Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada is home to some of the best Atlantic Salmon Rivers in North America. Sport fishing here began back in the early 1900s and the rivers were teeming with several species of challenging inland fish. During the 1970's Newfoundland's rivers were being overfished and urgent conservation measures had to be taken. Today our Rivers are as good as anywhere in North America with thousands of Atlantic Salmon and Trout being Angled every year. Newfoundland is home to 60% of North America's Salmon Rivers. In fact it has more Salmon Rivers than the remainder of Atlantic Canada and the United States combined.

Needless to say there are too many rivers in this beautiful province to even begin to describe each. However, there are some rivers that are known to anglers as some of the best fishing spots in Canada and these rivers are worthy of mention in any sportfishing documentation.

Gander River - Class 1 River - located in zone 4 of Dept. of Fisheries and oceans zoned areas. Large specimens of Atlantic Salmon are angled here annually. One of Newfoundland's largest Salmon Rivers. (223 kms from its headwaters) Exceeding spawning limits.

Exploits River - Class 1 River - located in zone 4 of Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, zoned areas. Large Salmon angled annually. Exceeding spawning limits since 1992.

Humber River - Class 1 River - located in zone 13 of Dept. of fisheries and Oceans, Canada zoned areas. A very large river system with many tributaries and two distinct areas (Upper Humber and Lower Humber. Large Atlantic Salmon Angled annually.

Lomond Main River - Class 2 River - located in zone 14a of Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada zoned areas. Several great Atlantic Salmon pools located on the river and brook trout are plentiful.

Portland Creek River - Class 2 River - located in zone 14a of Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada zoned areas. Made famous by world reknown sports fishermen Lee Wolfe, this river is only short but host many large specimens of Atlantic Salmon.

St. Genevieve River - Class 2 River - located in zone 14a of Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada zoned areas. An easy to fish river system with great returns reported annually. Also a great area for Brook Trout.

Serpentine River - Class 2 River - located in zone 13 of Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada zoned areas. Large numbers of Atlantic Salmon angled annually. Many tributaries with an abundance of brook trout.

West River - Class 2 River - located in zone 14a of Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada, zoned areas. Remote fishing areas with great returns for Atlantic Salmon and Trout. Easy fishing area.

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