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Just got a call from a friend, saying that they have closed Quarryville down for fishing due to high water temps. I'm putting this here more as a question, but also as a warining for anyone planning to head up fishing that the waters may all be closed soon depending on water temps. Best check with the authorities before heading out?
 

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Nut that sounds much more likely, but I litterally just got off the phone with a buddy who said the whole thing was shut down. I'm thinking the Indian Brook thing is more reaslistic.
 

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I spoke personally to a fisheries officer last saturday who informed me 300 metres up from and 300 metres down from indian town brook was being closed that day. It usually closing august 1 anyway.
 

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I don't think they shut the entire thing down YET but if it doesn't start to cool down soon don't be suprised.
Wasting your time trying to fish in water that is in the mid 20's anyway so save your cash and go up later when the conditions improve
 

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There are no water closers due to warm water temps. I just called DNR in Sunny Corner and Miramichi. They have not heard of anything besides the C+R rules. Lady at Sunny corner said there are so many rumers going around its crazy. She said alot of people heard the C+R rules and thought the whole system was closed.
 

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well I am not sure who you were speaking to but I just got off the phone with dnr and he said they were closed due to high temps he alsosaid it was not the decision of dnr but rather dfo made the decision to close
dnr will be sending me some info on this and i will be sure to pass it on

 

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Sounds like knowbody down there knows whats going on. The people at DNR I spoke to said they had not received any new memo's from DFO on closers and were unaware from any closures.
 

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"From July 10 to December 31 the season is closed to all fishing activities for the following rivers;

· The waters of Northwest Miramichi River 100 meters upstream to 100 meters downstream from the mouth of Sutherland Brook and from Sutherland Brook from its confluence with the Northwest Miramichi River upstream to the highway 420 bridge;

· The Southwest Miramichi River from a point 300 meters upstream from the Quarryville Bridge to a point 300 meters downstream from the said bridge, including Indian Town Brook from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River upstream to Highway 108 Bridge;

· The waters of the north side of the Southwest Miramichi River to a point 100 meters off shore, from a point 100 meters upstream to a point 100 meters downstream of the mouth of Wilson Brook, and the waters of Wilson Brook upstream to a point 100 meters from its confluence with the Southwest Miramichi River, an area known locally as the Bear Den."
 

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Fish4Life, (or anyone)

Can you decode that for some of us not from the Miramichi...what does that really mean. Certain tiny little stretches above and below certain pools...or is it lengthy sections of river ? I'm not familiar with some of the brooks and bear dens.

Looks similar to our fishing summary...you need a lawyer or local historian to decode where you can and cannot fish.

Any "laymans terms" would be appreciated.

RH
 

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i'am not from that area so if there is anybody out there who could make this clear would be great
I can only speak for "my" little area of knowledge, but normally the NW closes 100m of Sutherland Bk at the end of July. My guess is that because of the warm water, the salmon are already piling up there. Closing now should help with the poaching/jigging.
 

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Its only streatchs above and below certain brooks. My guess is a fair amount of fish are is these areas with the water being so warm so DFO is giving them abit of a haven to lay in.
 

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let me shed some light on this .. the reason they close certain areas .. as you all notice it is around tribs .. running into the river .. the reason is .. if salmon take refuge in cooler water they will go into an area that is not regulated... eg. indian town brook .. fish with bait .. no you can't retain a salmon .. but the chances of hooking one are far too great so they close it. As far as closing it for jigging nonsense! charge them make a point of putting it in the public .. I just think it's sad that all these changes .. that take effect . with out any warning to the average fisherman.
 

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Anytime historically the river has been closed they have given ample notice. They advertise in the paper, on the radio and tell the public on the news. The downfall of closing the river is that it takes too long to reopen it when things improve. (Red tape [email protected]*)I have voluntarily put my rod away and taken to the vise until things improve. The MSA website incedentaly has the current temperature of the water by the way. Very neat. The water is currently 83 F. OUCH!
 

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Anytime historically the river has been closed they have given ample notice. They advertise in the paper, on the radio and tell the public on the news. The downfall of closing the river is that it takes too long to reopen it when things improve. (Red tape [email protected]*)I have voluntarily put my rod away and taken to the vise until things improve. The MSA website incedentaly has the current temperature of the water by the way. Very neat. The water is currently 83 F. OUCH!
If the vise is your thing check out the fall pattern swap in the fly tying section we have 5 so far
 

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Anytime historically the river has been closed they have given ample notice. They advertise in the paper, on the radio and tell the public on the news. The downfall of closing the river is that it takes too long to reopen it when things improve. (Red tape [email protected]*)I have voluntarily put my rod away and taken to the vise until things improve. The MSA website incedentaly has the current temperature of the water by the way. Very neat. The water is currently 83 F. OUCH!
WHat's the web address for this site MSA ?
 
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