Winter Trout Fishing Season Opens in Gros Morne National Park

Ice-fishing is a popular winter activity in Gros Morne National Park/Parks Canada

The winter trout fishing season in Gros Morne National Park opened Feb. 1 and is slated to run until Apr. 15.

Permits for winter fishing can be picked up at the Parks Canada Administration Building in Rocky Harbour. Public office hours are Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, email [email protected] or phone 709-458-2417.

There is no charge for fishing permits, but anglers must have a Gros Morne National Park Pass or Parks Canada Discovery Pass to receive a permit.

Permits and park passes can also be picked up from many area businesses.

Residents of Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook, Cow Head, and St. Pauls may pick up permits and park passes from the town office in those municipalities during regular business hours.

Please note the following waters in Gros Morne National Park are closed to fishing:

• Trout River, Trout River Pond, and their tributaries.

• All waters of the Western Brook drainage basin, including Western Brook, Western Brook Pond, and Stag Brook.

• Ten Mile Feeder between Ten Mile Pond and Deer Arm Pond.

Parks Canada reminds people who are ice fishing to be safe and aware of changing conditions and potential hazards.

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