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Sea trout

Started by jonathan spracklin. Last reply by Peter Emberley Mar 16, 2017. 6 Replies

Hey anyone know if there is any sea trout running yet or is it still to early

Knowledge of eastern meelpaeg area

Started by Shawn Rowe. Last reply by Peter Emberley Jul 3, 2015. 1 Reply

I've been doing a bit of flying in the eastern meelpaeg area, this is between thorburn lake and mount Sylvester. If you look on the map you will see the amount of lakes and ponds in this area is…Continue

One Month Closure Issue

Started by albert linegar. Last reply by albert linegar Apr 7, 2014. 5 Replies

  While Gathering members for the Newfoundland Federation Of Hunters & Anglers [ NFHA]  I came across a number of complaints concerning the one month closure of trouting season from mid April to…Continue

Trolling

Started by Elliott Burt. Last reply by David May 31, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey, How do people find trolling for brook trout. I have heard of some people having some success with it but i have never tried it my self. If you find it good what are some of your…Continue

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Comment by Corey Coles on May 26, 2010 at 4:04pm
So, I picked up my Salmon tags this morning and I'm kinda disappointed in the effort that DFO or whom ever made the tags put into it. It's not a bad idea, but I think they should have came up with a more rugged tag instead of just a piece of paper. As soon as the tag is attached to the salmon it is going to get wet and everyone knows what happens to wet paper. Also, the tags themselves should be color coded like before, not just the color on the paper part of the tag. The numbers and dates that you have to cut out are small and may be hard for some people to read. I know that when I catch my salmon and tag it, I usually like to keep it in the water next to the shore while I keep fishing, but with the new tags this can't happen as the paper would just soak off and float down the river...then you're up shi*t creek if Mr/Mrs. DFO officer happens to show up. Don't get me wrong, I'm not dumping on DFO or Spawn or whom ever, they are headed in the right direction with the tags. I just think they could have been crafted a little more durable.Thats my 2 cents worth anyway.... Feel free to rebuttal or comment.
Comment by Corey Coles on May 20, 2010 at 9:59pm
New tags offer double protection.
Posted May 19, 2010

Salmon anglers will have a new tag this year, one designed in such a way as to deter re-opening and ensure compliance with the daily and seasonal retention limits.

The month and date must be clipped, plus the tag must be locked around the gill section once a salmon is retained. SPAWN had an opportunity to view the tags recently at IFE and the smaller locking opening along with the way it locks will make it extremely difficult for poachers to re-open them. Not only that, but attempts to pull the tags open will reveal a cleverly designed "weakness". No more on that for now...Anyone who tries it will quickly discover the built-in feature.

The only complaint we have is that the months and dates are very small and unless you have 20/20 vision they are difficult to read. From what we can learn, this observation was also made by IFE staff ( Inland Fisheries Enforcement) and it will likely be improved for next year - Good news indeed.

From what we can see, it would be very advisable NOT to carry a retained salmon by the tag. There will be zero tolerance for improperly closed tags and incorrectly clipped dates/months, unless it's clearly evident that it was a genuine error. An open tag is an open tag and an unclipped tag is an unclipped tag!

With opening day of June 1st quickly approaching the licenses should be at dealers very soon. SPAWN feels the new tags will significantly deter abuse and after years of lobbying for improvement we are truly grateful for this Provincial Govt. initiative.
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Comment by Peter Emberley on May 16, 2010 at 9:46pm
This fish was released after the picture

Comment by Brian Chafe on May 15, 2010 at 9:24pm
May 15th catch

Comment by Corey Coles on May 14, 2010 at 8:32pm
Trout fishing opens tomrrow (may 15). Be safe on the water!
Comment by Peter Emberley on May 5, 2010 at 8:55pm
Young Pete & Uncle Joe

Comment by Edward Smith on April 28, 2010 at 12:47pm
Now David That is One Beauty there!!
Comment by David Garland on April 28, 2010 at 12:41pm

Comment by Peter Emberley on April 22, 2010 at 9:31pm
UNCLE JOE & YOUNG PETE

Comment by Edward Smith on April 21, 2010 at 4:43pm

 

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