Wild Atlantic Salmon

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60% of the best wild Atlantic salmon rivers on the continent. 100% satisfaction.

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.

Surrounded by Salmon

The wilderness of Newfoundland and Labrador is riddled with rushing rivers. Crystal clear waters teeming with unbelievable wild Atlantic salmon, some growing up to thirty pounds. That's exactly what you'd expect from a place that's home to 60% of the best Atlantic salmon rivers in North America. And one of those rivers flows right through Barb Genge's backyard.

Thirty years ago, Barb took a look around. She was in Main Brook on the Great Northern Peninsula and it might be fair to say that she felt surrounded. Surrounded in the best possible way. Thirty years later and her Tuckamore Lodge sits right in the middle of an angler's paradise.

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Atlantic Salmon 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.

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.

Atlantic Salmon Outfitters

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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.

Wild Atlantic Salmon Packages

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Helpful Links

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Regulations – Angler's Guide
Order a Traveller’s Guide and Map
Getting to Newfoundland & Labrador
Newfoundland & Labrador Weather & Climate

Angling Stories

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