Sport fishing in Québec
Fishing periods, limits and exceptions

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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 21

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Black Crappie30  
  Char poisson5 in all  
  Lake Trout and Splake Trout2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
  Landlocked Salmon3Angling only 
  Pike6 in all  
  Smelt120The limit is 60 Smelt in parts of the area 21. 
  Striped BassFishing prohibited  
  Walleye and Sauger6 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
  Yellow Perch50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 1st, 2020 to August 31st, 2020
  Atlantic Salmon1 small and kept or 3 captured and returned to the water as part of the quota is caught firstA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
Elsewhere than in salmon rivers.

Salmon fishing licence mandatory.
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020
  Sturgeon1 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 19th, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Bass6 in all  
  Muskellunge2 in allAngling only 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021 - Other species
  Other speciesno limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandRiver aux Outardes between its mouth in the fleuve Saint-Laurent and the Outardes 2 dam.
ExpandRiver Cap-Chat saumon between the western limit of the breakwater and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge (see also Zone 1).
ExpandRiver de Mont-Louis saumon between the downstream side of Highway 132 bridge and a straight line linking points 49°14'15" N., 65°43'16" W. and 49°14'24" N., 65°44'58" W. This sector does not have the status of a salmon river.
ExpandRiver du Gouffre saumon between its mouth, limited by a line from the south-east end of the wharf (47°25'45" N., 70°29'18" W.) and a point located at 47°25'51" N., 70°28'36" W. (the land pointe on the opposite bank of the du Gouffre river), and the downstream side of the CN bridge located at 47°23'31 "N, 70°29'43" W..
ExpandRiver du Moulin between the downstream side of Boulevard Saguenay bridge and the downstream side of the University Boulevard bridge..
ExpandRiver du Petit Pabos between the downstream side of the CN bridge and a line connecting, to the west, the headland at 48°22'06" N., 64°35'33" W. and, to the east, stairs leading to the beach (48°22'18" N., 64°35'20" W.)
ExpandRiver du Sud between the part downstream of the bridge situated at point 46°59'12" N., 70°32'59" W. and a line linking the edge of Montmagny wharf 46°59'25" N., 70°33'12" W. and Aux Oies point 46°59'36" N., 70°33'00" W.
ExpandRiver Grande Rivière saumon between a line drawn between the eastern limit of Lot 123-7 and the western limit of the breakwater and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge (see also zone 1).
ExpandRiver Malbaie (rive nord) saumon between a straight line joining Casgrain wharf (47°39'11" N., 70°09'00" W.) at the mouth of ruisseau Côte à Pontage (47°39'15" N., 70°08'22" W.) and the downstream side of the Highway 138 bridge (see also Zone 27).
ExpandRiver Manicouagan between its mouth in the fleuve Saint-Laurent and the downstream side of Highway 138 bridge.
ExpandRiver Matane saumon between its mouth demarcated by a straight line joining the northern end of the two breakwaters and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge (see also Zone 1).
ExpandRiver Ouelle between the downstream side of the bridge on Highway 132, located at 47°25'55" N., 70°00'59" W. and a line connecting the mouth of the creek Gagnon at 47°25'08" N., 70°02'42" W. and Point de-Rivière-Ouelle at 47°25'31" N., 70°03'39" W.
ExpandRiver Saguenay between a line perpendicular to the current passing on the upstream side of Flèche littorale (48°26'23" N., 70° 54'08" W.) situated near the municipality of Saint-Fulgence and the downstream side of Dubuc bridge in Saguenay.
ExpandRiver Saguenay between a transverse line joining Highway 138 between Tadoussac and Baie Sainte-Catherine and a line perpendicular to the current passing on the upstream side of Flèche littorale (48°26'23" N., 70°54'08" W.) situated near the municipality of Saint-Fulgence.
ExpandRiver Saguenay the downstream portion of a transverse line joining Highway 138 between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine.
ExpandRiver Sainte-Anne saumon between an imaginary line 450 m downstream of the 1re Avenue Ouest bridge in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and the downstream side of that bridge (see also Zone 1).
ExpandRiver Saint-Laurent the part of fleuve Saint-Laurent between the Pierre-Laporte bridge and a line drawn across the mouth of the Sainte-Marguerite River (50°08'49" N., 66°34'50" W.) near Sept-Îles in Côte-Nord, and the mouth of the river to the Great méchins Méchins (49°00'13" N, 66°58'12" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-Laurent the stretch of the river northeast of a straight line joining À la Carriole point, on the north bank (48°11'30" N., 69°37'00" W.), to À la Loupe point, on the south bank (48°04'30" N., 69°16'30" W.).
ExpandStream de l'Église (municipalité de Beaumont) the portion of the St. Lawrence River and Church Creek between the four boundaries located on the 46°49'56" N., 71°00'43" W.; 46°50'00" N., 71°00'43" W.; 46°50'00" N., 71°00'47" W.; 46°49'56" N., 71°00'47" W.
ExpandWaters Chaleur Bay and part of Gulf of St. Lawrence, that part between the downstream side of the Campbelton bridge, including the Chaleur bay and Gulf of St. Lawrence waters, and a straight line joining the western tip of the Cap-Gaspé coast (48°44'52'' N., 64°09'42'' W.) and the boundary of the Area 21 located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence at 48°13'14'' N., 63°47'29'' W.
ExpandWaters des Îles-de-la-Madeleine Étang du Ouest - (47°15'40'' N., 61°59'39'' W.)
ExpandWaters des Îles-de-la-Madeleine including Entry Island, and a strip along the shore of these islands over a distance of 1 km. Also included are semi-open circles on the marine environment with lagoons, bays, ponds, bays and harbors.
ExpandWaters That part of Area 21 situated east of a straight line joining, on the south bank of the Saint Lawrence, the Pointe Santerre of Rimouski (48°23'51'' N., 68°40'23'' W.) and, on the north bank of the Saint Lawrence, a point located at 48°42'26'' N., 69°04'48'' W., facing the Patte de lièvre island, to a straight line joining the western tip of the Cap-Gaspé coast (48°44'52'' N., 64°09'42'' W.) and the limit of the Area 21 situated in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence at 48°13'14'' N., 63°47'29'' W.
ExpandWaters The part of the zone 21 located to the east of a straight line connecting the western point of the Island of Kégaska (50°10'31" N., 61°16'45" W.) and the point (48°46'53" N., 60°28'39" W.) poisson