2019 River Reports

2019 NL River Reports

DFO Anglers Guide 2019-2020

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June 17th

Still no fish @ Big Falls


June 15th

One of board members who has been at Big Falls for the past few days reports no fish yet, water is high.

If interested, you can find our June reports from 2007 by clicking the link below. It’s interesting to see how conditions change year to year. 

June 2007 reports


June 9th

From SG – I fished Southwest book at the mouth, Gary’s and Seal Pool on the 7th. I performed my first no touch release! Word from one other angler that a fish was released in addition to mine. Water level high and cold. Still snow in them there hills!


June 5th

From KP- Fished  a couple of places in Bay St. George today….White Cliff Pool at Robinson’s and Below the TCH bridge at Fischells.

Water levels up, but not crazy. Also stopped at SW Brook for a look-see at the mouth. One angler there…No sign of fish and very few people at their trailers.

CM and I also did a drive-by at Robinsons community. No one fishing the pools below the Community bridge and only one angler seen above the TCH bridge.

Even though there was no fish seen we did see some geese and a young moose, that Momma sent packing, near the Barachois Pond Park entrance.


Below- White Cliff Pool, Robinson’s River. High water…The day started out with a bit of rain, then it got sunny with a few clouds for the rest of the day.



This a view of Fischells at the mouth of Fischells River

I recall visiting the place before the salmon moratorium and saw fish boxes full of 10-14 lb salmon in a holding shed.  At that time fishermen could net near the mouths of rivers.

That likely contributed to the decline in salmon we see today.  It wasn’t only then that netting was taking mega-salmon out of the waters. It goes way back to the late 1700s.  There’s an article in a previous SPAWNER magazine about this.

I’ll dig it out and post the reference here.

Don Hutchens wonderful book – Rivers of Dreams – is an amazing source of information on this.


June 4th

Middle Barachois Water high but fishable Water temp 10 C. Never saw fish Low fishing pressure 

BSG rivers
High water, larger rivers not fishable, smaller ones are.
Water temp from 8 C to 12.5 C
Scattered fish, scattered anglers.
Full moon on June 15.
Rivers trending down but rainy week forecasted.
Tight lines


June 3rd

Fished SouthWest June 1. Water temp 12.5 C Water level, high but fishable. Scattered fish.

June 3 Water temp 8 C Crabbes Water level , not really fishable. Saw one fish two days. JMc


May 31st

RH submitted: Here is a picture of Southwell’s Pool Middle Brook. Near perfect conditions 16 hours before the 2019 Salmon Angling season.


May 28th

Bay St. George rivers are quite high as reported by KP. CM had a friend who flew to the mainland two days ago, reported lots of snow still in the hills. It’s been a cold spring. Will this delay the runs? CM


Thanks to everyone who sends us a report and shares their experience!