Government of New Brunswick
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    Allocation of limited entry angling licences to residents on New Brunswick Crown Reserve Waters.

    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.

    Eligibility

    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.

    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: February - early March).

    UNCLAIMED REGULAR CROWN RESERVE STRETCHES - stretch dates not taken in the draw are made available for booking on a first-come first-served basis. Bookings can be made online at the Natural Resources web site or by contacting a designated Natural Resources office. For more information, refer to Related Links. (Regular Crown Reserve - booking unclaimed stretches).

    "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 limited to angling two days per month on any specific stretch of Daily or Live Release Crown Reserve that is obtained through the draw. There are no restrictions in terms of how many times anglers may book unclaimed Daily or Live Release stretches not taken in the draw.

    For more information, refer to Related Links ("Fish" booklet)

    Description

    REGULAR CROWN RESERVE DRAW:

    Application Period: February 10th to March 7, 2014
    Draw results: March 31st, 2014
    Payment by: April 25, 2014

    To apply to the Regular Crown Reserve draw submit your application online at the Natural Resources web site. You may also apply by mailing a paper copy of the application form and payment to the Fish and Wildlife office or by contacting any local Natural Resources office. Successful party chiefs will be notified by mail or e-mail.

    DAILY AND LIVE RELEASE DRAWS:
    These draws are held on week days during the Daily and Live Release Crown Reserve angling season that extends from June 1 to Sept. 15. Draws are held between 8:30 am and 11:00 one week in advance of the stretch angling date. Draws for angling dates that occur on weekends are held on Monday of the week immediately preceding the angling date. Successful applicants are contacted by e-mail or by phone by Natural Resources after 11:15 am the day of the draw. Immediate stretch payment is required.

    OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    Note that the live release regulation for Atlantic salmon on stretches located on the Northwest Miramichi drainage remains in effect for 2014.

    The bag limit for “non-boundary” Restigouche Crown Reserve stretches has been reduced from 2 to 1 grilse per day beginning in 2014. This includes the following stretches:

    REGULAR CROWN RESERVE
    North Branch Kedgwick, Upsalquitch Forks Pool, Northwest Upsalquitch, Southeast Upsalquitch, Devil’s Half Acre, Craven Gulch, Red Bank, Three Sisters and Crooked Rapids.

    DAILY CROWN RESERVE
    Berry Brook, Lower Kedgwick, Kedgwick Forks and Jardine Brook.

    The bag limit for Crown Reserve stretches that border Quebec, specifically the Patapedia River, Lower Patapedia, and Grog Island stretches, remains at 2 grilse per day. Please see the following Fisheries and Oceans Canada website for updates: http://www.glf.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Gulf/FAM/Recreational-Fisheries

    Please refer to Related Links for additional information on Crown Reserve.

    Changes To Fees

    This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
    2014-NR-01-Application-Fee-Angling-licence.pdf,
    2014-NR-01-CrownReserveAnglingLicence.pdf


    Fees

    Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

    Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
    YYYY-MM-DD
    Crown Reserve 2014-02-03
      Regular (per day) 2014-02-03
      Angling dates from June 10 to August 3146.002014-02-03
      Angling dates from Sept. 1 to 1531.002014-02-03
    Daily Salmon 2014-02-03
      Angling dates from June 1 to August 3146.002014-02-03
      Angling dates from Sept. 1 to 1531.002014-02-03
    Daily (Trout/Lower Patapedia) 2014-02-03
      Angling dates from June 1 to August 3120.002014-02-03
      Angling dates from Sept. 1 to 15 13.002014-02-03
    Live Release (Trout only) 2014-02-03
      Angling dates from June 1 to August 3120.002014-02-03
      Angling dates from Sept. 1 to 15 13.002014-02-03
    Live Release 2014-02-03
      Angling dates from June 1 to August 31 33.002014-02-03
      Angling dates from Sept. 1 to 15 22.002014-02-03
    Crown Reserve Draw Application Fee (per angler)7.002014-02-03
    Note: Anglers pay only a single application fee per year to participate in Crown Reserve draws) 2014-02-03
    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Skiff Lake
    Chipman
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Edmundston
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Hampton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Welsford