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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  • The Winter fishing icon icon indicates that fishing is allowed in winter.

Fishing periods, limits and exceptions for zone 21

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Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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CollapseWaters That part of zone 21 included in a 10 kilometers strip along the shore between a straight line joining the mouth of the Grands Méchins river to Les Méchins (49°00'13" N., 66°58'12" W.) at point 49°07'33.37" N., 66°55'44.65" W. and a straight line connecting the western end of Cap-Gaspé littoral (48°44'52" N., 64°09 '42" W.) to the point located at 48°40'03" N, 64°06'17" W.
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2024 to March 31st, 2025
Rainbow Smelt
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2024 to September 10th, 2024 poisson
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
1 in all  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2024 to October 31st, 2024
Striped Bass
3 from 50 cm to 65 cm inclusively All except angling only with a single hook, without natural bait, for a maximum of 3 hooks on the line
 CollapsePeriodSame as the zone- Other species
  Same as the zone