton, NB E1C 9B6 (Tel: 506-851-6873) or visit:
    http://www .glf .dfo-mpo .gc .ca/index-e .php



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DNR Fish Stocking Program - Stocked Waters
The Department of Natural Resources' Fish Stocking Program aims to enhance recreational
angling opportunities for brook trout and landlocked salmon by stocking these species
annually to a number of lakes and ponds throughout the province . Stocking is carried out
in the spring and fall, with fall stocked fish (f) generally ranging in size from 10cm to 15cm
(4" to 6") and spring stocked fish (s) from 15cm to 25cm (6" to 10") . The table below provides
details about the waters stocked in 2011 . For more information, or for a list of previous
stockings, please visit our website: http://gnb .ca/naturalresources

                                   Brook Trout Stocking 2011
     RFA          County                      Lake/ Pond, Amount stocked (Season stocked)
                            Eightmile 8180 (f)         Gounamitz 3903 (f)        McDougall 4800 (f)
 1         Restigouche
                            Murray 3700 (f)            Popelogan 1150 (f)

                            Antinouri 4230 (f)         L. Tetagouche 5819 (f)    Belledune Reservoir 3760 (f)
 2         Restigouche      Head 470 (f)               M. Tetagouche 3749 (f)    U. Tetagouche 4550 (f)
                            Tongue 1100 (f)

                            Blind 860 (f)              Whitney Pond 5600 (s)
                                                                                 First Bear 1160 (f)
 3         Northumberland   North 650 (f)              Morrison Cove 2000 (s)
                                                                                 Second Bear 470 (f)
                            Estey 470 (f)              Mullen Stream 9930 (s)

           Kings            Clark 350 (s)
                            Arnold 2550 (s)            Fisher 1110** (f)         Fisher 1999 (s)
 5         Saint John
                            Lily 2010 (s)              Taylor 1220 (s)           Theobald 2610 (s)
           Westmorland      Morice Pond 4010 (s)

           Carleton         Nashwaak 2100 (s)
 6         Kings            Pickett 960 (s)
           York             Fish 100 (s)               Killarney 2020 (s)        Killarney 1110** (f)
                            Big Kedron 10130 (s)       Cundy 1200 (s)            Dwellys Pond 960 (s)
           Charlotte
                            Goldsmiths 270 (s)         Great Pond 1270 (s)       Little 460 (s)
                            Long Pond 590 (s)          Ormond 19690 (f)          Middle Dam Pond 550 (s)
 7                          Red Rock 4680 (s)          Round Pond 140 (s)        Sandy Cove Pond 190 (s)
                            Sparks 3600 (s)            Wilson 290 (s)

           Queens           Trout 2160 (s)

           Madawaska        Lac Baker 10500 (s)        Lac Unique 32380 (f)      Thompson 1000 (s)
 8         Northumberland   Serpentine 10000 (s)
           Restigouche      Nictau 2400 (s)            Wild Goose 2240 (s)

                              * fry          ** fall yearlings       *** adult


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                           Landlocked Salmon Stocking 2011
     RFA          County                     Lake/ Pond, Amount stocked (Season stocked)
           Queens          Grand 41760 (s)           Grand 20000* (s)        Grand 820*** (f)
 6
           York            Oromocto 5060 (s)

           Charlotte       Chamcook 850 (s)          Digdequash 720 (s)      Little Chamcook 120 (s)
                           Lake Utopia 2680 (s)      Gibson 60 (s)           Wheaton 260 (s)
 7
           York            Magaguadavic 4850 (s)

 8         Madawaska       Lac Baker 24000* (s)

                             * fry      ** fall yearlings        *** adult


 DNR Fish Stocking Program - Assessment
 Before being stocked, a fin is clipped on
 each fish so it can be distinguished from
 wild fish . If you catch a brook trout or                                     Adipose fin (AD)
 landlocked salmon with a fin clip please
 add a note on your angler survey (see
 inside front cover) indicating which fin
 was clipped along with the length, date
 and location (waterbody) of your catch .
 This information is important in helping                           Ventral fins
 us evaluate DNR’s fish stocking program –
 please report your catch!




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Join one of our affiliate conservation groups or start your own group on “your” river - we can help.
Organization                                     Contact          Telephone            E-Mail
Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine               Randy Lagasse    (207) 764-5182       randrjl1@aol.com
Big Salmon River Angling Association             Paul Elson       506) 634-1679        pelson@nbnet.nb.ca
Club Loisir de la Rivière Caraquet Inc           Yvon Cormier     (506) 379-3401       ycormier@hotmail.com
Canaan River Fish & Game Association             Reace Black      (506) 534-2565       rblack77@nb.sympatico.ca
Club Chasse et Peche St.Leonard                  Roland Michaud   (506) 423-6538       michaudr@nbnet.nb.ca
Dieppe Fly-Tying Club                            Jacques Heroux   (506) 855-7298       jacques@salmosalar.info
Fredericton Fish and Game                        John Pugh        (506) 444-0886       flytyer@rogers.com
Fort Folly Habitat Recovery                      Tim Robinson     (506) 379-3401       timr@nb.sympatico.ca
Hammond River Angling Association                Tom Benjamin     (506) 832-1230       hraa@nbnet.nb.ca
Maliseet Nation Natural Resources (MNNR)         Tim Paul         (506) 472-8803       tim_paul5@hotmail.com
Management of Salmon on the                                       (506) 284-4554       kedgwicksalmonclub@hotmail.
                                                 Donald Sullivan
Restigouche and Tributaries (MSRT/GSRT)                           (506) 284-2340       com
Meduxnekeag River Association                    Stephen Wilson (506) 325-1100         stepwil@nbnet.nb.ca
Miramichi Headwaters Salmon Federation           Judy Lutes       (506) 246-1805       heyjude@nbnet.nb.ca
Miramichi Salmon Association                     Mark Hambrook (506) 622-4000          msamark@nb.aibn.com
Moncton Fish and Game Association                Clarence Donelle (506) 388-3175       chsgg@nbnet.nb.ca
Nashwaak Watershed Association                   Bill Gammon      (506) 459-8560       wgammon@nb.sympatico.ca
NB Professional Outfitters & Guides Assoc.        Paul Leahey     506-278-5645
Nepisiguit Salmon Association                    Robert Baker     (506) 546-5279       nsa@nbnet.nb.ca
New Brunswick Outfitters Association             Dan Bullock      (506) 476-9988       nboa@nbnet.nb.ca
New Brunswick Wildlife Federation                Charlie Leblanc (506) 386-3144        cleblan618@rogers.com
Northumberland Salmon Protection Assoc Debbie Norton              (506) 622-8834 adventures@upperoxbow.com
 Oromocto Watershed Association                  Robin Hanson     (506)-357-8888        email@oromoctowatershed.ca
 Petitcodiac Sportsman Club                      Jim Marriner     (506) 756-8644       jmmarriner@rogers.com
 Restigouche River Watershed                                      (506) 759-7300
                                                 David LeBlanc                         restigouche@globetrotter.net
 Management Council                                               (418) 865-1323
 St. John River Salmon Anglers Association       Jim Jeffrey      (506) 454-8611       acme@nbnet.nb.ca
 St. John River Basin Salmon Recovery Inc.       John Bagnall     (506) 457-1042       john.bagnall@amec.com
 Southeastern Anglers Association                Don Alexander    (506) 955-8098       dkalex@xplornet.ca
 Salmon River Association                        Jason Soucy      (506) 475-1092       salmon_river_association@yahoo.ca
 Sussex Fish & Game Assoc                        Danny Byers      506-433-4926         washaway@nbnet.nb.ca
 Tobique Salmon Protective Association           Bob O'Donnell    (506) 356-7251       mer_od@msn.com
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       CROWN RESERVE
              WATERS



General Information
• Only people who reside year round in New Brunswick may apply to fish on
  Crown Reserve Waters .
• Crown Reserve Waters are not open to fishing before or after the Crown Reserve season
  dates . (See Restigouche RFA for exceptions .)
• Crown Reserve Licences do not guarantee exclusive stretch use .
• Fishing is live release only for all species on Regular Crown Reserve Waters from Sept . 1-15 .
• There are three types of Crown Reserve Waters – Regular, Daily and Live Release
• On all Crown Reserve waters, a “fishing day” is the 24-hour period extending from 2:00
  p .m . on the first day until 2:00 p .m . on the second day . (For exceptions, see Patapedia
  stretch, page 52)
• Fees are per angler per day taxes included .
• All Crown Reserve Waters are fly fishing only . Barbed flies are legal on Regular and Daily
  Crown Reserves . Barbless flies are required on Live Release Crown Reserves . Trolling with
  artificial flies is permitted on all Crown Reserves .
Youth on Crown Reserve Waters
Youth under the age of 16 may participate in Crown Reserve angling without being required
to hold a licence or be a Crown Reserve party member .
If a youth is angling on Crown Reserve Waters and is not a party member:
• He/she must be accompanied* by a licensed Crown Reserve angler .
• The licensed Crown Reserve angler and the youth may not angle at the same time, and;
• The young person’s catch must be included in the bag limit or catch and release limit of
  the licensed Crown Reserve angler .
• The adult licensed Crown Reserve Angler is legally responsible to ensure that the youth
  complies with all regulations .
If a youth under the age of 16 is a party member:
• The youth must possess the appropriate Crown Reserve Licence for the stretch being
   angled .
• On Atlantic Salmon Crown Reserve stretches:
   • For a Regular or Daily Crown Reserve stretch, if he/she is 10-15 years of age and
     possesses a Class 8 or 17 Salmon Angling licence, they may angle alone and they have
     their own bag limit and / or catch and release limit or;
   • For a Live Release Crown Reserve stretch, if he/she is 10-15 years of age and possesses
     a Class 8 or 17 Salmon Angling licence, they may angle alone and they have their own
     catch and release limit or;
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  • If he/she does not possess the appropriate Salmon Angling licence required on the
    stretch being angled, they must be accompanied* by a licensed Crown Reserve angler
    and their catch must be included with that other party member’s bag limit and/or catch
    and release limit . This also includes all youth under the age of 10 who are not eligible to
    purchase a Salmon Angling Licence .
• On Brook Trout Crown Reserve Stretches:
• Youth under 16 years of age do not require a Class 7, 8, 9, 10, 16, or 17 angling licence, but
   do require a Crown Reserve Licence .
* “Accompanied” is defined as “within visual and / or auditory contact of each other without the
aid of artificial devices except medically-prescribed eyeglasses or hearing aids.”

                 R E G U L A R           C R O W N          R E S E R V E
Twenty of these special salmon angling waters are located in the Miramichi and Restigouche
river systems (See page 52) . Fishing rights are awarded annually by computer draw . The
season extends from June 10-Sept . 15 . These waters are closed before and after the Regular
Crown Reserve season . Exception: Three Restigouche River Regular Crown Reserves (Red
Bank, Three Sisters and Devil's Half Acre) are open from April 15-June 1 for all angling .
All stretches except Patapedia are valid for a 48-hour period, beginning at 2:00 p .m . on
the first day and ending at 2:00 p .m . on the third day . Patapedia stretch is valid for three
consecutive calendar days .
Application and Payment Procedures
Applicants may apply online at www.gnb.ca/naturalresources or at any local Department of
Natural Resources office . An application fee of $7.91 per angler must be paid at the time of
the application .
• Applicants are restricted to one application to the Regular Crown Reserve draw per year .
• Once the draw is held, the successful applicants will be notified in writing of the payment
   deadline .
• Payment must be made at the Fish and Wildlife Branch in Fredericton . No payments will be
   accepted at other Natural Resources offices or after the deadline . Total cost per angler is
   $51.98 per day .
• In addition to a Regular Crown Reserve Angling Licence, each angler must have a Class 7, 8, 16
   or 17 Salmon Angling Licence . For exception, see "Youth on Crown Reserve", page 49 .
• Further information, including bag limits, will be provided in successful applicants’ validation
   sticker packages .
Mini-draw
• Any stretches not allocated in the Regular Crown Reserve draw or that were not paid for will
  be made available through a follow-up “mini-draw”
• Mini-draw listings are available from any Natural Resources office, selected Service New
  Brunswick Centres or online at www .gnb .ca/naturalresources after May 22nd, 2012 .
• Only parties unsuccessful in the current year Regular Crown Reserve draw may apply to
  the mini-draw . However, stretches not taken in the mini-draw will be made available for
  booking on a first come first served basis . Further information is available at www.gnb.ca/
  naturalresources, keyword “mini- draw” or by contacting the Fish and Wildlife Branch .
• Application fees do not apply to the mini-draw .



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                     D A I LY         C R O W N          R E S E R V E
These fifteen salmon and trout fishing waters provide excellent angling on a day-by-day
basis (see page 53) . The season extends from June 1-Sept . 15 . These waters are closed before
and after the Daily Crown Reserve season . Exception: Restigouche River Daily Crown Reserve
(Grog Island) is open from April 15-June 1 for all angling .
Application and Payment Procedures:
Step A Random draw
• Apply seven days in advance of the fishing day desired by calling the appropriate District
   office between 8:30-11 a .m . Refer to page 52 for a listing of stretches and corresponding
   Natural Resources offices .
• If the “call-in date “ falls on Saturday, Sunday, or a holiday your application will be accepted
   on the following business day .
• An application fee of $7.91 per angler must be paid at the time of the application . The
   application fee is charged on a call-in date basis and is valid for any Daily Crown Reserve
   stretch available for application that day .
• If more applications are received than there is space available, a random draw will be held
   after 11 a .m . at the issuing office .
Step B Party booking
• If no applications are received by 11 a .m . on the call-in date, this vacant water may be
   booked on a first come first served basis by proper party size, up to 48 hours before the
   fishing date .
• To book, call the appropriate District office after 1:30 pm on the call-in date .
• There is no application fee to book vacant water under Step B .
Step C Individual or party booking
• Within 48 hours of the fishing date bookings are accepted from individuals or parties . The
   total number of anglers is not permitted to exceed the stretch limit and licence fees apply
   only to the number of persons who actually take the stretch .
• There is no application fee to book vacant water under Step C .
General information on Daily Crown Reserves
• In addition to a Daily Crown Reserve licence, anglers on Daily Crown Reserves must have a
   valid Class 7, 8, 16 or 17 salmon angling licence for salmon stretches, or a valid Class 9 or 10
   licence for trout stretches . For exception, see "Youth on Crown Reserve", page 49 .
• Licences are not transferable .
• Anglers are limited to two days per month for Daily Crown Reserve Water obtained through
   Step A Random Draw . Vacant water booked under Steps B and C does not count towards
   this limit .
• Anglers must purchase the full period of vacant water . Partial purchase is not allowed .
• When the successful party is notified, payment must be made immediately by credit card,
   Interac, cash, cheque or money order (by phone or in person) . There are no exceptions.
• The cost per angler per day on Daily Crown Reserve salmon stretches is $51.98 (Exception:
   Lower Patapedia stretch is $22.60 .)
• The cost per angler per day on Daily Crown Reserve brook trout stretches is $22.60 .
• At the time of payment, all party members’ information must be provided for the issuance
   of the licences (name, address, date of birth, telephone number and identification) .

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               L I V E     R E L E A S E             C R O W N           R E S E R V E
Only fly fishing with barbless or pinched hooks is permitted. There are five of these
reserves in the Miramichi drainage (see page 54) . The season extends from June 1-Sept . 15 .
Waters are closed before and after the Live Release Crown Reserve season .
Application and Payment Procedures:
• Same procedures as Steps A, B and C for Daily Crown Reserve .
• An application fee of $7.91 per angler must be paid at the time of the application . The
   application fee is charged on a call-in date basis for Step A Random Draw and does not
   apply to vacant waters booked under Steps B or C .
• Anglers are limited to two days per month for Live Release Crown Reserve Water obtained
   through Step A Random Draw . Vacant water booked under Steps B and C does not count
   towards this limit .
• The cost per angler per day on Live Release Crown Reserve stretches is $37.29 (Exception:
   Upper and Lower Cains stretches are $22.60 .)
• In addition to a Live Release Crown Reserve Licence, each angler must have a valid Class 7,
   8, 16 or 17 salmon angling licence . For exception, see "Youth on Crown Reserve", pages 49 .
• If angling on the Cains River, each angler must have a valid Class 7, 8, 9, 10, 16 or 17 licence
   in addition to a Live Release Crown Reserve Licence . For exception, see "Youth on Crown
   Reserve", page 49 .
• Palisades and Sinclair stretch licences are issued for two consecutive fishing days .

Regular Crown Reserve Waters
Cost per angler per day is $51.98 (HST incl.)
Restigouche Drainage
 River                 Stretch              Party Size           Camps             Access
 Kedgwick              North Branch         2                    Yes               Canoe or wading
 Patapedia             Patapedia            2                    *                 Canoe
 Restigouche           Devil’s Half Acre    4                    Yes               Canoe
 Restigouche           Red Bank             4                    Yes               Canoe
 Restigouche           Three Sisters        4                    Yes               Canoe
 Upsalquitch           Crooked Rapids       2 or 4               No                Canoe
 Upsalquitch           Forks Pool           2                    Yes               Canoe
 NW Upsalquitch        Craven’s Gulch       2                    No                Canoe
 NW Upsalquitch        Northwest            2 or 4               No                Canoe
 SE Upsalquitch        Southeast            2                    Yes               Canoe or wading

* Accommodations for Patapedia stretch available from Quebec Parks and Reserve Service,
   Matapedia, Quebec
Bag Limits: The bag limit for grilse on the Restigouche Regular Crown Reserve Licence (except
Patapedia stretch) is four (4) grilse for the entire Crown Reserve three day trip (48 hour period) .
Anglers may retain the Federal limit of two grilse on any day during the Crown Reserve trip,
providing that their total kill for the trip is a maximum of four grilse . Patapedia Regular Crown
Reserve stretch: Bag limit is 2 grilse per day; retention and possession limit for the trip is 6 grilse .
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Miramichi Drainage
 River               Stretch             Party Size       Camps              Access
 LSW Miramichi       Charlies Rock       4                Yes                Wading
 Lr North Branch     Adams Pool**        4                Yes                Wading
 LSW Miramichi
 NW Miramichi        Crawford            4                Yes                Wading
 NW Miramichi        Depot               4                Yes                Wading
 NW Miramichi        Elbow               4                Yes                Wading
 NW Miramichi        Stony Brook         4                Yes                Wading
 NW Miramichi        Sullivan            2                Yes                Wading
 North Sevogle       Groundhog Landing   4                Yes                Wading
 North Sevogle       Squirrel Falls      4                Yes                Wading
 North Sevogle       Narrows             4                Yes                Wading

** Anglers must release all brook trout caught on the Adams Pool stretch on the Lower North
   Branch Little Southwest Miramichi River.
Bag Limit: The Miramichi Crown Reserves are live release only for Atlantic salmon .




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Daily Crown Reserve Waters
Atlantic Salmon
                  Cost per angler per day is $51.98, except Lower Patapedia ($22.60)
    Stretch             Water                     Season            Party Size Trip Bag DNR Office         Tel: (506)
                                                                               Limit
                                                                               per
                                                                               person
    Berry Brook         Upsalquitch               June 1-Sept. 15   2 or 4        2        Campbellton 789-2336
    Grog Island         Restigouche                                 2             2        Campbellton 789-2336
    Jardine Brook       Little Main Restigouche                     2 or 4        2        Kedgwick        284-3413
    Kedgwick Forks      Kedgwick                                    2             2        Kedgwick        284-3413
    Lower Kedgwick      Kedgwick                                    2, 4 or 6 a   2        Kedgwick        284-3413
    Lower Patapedia     Patapedia                 June 3-Sept. 15   2b            4c       Campbellton 789-2336
    Cruickshank         North Branch Sevogle      June 10-          2             2d       Miramichi       627-4050
                                                  Sept. 15

a Lower Kedgwick stretch accommodates six anglers until July 10 inclusive; four anglers
  beginning on July 11.
b Lower Patapedia licences valid for two consecutive calendar days. Start dates are June 3, 7, 11,
  15, 19, 23, 27; July 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29; Aug. 2, 6, 10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, September 4, 8, 12.
c Lower Patapedia stretch bag limit: 2 per day/4 per trip.
d Cruickshank stretch bag limit: 1 per day/2 per trip.

Brook Trout
                                      Cost per angler per day is $22.60
     Stretch                          Season               Party         Trip Bag      Tel:            DNR
                                                           Size          Limit per     (506)           Office
                                                                         person
    Peaked Mountain Lakes*            June 1-Sept. 15      2 or 4        1             365-2001        Doaktown
    Valentine Lake                                         2             1             365-2001        Doaktown
    Island lake                                            2             1             365-2001        Doaktown
    Kenny Lake                                             2             1             627-4050        Miramichi
    Goodwin Lake***                                        2             1             627-4050        Miramichi
    Caribou Lake                                           2             5             547-2080        Bathurst
    California Lake**                 June 1-Aug. 31       2 or 4        2             547-2080        Bathurst
    Nepisiguit River                  July 15-Aug. 15      2             2             547-2080        Bathurst

* Access to the Peaked Mountain Lakes requires 4X4 truck and a canoe portage
** Artificial lures and bait prohibited to be in an anglers possession while angling on California
   Lake
*** Access to Goodwin Lake requires a canoe portage


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Live Release Crown Reserve Waters
  Cost per angler per day: Upper and Lower Cains $22.60. All other stretches $37.29
 Stretch            River           Season            Party Size   DNR Office     Tel: (506)
 Cains Lower        Cains           June 1-Sept. 15   2 or 4       Doaktown       365-2001
 Cains Upper        Cains                             2 or 4       Doaktown       365-2001
 Lr. North Branch   LSW Miramichi                     4            Sunny Corner   836-7009
 Palisades          North Pole      July 1-Sept. 15   4            Blackville     843-2908
                    Stream
 Sinclair           North Pole                        4            Blackville     843-2908
                    Stream

Catch and Release limit: 4 Atlantic Salmon per angler per calendar day .
Bag Limit: The bag limit on all Live Release Crown Reserve stretches is 0 for all species .




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