Salmon Licences with Tags

Following DFO’s announcement, additional wording is provided to explain why there still need to have salmon licence with tags available for anglers. Please keep in mind that we could receive new information from DFO any day regarding landlocked salmon conservation measures, but in the meantime, this is the current status.

  • The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will be reduced from four to zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. It is now mandatory to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season;
  • The use of an artificial fly with single barbless hook is now required in rivers and streams where it was already mandatory to use an artificial fly to angle.

Landlocked Salmon

“Until any further notice from the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), federal law requires that any landlocked salmon equal to or greater than 48 centimeters and less than 63 centimeters fork length requires an Atlantic salmon tag if it is retained. For this reason, an Atlantic salmon retention license, with valid tag(s) is required for an angler to retain landlocked salmon in this size range. Anglers wishing to retain landlocked salmon in the 48-63 cm length range must purchase a License Class 1, 2, 3, 7 or 8.