Fly Rod Building Course

SAEN will be offering a rod building course again this year.

Course  Start Date: Sunday, Nov 30th 2014

Class Time: Every Sunday 1:00 -3:00 PM

Course Duration: 10 Weeks

Course Location: SAEN Office 50 Pippy Place Unit #8 (around back).

Course Cost:$30.00 for members & $50.00 for non-members.

To book a spot for the course contact the SAEN office tel: 722 9300 or email

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Moose Stew Supper

Moose Stew Supper

SAEN Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland Presents:
20th Annual Guenter Behr Award & Moose Stew Supper
in aid of Salmon & Trout Conservation

Location: St. Teresa’s Parish Hall, 120 Mundy Pond Rd.

Date:  Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Doors Open: 6:00 pm

Supper served: 7:30 pm sharp

Admission: $15.00 /person                                       (Beef Stew available)

Win your Christmas Liquor                                      Artwork

Bargains on Xmas Gifts                                           Special Fly Rod Raffles

Silent Auction                                                            Salmon & Trout Flies

Xmas cakes                                                                 Special Rum Raffle

Xmas cookies                                                             Xmas Puddings

Tickets available from:

SAEN Office: 722-9300

Ian Gall: 579 0843

Lyle Drake: 754 8530

or any S.A.E.N Board Member

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2014 Guenter Behr Award Nominations

Each year SAEN calls for nominations for deserving individuals or
organizations that would qualify for the Guenter Behr Wild Atlantic
Salmon Conservation Award.

Nominations close October 31, 2014.
Nominations should be forwarded in writing to the SAEN Office:

P.O. Box 29122, St. John’s, NL,  A1A5B5

or email

See SAEN web site for list of previous recipients.

Guenter Behr Recipients

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New Board of Directors

At the SAEN AGM held on Sept 11th, 2014 the new board was put in place.

This years board is:

President    Scott Nightingale
Vice President    (Vacant)
Secretary    Robert Bishop
Treasurer    Clar Button
Past President    Trevor Davis

Greg Billard
Lyle Drake
Ian Gall
Jim McCarthy
John Patey
Ken Rollings
Darrell Vardy
Sean Vardy
Chris Warford
Frank Walsh
Brad Williams

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Salmon Angling Log


Sep. 12, 2014

Salmon Angling Log

Anglers are reminded to complete their Salmon Angling Log. Angling log
data is an important tool in the stock assessment process. If you
purchased a license and did not fish, it is important to let us know. If
you did fish please record your daily angling activity as accurately as
possible. Check the appropriate box and submit your form.

The Salmon Angling Log can be found online at

Play a part in conserving the resource. Submit your form today.



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ASF Catch and Release Photo Contest

ASF has just launched a Catch and Release Photo Contest.

The contest is for  the best photo of a person releasing an angled Atlantic Salmon this year (2014).   The Lucky winner will be notified on Nov 04, 2014 and the prize is a Sage Rod.

You are encouraged to participate in this contest and to encourage others to do the same.

Thanks and good luck!

ASF Catch and Release Contest

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Fly Tying Course

Fly Tying Course

SAEN  Fly Tying courses for beginners &  intermediate Fly Tiers

Course  Start Date: Tuesday Sept 30th, 2014

Class Time: Every Tuesday 7:30 -9:30 PM

Course Duration: 10 Weeks

Course Location: SAEN Office 50 Pippy Place Unit #8

Course Cost: $50.00 for non-members and $30.00 for members.

Contact the SAEN office to register. or 722-9300

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Completion of Salmon Spawning Bed Project on Rennies River


Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland announces completion of Salmon Spawning Bed Project on Rennies River.

A ceremony will be held Thursday Aug 21st  2:30pm at the site (bridge on O’Leary Avenue beside the Dollarama Store) to officially announce completion of the project and to thank our community partners who supported and collaborated on the project. They include the Recreational Fishery Conservation Partnership Program, the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, AMEC, Conservation Corps of Newfoundland and Labrador, TD Friends of the Environment Fund and RBC Bluewater Fund.

In 2012 the Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN) commenced a five year experimental project to reintroduce wild Atlantic Salmon to the Rennies River Watershed. As a result of volunteer efforts thousands of fertilized eggs have been planted. This city river now hosts two year classes of juvenile wild Atlantic Salmon. Electrofishing results confirm that the fish are in good shape and are establishing and occupying territories throughout the upper reaches of the watershed. In anticipation of adults returning to spawn in future years SAEN has now completed a project located downstream from the bridge on O’Leary Avenue. This is an area that was encroached upon by parking lots on both the east and west banks.  Seven low head dams have been installed and the pools have been filled with over 35 tons of spawning stone. In addition the barren, rocky east and west banks have been enriched with topsoil and plantings of native species of grasses, shrubs and trees. These plantings will provide root systems to prevent bank erosion and will also provide a protective canopy to protect against summer sun and overhead predation.

We hope you can join us and help us in informing the general public on this exciting milestone in the re-introduction of Atlantic Salmon to the Rennies River.

For more information or comment from SAEN contact: Scott Nightingale 689-2544

Pictures of Green Team working on the project

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SAEN Annual General Meeting

SAEN Annual General Meeting


Date:  September 11th, 7pm

Place:  Hampton Hall, Marine Institute, Ridge Road


Review of 2013 AGM minutes

Errors and/or Omissions

Treasurer’s Report

Projects Committee Report

Presidents Report

Vice-Presidents Report

Election of Officers

Any Other Business Arising


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Salmon Rivers re-opening in Zone 10 and Zone 11


Aug. 18, 2014

Salmon Rivers re-opening in Zone 10 and Zone 11

DFO advises anglers that due to improved environmental conditions in some 
areas the following rivers will re-open one hour before sunrise on 
Wednesday August 20, 2014.

For more information please visit the In Season River Status Report at or call the Angling Line 
at 709-772-4423.

Zone 10

96. Nonsuch Brook
97. Cape Rodger River
98. Bay de l’Eau River
99. Red Harbour River, Northeast &Northwest branches & tributary streams

Zone 11

118. Allen's Cove Brook, Facheau Bay
119. Bottom Brook, Facheau Bay
120. Hare Bay Rivers, Southwest Coast
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