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.


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 $2300 CDN
The Forteau and Pinware rivers are truly a little piece of heaven; Fly fishing like that you have dreamed off, water for novices and experts alike, a tasty Labrador modern cuisine, awesome scenery, and a down-home relaxed atmosphere at the main lodge. Cast your line in one of Labrador's premier salmon fishing destinations or visit just a few miles away the most recent UNESCO Heritage site (Red Bay Whaling Station), view Icebergs, Whales, Dolphins and Sea birds like puffins and more

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Quebec-Labrador Fishing and Adventure Ltd

Starting at $4000 Per Person
Exclusive fly-fishing for wild Atlantic salmon on the most remote river on the island of Newfoundland. Experience this pristine wilderness in comfort at large, modern lodges accessed by helicopter. Spend your time battling salmon, not other anglers for fishing space. Offering opportunity for a small party atmosphere as well as capacity for up to 8 guests per period, with special welcome extended to couples and families. Contact Tony for more information.
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Grey River Lodge Ltd.

Starting at $2900 USD
Experience the thrill and excitement of a fishing excursion in one of Newfoundland’s greatest frontiers. Cold temperatures cause Atlantic Salmon to be extremely lively and aggressive, requiring an angler to be vigorous and alert. We have four rivers that we take advantage of, located on the eastern side of Northern Newfoundland, an area that remains unique with old-growth forest that blankets the coastal valleys.
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Mayflower Outfitters Lodge

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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Expeditions North Inc.

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


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