Sport fishing in Québec
Fishing periods, limits and exceptions

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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 17

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to April 23rd, 2020
  Pike8 in allAngling or fly fishing 
  Walleye and Sauger8 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling or fly fishing
 
  Yellow Perch50Angling or fly fishing 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Striped BassFishing prohibited  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 24th, 2020 to September 7th, 2020
  Char poisson15 in all or 4 kg + 1 brook trout whichever is reached firstAngling or fly fishing 
  Lake Trout and Splake Trout2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling or fly fishing
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 22nd, 2020 to September 7th, 2020
  Whitefishno limitAngling or fly fishing 
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 22nd, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Pike8 in allAngling or fly fishing 
  Walleye and Sauger8 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling or fly fishing
 
  Yellow Perch50Angling or fly fishing 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020
  Sturgeon1 in allAngling or fly fishing 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to April 23rd, 2020 - Other species
  Other speciesno limitAngling or fly fishing 
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 22nd, 2020 to March 31st, 2021 - Other species
  Other speciesno limitAngling or fly fishing 

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandLake Antoinette (49°56'00" N., 74°25'37" O.)
ExpandLake Armitage poisson
ExpandLake au Goéland the portion situated within a 200 m radius upstream of its outlet'S mouth, the Rivère Waswanipi, bounded by the coordinates 49°50'19" N., 76°54'53" W. and 49°50'29" N., 76°54'38" W.
ExpandLake aux Dorés (49°51'09" N., 74°21'05" O.)
ExpandLake Barlow poisson
ExpandLake Bourbeau - (49°57'37" N., 74°17'33" W.)
ExpandLake Caché (49°50'15" N., 74°24'15" O.)
ExpandLake Chevrier (lac Obatogamau)
ExpandLake Chevrier (lac Obatogamau) between a point situated at 49°38'50" N., 74°26'18" W. and the mouth of ruisseau Audet (49°38'44" N., 74°24'01" W.).
ExpandLake Chibougamau Baie du Club (49°53'22" N., 74°01'50" O.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau Baie Girard - la partie comprise dans un rayon de 500 m en aval de l'embouchure de la rivière Armitage. poisson
ExpandLake Chibougamau Baie Nepton - la partie comprise dans un rayon de 500 m en aval de l'embouchure de la rivière Nepton ainsi que la partie comprise dans un rayon de 500 m en aval de l'embouchure de la Petite rivière Nepton. poisson
ExpandLake Chibougamau except the following sectors: Bays : Du Club (49°53'22" N., 74°01'50" W.); Girard, the portion situated within a 500 m radius downstream of the mouth of the Armitage river; Nepton, the portion situated within a 500 m radius downstream of the mouth of the Nepton river, as well as the portion situated within a 500 m radius downstream of the mouth of Petite Nepton river; Énard River, the part between its mouth in Inlet Bay and a point 7 km upstream (49°42'30 "N., 74°20'49" W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau Rivière Armitage - entre son embouchure dans la baie Girard et un point situé à 5 km en amont. poisson
ExpandLake Chibougamau Rivière Énard, la partie comprise entre son embouchure dans la baie Inlet et un point situé à 7 km en amont (49°42'30" N., 74°20'49" O.) poisson
ExpandLake Chibougamau Rivière Nepton - entre son embouchure dans la baie Nepton et un point situé à 2 km en amont. poisson
ExpandLake Chibougamau Rivière Petite rivière Nepton - entre son embouchure dans la baie Nepton et un point situé à 1 km en amont. poisson
ExpandLake Claude (49°41'45" N., 74°11'56" O.) poisson
ExpandLake David poisson
ExpandLake Doda
ExpandLake Doda the part comprised within a radius of 500 m of the mouth of rivière Saint-Cyr (49°19'03" N., 75°19'13" W.).
ExpandLake Dufresne poisson
ExpandLake Dulieux poisson
ExpandLake Father - (49°18'41" N., 75°28'26" W.)
ExpandLake Gilman
ExpandLake Gwillim poisson
ExpandLake Lefebvre (49°58'17" N., 79°23'43" O.) poisson
ExpandLake Lymburner poisson
ExpandLake Matagami (49°52'00" N., 77°26'47" O.)
ExpandLake Nicole (49°15'12" N., 76°02'53" O.) poisson
ExpandLake Pusticamica the portion situated within a 300 m radius downstream of the mouth of the rivière O'Sullivan (49°20'41" N., 76°20'33" W. and 49°20'44" N., 76°20'33" W.).
ExpandLake Sauvage (49°53'36" N., 74°23'07" O.) poisson
ExpandLake Scott poisson
ExpandLake Simon poisson
ExpandLake Waswanipi the portion situated within a 300 m radius downstream of the mouth of the rivière O'Sullivan (49°27'59" N., 76°28'05" W. and 49°27'55" N., 76°28'06" W.) (Ailly, Bosse and Nelligan townships).
ExpandRiver Chibougamau between Du Rapide bridge between the islands (48211 road, km 14) and a point situated 1.5 km downstream, towards lac Opémisca.
ExpandRiver de l'Aigle between its mouth in lac Doda and a point situated 7 km upstream.
ExpandRiver Opawica between its mouth in lac Doda to and a point situated 5 km upstream.
ExpandRiver Opawica between the bridge on kilometre 37,5 of road R-1009 (Barrette-sud) and a point situated 1 km downstream towards lac Des Vents (49°29'45" N., 74°46'00" W.).
ExpandRiver Opémisca between its mouth in lac Opémisca (49°57'20" N., 74°54'40" W.) and a point situated 8 km upstream, corresponding to latitude 50° North.
ExpandRiver O'Sullivan between its mouth into lac Pusticamica bounded by the coordinates 49°20'41" N., 76°20'32" W. and 49°20'44" N., 76°20'33" W. and a point 3.2 km upstream (49°19'41" N., 76°18'51" W.).
ExpandRiver O'Sullivan between its mouth into lac Waswanipi bounded by the coordinates 49°27'59" N., 76°28'05" W. and 49°27'55" N., 76°28'06" W. and a point 300 m upstream (49°27'50" N., 76°27'58" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-Cyr between the km 16 bridge of chemin R1053 (Barette south) (49°17'15" N., 75°18'42" W.) and its mouth in lac Doda.
ExpandRiver Waswanipi between its mouth into lac au Goéland bounded by the coordinates 49°50'19" N., 76°54'53" W. and 49°50'29" N., 76°54'38" W. and a point 3 km downstream towards lac Olga (49°50'41" N., 76°56'44" W.).
ExpandRiver Waswanipi between its mouth into lac Olga bounded by the coordinates 49°51'26" N., 77°10'24" W. and 49°51'13" N., 77°11'01" W. and a point 100 m downstream its mouth in lac Matagami and bounded by the coordinates 49°54'24" N., 77°15'47" W. and 49°54'26" N., 77°14'47" W.
ExpandRiver Waswanipi between the limit of the Waswanipi Category II lands and a point 100 m downstream of its mouth into lac Au Goéland (49°43' N., 76°44' W., Vignal and Ailly townships).
ExpandStream Germain between a point on lac Édith (49°26'21" N., 75°29'28" W.) and its mouth in lac Germain (49°26'52" N., 75°29'00" W.).