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.

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Fishing periods, limits and exceptions for zone 12

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2022 to April 15th, 2022
  
Bass
6 en tout  
  
Pike
6 in all  
  
Walleye and Sauger
6 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2023
  
Black Crappie
30  
  
Smelt
120  
  
Striped Bass
Fishing prohibited  
  
Yellow Perch
50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 22nd, 2022 to September 11th, 2022
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
10 in all  
  
Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout
5 in all  
  
Lake Trout and Splake Trout
2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
  
Landlocked Salmon
3Angling only 
  
Rainbow Trout
no limit  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 20th, 2022 to March 31st, 2023
  
Pike
6 in all  
  
Walleye and Sauger
6 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2022 to October 31st, 2022
  
Sturgeon
1 in allAngling only 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2022 to November 30th, 2022 poisson
  
Muskellunge
1 in allAngling only 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2022 to March 31st, 2023 poisson
  
Bass
6 in all  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2022 to March 31st, 2023- Other species
  no limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandLake à la Truite (46°14'33" N., 76°55'28" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Antoine (46°21'58" N., 76°58'51" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Baptiste (46°23'15" N., 77°08'12" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Branssat (46°25'14" N., 77°02'24" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Bresse (46°30'51" N., 77°14'46" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Bruce (46°43'41" N., 77°19'20" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Brûlé (46°56'38" N., 77°11'51" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut) poisson
ExpandLake Chavannes (46°51'30" N., 77°08'52" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Croucher (46°57'05" N., 77°30'47" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake de Coste (46°31'46" N., 77°17'25" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Duval (46°18'32" N., 76°54'43" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Gerland (46°27'52" N., 77°04'00" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Ingley (46°36'59" N., 77°45'02" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Lynch (46°24'24" N., 77°05'25" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Maniluve (46°49'20" N., 77°08'04" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Nagard (46°21'35" N., 77°08'27" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Nougon (46°41'58" N., 77°29'56" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Sudrie (46°32'29" N., 77°17'05" W.)(Municipalité de Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandLake Vaucour (46°40'50" N., 77°35'26" W.)(Municipality of Lac-Nilgaut)
ExpandWildlife Reserve La Vérendrye