Sport fishing in Québec
Fishing periods, limits and exceptions

For fishing periods, limits and exceptions for the site where you want to fish, use the interactive map or search filters below.

Using the search tool

Use the search filters to target the fishing zone and the body of water where you want to fish (to know your fishing zone, consult the interactive map).

For information on current fishing periods, limits and exceptions:

  1. Select the fiching zone.
  2. Check whether the body of water you are searching for is on the "Bodies of Water – Regulatory Exceptions" list. If not, the zone rules will apply.
  3. Select the species you wish to fish for.

You can also narrow the search results to the rules currently in force, by checking the box provided for this purpose.

If the body of water you are looking for is not on the proposed list, it is because the applicable rules are the same as those of the zone.

You must also consult the "News" section to see if any regulatory changes made during the season affect your body of water.

IMPORTANT: catch limits and fishing periods that apply in wildlife territories may differ from those mentioned here. In these cases, you will be informed on the spot. Make sure you understand the different limits.

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Fishing periods, limits and exceptions for zone 1

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandRules for the zone

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRiver Madeleine a) between a straight line passing through Cap de la Madeleine at point 49°15'00'' N., 65°19'26.4" W. and pointe de la Dune on eastside of that rivier at point 49°14'55.68" N., 65°19'22.8" W. and dowstream side of the route 132
 CollapsePeriodSame as the zone
  
Atlantic salmon
same as the zone Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2024 to September 10th, 2024 poisson
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
1 in all Angling only with a single hook, for a maximum of 3 hooks on the line, baited or not
  
Rainbow Smelt
120 Angling only with a single hook, for a maximum of 3 hooks on the line, baited or not
  
Striped Bass
same as the zone All except angling only with a single hook, without natural bait, for a maximum of 3 hooks on the line
 CollapsePeriodFrom December 20th, 2024 to March 31st, 2025
  
Rainbow Smelt
120 Angling only with a single hook, for a maximum of 3 hooks on the line, baited or not
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2024 to September 10th, 2024- Other species poisson
  same as the zone Angling only with a single hook, for a maximum of 3 hooks on the line, baited or not
CollapseRiver Madeleine saumon b) between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and a straight line passing through a point situated 23 m downstream of the lower entrance of the Madeleine River fishway
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2024 to September 15th, 2024
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released, according to the quota caught first Fly fishing only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
0 retained Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2024 to September 15th, 2024- Other species
  same as the zone Fly fishing only
CollapseRiver Madeleine saumon c) between a straight line passing through a point situated 23 m downstream of the lower entrance of the Madeleine River fishway and the mouth of Tremblay brook (49°11'21" N., 65°17'14" W.).
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2024 to March 31st, 2025
  
All species
Fishing prohibited  
CollapseRiver Madeleine saumon d) between the mouth of Tremblay brook (49°11'21" N., 65°17'14" W.) and the southern limit of the La Rivière township (48°58'22" N., 65°42'44" W.).
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2024 to September 30th, 2024
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released according to the quota caught first Fly fishing only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
0 retained Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2024 to September 30th, 2024- Other species
  same as the zone Fly fishing only
CollapseRiver Madeleine saumon e) between the southern limit of the La Rivière township (48°58'22" N., 65°42'44" W.) and the southern limit of the parc national de la Gaspésie (48°53'18" N., 65°56'39" W.).
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2024 to March 31st, 2025
  
All species
Fishing prohibited