Maritime Provinces Fishery Regulations (SOR/93-55)

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PART XVIIIWinter Fishing in New Brunswick

Application

 This Part applies in respect of recreational fishing by angling and with set lines in the waters set out in Schedule IX during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31.

Gear Restrictions

 No person shall fish except

  • (a) through a man-made hole in the ice; or

  • (b) from shore through a natural opening in the ice.

  •  (1) No person shall fish with more than five set lines.

  • (2) Every person who fishes with set lines shall attend those lines and maintain an unobstructed view of those lines.

Close Times

 No person shall fish during the period beginning on March 30 and ending on March 31.

 No person shall fish in Lac Baker, Madawaska County, during the period beginning on Monday and ending on Friday in any week.

 No person shall, except in the waters set out in items 4, 7, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 28 and 60 of Schedule IX, fish during the period beginning one-half hour after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise.

Quotas and Length Restrictions

  •  (1) No person shall catch and retain

    • (a) in any day more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection than the fishing quota set out in column II of that item; or

    • (b) any fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this subsection the length of which is less than the minimum length set out in column III of that item.

      TABLE

      ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn III
      SpeciesFishing QuotaMinimum Length
      1Arctic charThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
      2Brook troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
      3Brown troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
      4Lake troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish45 cm
      5Rainbow troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
      6Landlocked salmonThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish35 cm
      7Smallmouth bassThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish30 cm
      8Striped bassThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishn/a
      9Smelt60, except from the waters set out in items 4, 7, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 28 and 60 of Schedule IXn/a
      10WhitefishThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishn/a
  • (2) No person shall catch and retain in any day more sport fish and striped bass in the aggregate than the lesser of five fish and 3.5 kg plus one fish.

Provisions Specific to Nictau Lake

 No person who fishes in Nictau Lake, Restigouche County, shall

  • (a) fish with more than one set line;

  • (b) use any fish as bait;

  • (c) catch and retain any landlocked salmon that is less than 50 cm in length or more than 63 cm in length;

  • (d) catch and retain any brook trout that is less than 25 cm in length;

  • (e) in any day, catch and retain more than one landlocked salmon; or

  • (f) continue to fish in that lake on any day after catching and retaining two sport fish in that day.

PART XIXBoundary Waters Between New Brunswick and the State of Maine

Application

 This Part applies in respect of recreational fishing for smelt, whitefish and sport fish, other than salmon, in the following inland waters of New Brunswick that border on waters in the State of Maine:

  • (a) the St. Francis River and Glasier Lake in Madawaska County and that portion of the Saint John River in Madawaska County;

  • (b) Monument Brook, North Lake, the Thoroughfare between North Lake and (East) Grand Lake, (East) Grand Lake, Mud Lake, the St. Croix River, Spednic Lake and Palfrey Lake in York County; and

  • (c) the St. Croix River, Grand Falls Flowage and Woodland Flowage in Charlotte County.

Gear Restrictions

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall

    • (a) fish for sport fish or whitefish except by angling; or

    • (b) fish for smelt except by angling or with a dip net.

  • (2) A person who fishes in accordance with subsection 119(2) may fish with set lines.

  •  (1) No person shall fish with more than five set lines.

  • (2) Every person who fishes with set lines shall attend those lines and maintain an unobstructed view of those lines.

Close Times

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall fish during the period beginning on October 1 and ending on April 14.

  • (2) A person may, during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31, fish through a man-made hole in the ice in Glasier Lake, North Lake, the Thoroughfare between North Lake and (East) Grand Lake, (East) Grand Lake, Mud Lake, Spednic Lake, Palfrey Lake, Grand Falls Flowage or Woodland Flowage.

  • (3) No person shall, during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31, fish during the period beginning one-half hour after sunset and ending one-half hour before sunrise.

Daily Quotas

  •  (1) No person shall, during the period beginning on April 1 and ending on December 31, catch and retain in any day more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section than the daily fishing quota set out in column II of that item.

  • (2) No person shall, during the period beginning on April 1 and ending on December 31, catch and retain in any day more sport fish in the aggregate than the lesser of five fish and 3.5 kg plus one fish.

  • (3) No person shall, during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31, catch and retain in any day more fish of a species set out in column I of an item of the table to this section than the daily fishing quota set out in column III of that item.

  • (4) No person shall, during the period beginning on January 1 and ending on March 31, catch and retain in any day more sport fish in the aggregate than the lesser of three fish and 3.5 kg plus one fish.

    TABLE

    ItemColumn IColumn IIColumn IIIColumn IV
    SpeciesDaily Fishing Quota April 1 to December 31Daily Fishing Quota January 1 to March 31Minimum Length
    1Arctic charThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishThe lesser of 3 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
    2Brook troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishThe lesser of 3 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
    3Brown troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishThe lesser of 3 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
    4Lake troutThe lesser of 2 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishThe lesser of 2 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish45 cm
    5Rainbow troutThe lesser of 5 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishThe lesser of 3 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish15 cm
    6Landlocked salmonThe lesser of 2 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fishThe lesser of 2 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish35 cm
    7Smallmouth bass
    • (1) 1 from April 1 to June 30

    The lesser of 3 fish and 3.5 kg plus 1 fish25 cm
    • (2) 3 from July 1 to December 31

    8Whitefish88n/a
    9Smelt200200n/a
    10White perch252510 cm
  • SOR/2001-452, s. 30.
 
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