DFO has reopened the cold water pools as of tomorrow, July 27th. The night time water temperature has been below 20°C for the past three nights and they have received reports that salmon are starting to move out of the pools. The forecast for the next seven days shows average air temperatures of around 25°C.
Reopening of salmon holding pools to angling in the Miramichi River system
Moncton – July 26, 2017 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that 26 salmon fishing pools closed since July 20 for cause of warm waters will be reopened to angling for all species of fish, following an improvement in water conditions. These changes are effective as of Thursday, July 27, 2017.
Reminder: please note that the following salmon pools will remain closed until December 31, 2017:
•Confluence of Sutherland Brook and Northwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Sutherland Brook upstream to the Highway 420;
•Waters of the Southwest Miramichi River in Quarryville, 300 m upstream and 300 m downstream of the Quarryville Bridge, including Indian Town Brook from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River, upstream to Highway 108 bridge;
•Confluence of Wilson Brook and Southwest Miramichi River, including the waters of Wilson Brook 100 m upstream of its mouth, an area locally known as the Bear Den;
Please refer to Gulf Variation Order 2017-059 for further details. The Orders Registry is available online at:
Orders Registry – Order summaries for existing fisheries