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.

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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

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CollapseRiver Matapédia saumon a) between the line of confluence with the rivière Ristigouche (47°58'14" N., 66°56'34' W.) and a straight line perpendicular to the current 50 m upstream (48°58'16" N., 66°56'36' W.).
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2023 to March 31st, 2024
  
All species
Fishing prohibited  
CollapseRiver Matapédia saumon b) between a line perpendicular to the current 50 m upstream from its mouth passing through the point (47°58'16" N., 66°56'36'' W.)and the downstream side of the CN bridge at Millstream (48°03'51" N., 67°06'13'' W.).
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 15th, 2023 to May 14th, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
0 retained and at most 3 caught and released Fishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 15th, 2023 to June 30th, 2023
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
0 retainedFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2023 to June 30th, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released according to the quota caught firstFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
  
Striped Bass
same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2023 to September 30th, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released, according to the quota caught firstFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
0 retainedFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
  
Striped Bass
same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 15th, 2023 to June 30th, 2023- Other species
  same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2023 to September 30th, 2023- Other species
  Same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
CollapseRiver Matapédia saumon c) between the downstream side of the CN railway bridge at Millstream (48°03'51" N., 67°06'13'' W.) and the downstream side of the Causapscal bridge (48°21'18" N., 67°13'27'' W.).
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2023 to June 30th, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released according to the quota caught firstFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
0 retainedFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
  
Striped Bass
same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2023 to September 30th, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released, according to the quota caught firstFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
0 retainedFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
  
Striped Bass
same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2023 to June 30th, 2023- Other species
  same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2023 to September 30th, 2023- Other species
  same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
CollapseRiver Matapédia saumon d) between the downstream side of the Causapscal bridge (48°21'18" N., 67°13'27'' W.) and the downstream side of the bridge facing the church in Amqui (48°27'58" N., 67°25'46'' W.), except for lac Au Saumon.
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released according to the quota caught firstFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
5 in all measuring less than 30 cmFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
  
Striped Bass
same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2023 to August 31st, 2023
  
Atlantic salmon
2 small fish caught and retained or 3 caught and released, according to the quota caught firstFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
5 in all measuring less than 30 cmFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
  
Striped Bass
same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 1st, 2023 to June 30th, 2023- Other species
  same as the zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing only
 CollapsePeriodFrom July 1st, 2023 to August 31st, 2023- Other species
  mêmes que la zoneFishing from a motor boat on the waters of the Rivières-Matapédia-et-Patapédia Wildlife Sanctuary between the rivière Causapscal and the falls downstream from the Richard salmon pool near the Bonaventure and Matapédia district boundary is prohibited. 
Fly fishing with floating line only