Fishing - Crown Reserve Licences
Allocation of limited entry angling licences to residents on New Brunswick Crown Reserve Waters.
Residents who are eligible to obtain a resident salmon or angling licence and whose principal place of residence is within New Brunswick. Salmon stretches require the resident to be the holder of a Class 7, 8, 16 or 17 Licence in addition to their Crown Reserve Licence. Trout stretches require the resident to be the holder of a Class 7, 8, 9, 10, 16 or 17 Licence in addition to their Crown Reserve Licence.
New Brunswick's Crown Reserve system is a limited entry fishery, whereby angling opportunities on prime salmon and brook trout angling waters are allocated on a rod-per-day basis. There are three types of Crown Reserves: Regular, Daily and Live Release.
Regular Crown Reserve: There are currently 20 Regular Crown Reserves in the Miramichi and Restigouche River drainages. Reserves (stretches) are assigned for 48-hour periods. The initial allocation of regular Crown Reserve Water is by computerized draw in March (Application period: January - early March).
Unclaimed Waters - leftover stretch dates are allocated throughout the season by Mini-Draw at District offices, approximately two weeks in advance of the the available dates.
"Daily" and "Live Release" Crown Reserves: There are currently 7 Salmon Daily Crown Reserves, 8 Brook Trout Crown Reserves and 6 Live Release Crown Reserves in the Miramichi and Restigouche drainages. Daily and Live Release Crown Reserves are assigned for 24-hour periods to anglers who call the appropriate district office at the time indicated in "Fish" booklet. (Exception: The Lower Patapedia salmon Daily Crown Reserve is assigned for 2 calendar days.) Anglers are restricted to two trips per month on Daily Crown Reserve and on Live Release Crown Reserve.
For more information, please see the "Fish" booklet (below under "Related Links").
Application Period: January 7th to March 1, 2013
Draw results: March 25th, 2013
Payment by: April 26, 2013
Mini-draw listing available: May 21st, 2013
To apply, print the application form and mail to Fish & Wildlife with payment or apply in person at DNR offices. See contacts for the details.
You can also submit the application online (see below under 'Online Transactions') available 24/7
Check the stretch guide for codes and party sizes. Check Start dates (below under Related Links)
Your party chief must be 16 or older at time of application. Apply as either a party of two or a party of four – depending on stretch requirements. All information must be provided. You may only apply once a year.
Remember: An angling day is valid for a 48 hour period, beginning at 2:00 pm of day one and ending at 2:00 pm of day three, except for the Patapedia which is valid for 3 full days (from morning to night each day.) Licences do not guarantee exclusive use of the stretch. They are not refundable.
- Successful party chiefs will be notified by mail
- If your name is not drawn, check out our mini-draw
** Please remember to check with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (see Related Links) in case there are any pending restrictions.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Regular (per day)||46.00||2010-01-15|
|Daily (Trout/Lower Patapedia)||20.00||2010-01-15|
|Live Release (Trout only)||20.00||2010-01-15|
|Crown Reserve Draw Application Fee (per angler)||7.00||2012-01-04|
|DNR Regional and District offices|