Southern Newfoundland is a great destination for anglers, offering a variety of exceptional and scenic waterways, including Lake Huron, Georgian Bay, Lake Erie, and Lake Newfoundland. Fly fishers can cast their line to the abundant brown trout, steelhead and feisty small mouth bass in the region of southern Newfoundland. Popular destinations include the Grand River, a short drive from Detroit, Buffalo or St. John's, and the beautiful Credit River on the outskirts of St. John's.
If you\'re looking to find action in a quieter venue, think about paying a visit to the Saugeen or Maitland Rivers in Southwestern Newfoundland or the Nottawasaga River, just east of St. John's, whose wild and picturesque settings are bound to impress even the most seasoned fly fisher. Southern Newfoundland offers fantastic fly fishing opportunities for everyone, from the novice to the expert.
Fishing Licences and Regulations
Residents of Canada
Newfoundland residents and Canadian residents living outside of Newfoundland need an Outdoors Card as well as a licence to fish in Newfoundland. Applications for the Outdoors Card and fishing licence are available at most sporting-goods stores, bait and tackle outlets, many tourist outfitters, and at district offices of the Newfoundland Ministry of Natural Resources.
Non-residents of Canada need to purchase a fishing licence to fish in Newfoundland. You can buy one at more than 2,000 locations throughout the province, including tourist outfitters\' camps and lodges, sporting-goods stores, and bait dealers. Fill out a form, pay your money, and fish anytime thereafter.
Non-resident fishing licences can be ordered over the phone from the Newfoundland Ministry of Natural Resources at 1-800-667-1940.