Wild Atlantic Salmon

Newfoundland and Labrador has over 60% of North America's best Atlantic salmon rivers, with some having annual runs of up to 30,000 fish. There are nearly 200 known wild Atlantic salmon rivers here – some fed by the cold Labrador current – including some of the world's greatest, like the Humber, Exploits, Gander and Eagle. Angling season runs from June to September with fall angling (catch and release only) up to October on three major rivers – the Gander, Exploits and Humber.

Outfitters

The key to an amazing and successful angling adventure in Newfoundland and Labrador is using an outfitter. Outfitters act as your main point of contact before and during your trip, so be prepared to make long-lasting memories - and friends.

Their experienced, knowledgeable guides know all the secret spots and best flies to use, which means you're in for the angling vacation of a lifetime. And, chances are, you'll come away with the big one and even bigger memories.

In the video above, listen to Pete talk about fishing Atlantic salmon. And be sure to check out our salmon packages by viewing the Packages tab at the bottom of this page.

Rules and Regulations

Guide Requirements

Non-residents are required to hire a guide or an outfitter to fish inland waters in Newfoundland and Labrador. After all, they know this place like the backs of their hands - and can show you where and how to land trophy fish.

Licence Requirements for Non-Residents

All non-residents of Newfoundland and Labrador require an angling licence. When using an outfitter, they will supply the licence as part of the package. When using a guide only, you may or may not have to get your own licence. Use the Angler's Guide for information on obtaining licences, scheduled rivers, daily and season bag limits as well as other angling requirements.

Angling in National Parks

Special licences are required to fish inland waters in our National Parks. These may be obtained from park administrative offices. Anglers should check with park officials on regulations that apply within National Parks – Gros Morne National Park, Terra Nova National Park, and Torngat Mountains National Park.

Helpful Links

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Regulations – Angler's Guide

Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland – Fishing Resources

Order Traveller’s Guide and Map or Angling Brochure

Getting to Newfoundland & Labrador

Newfoundland & Labrador Weather & Climate

Starting at $4195.00 Per Person
Experience fly-fishing on the remote McKenzie River for large landlocked salmon, trophy brook trout, lake trout, and pike. A wilderness fishing adventure in the unspoiled, pristine paradise that is Northwestern Labrador. Group rates available. Half price for anglers under 18 years of age. Contact Paul for more information.
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McKenzie River Lodge

Starting at $2700 Per Person
Experience world-class fly-fishing on a pristine river with no waiting and no line-ups. We are the only lodge on the beautiful & remote LaPoile River. A 30-second walk to the nearest pool (just 1 of 18) and catch results that are well above average. We host only 6 anglers each week to keep angling pressure low. Accommodations are clean & comfortable, the guide service is second to none and the atmosphere is casual, peaceful & relaxing. Delicious meals & friendly staff complete the package!
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Salmon Hole Lodge

Starting at $3000 Per Package
Serpentine River is one of the last untamed wonders for Atlantic Salmon fishing and sea trout anglers. Experts and amateurs alike will find the challenge of the river hard to resist. We offer our clients unmatched opportunity for tangling with Salmo Salar. Tease a dry fly down a ripple or swing a wet fly over a deep lie, our expert guides will have you “reading the river” and fishing like a pro. Our lodge overlooks the river so you're only steps away from a great meal and a good night’s rest.
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Newfound Outfitting Ltd.

Starting at $5495 Per Person
Hawke River boasts some of the healthiest runs of Atlantic salmon in Labrador and the diversity of water offers challenges for the beginner or seasoned angler. Your package includes the float plane to and from the lodge from Charlottetown, Labrador, meals, accommodations (double occupancy), guide (one per two anglers), phone, and wi-fi.

Come and experience the pure true wilderness and world class angling.

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Hawke River Outfitters

Starting at $5750 Per Person
Flowers River is the most northerly scheduled salmon river in Labrador. It boasts a strong run of Atlantic salmon and is well known for its spectacular scenery, gin clear water and some of the largest Atlantic salmon in Labrador. Your package includes ground transportation in Goose Bay, float plane to and from the lodge from Goose Bay, meals, accommodations (double occupancy), guide (one per two anglers), phone, wi-fi and license.
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Flowers River Lodge

Starting at $650 Per Night
Enjoy the Eagle River at the tail end of the peak season, with less angling pressure, yet still plenty of fresh fish.

"It's true what they say "At home we learned to cast, on the Eagle we learned to catch". I hooked more fish in 3 days than I had my entire salmon fishing career. This was the trip of a lifetime, until I return. I would recommend it to anyone looking to catch lots of fish from a lodge with higher standards than most."

- Adam Campbell, Amherst, Nova Scotia - August 2015

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Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge

Starting at $3900 CDN
We offer some of the highest-quality outdoor experiences in the heart of the Newfoundland Wilderness. Enjoy the morning birdsong while you observe moose & caribou grazing on the Lodge shoreline. Put your angling skills to the test as you cast a line for Atlantic Salmon. Phenomenal fishing, with nearly 12000 young Atlantic salmon returning to our rivers every year. The salmon fishing season runs from end June to the early September, giving you plenty of time to score your big summer catch.
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Tuckamore Lodge Ltd. (Southwest Pond Lodge)

Starting at $3500 Per Person
Enjoy the earliest Salmon fishing season in Newfoundland on the renowned Long Harbor River. Our private helicopter will bring you to our private lodge. During your stay, meals will be provided by our chef, incorporating locally sourced seafood and wild Newfoundland game enhanced with international flavours. When you’re not fishing, our lodge offers a variety of other activities and amenities to make your stay the ultimate retreat, from hiking our woodlands trail to relaxing in the hot tub.
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