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 fishing 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 4

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Striped BassFishing prohibited  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 24th, 2020 to September 13th, 2020 poisson
  Char10 in all  
  Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout5 in all  
  Lake Trout and Splake Trout poisson2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
  Landlocked Salmon2A length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
  Rainbow Trout10  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 24th, 2020 to November 30th, 2020
  Smelt120  
  Yellow Perch50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2020 to November 30th, 2020
  Pike6 in all  
  Walleye and Sauger6 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020
  Sturgeon1 in allAngling only 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 19th, 2020 to November 30th, 2020
  Bass6 in all  
  Muskellunge2Angling only 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 24th, 2020 to November 30th, 2020 - Other species
  Other speciesno limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandLake Aylmer the part comprised to the south of Highway 112 in Disraéli (45°49'12" N., 71°20'29" W.).
ExpandLake Drolet - (45°44'19" N., 70°52'36" O.)
ExpandLake Fortin (46°07'08" N., 70°51'23" W.)
ExpandLake Grand lac Saint-François (including the parts of the lake included in Frontenac national park)(45°53'55" N., 71°90'30" W.)
ExpandLake Louise (45°43'36" N., 71°24'59" O.)
ExpandLake McGill (45°35'32" N., 71°17'09" O.)
ExpandLake Mégantic (45°30'50" N., 72°52'40" O.)
ExpandLake Moffatt (45°34'03" N., 71°18'48" O.)
ExpandLake Oliveira
ExpandLake Petit lac Lambton (45°53'54" N., 71°07'02" O.)
ExpandLake Petit lac Vaseux (45°36'01" N., 71°18'40" O.)
ExpandLake Raquette (St-Benoit-Labre, 46°06'43" N., 70°48'04" W.)
ExpandLake Ruel (45°49'53" N., 71°08'20" O.)
ExpandLake Sartigan (Saint-Alfred, 46°08'56" N., 70°46'35" W.)
ExpandLake Welland (45°40'50" N., 71°32'04" O.)
ExpandNational Park de Frontenac except for the lakes: Grand lac Saint-François, lac à la Barbue, lac des Îles and lac des Ours.
ExpandNational Park de Frontenac Lake à la Barbue
ExpandNational Park de Frontenac Lake des Îles
ExpandNational Park de Frontenac Lake des Ours
ExpandNational Park du Mont-Mégantic
ExpandRiver Ashberham between Petit lac Saint-François and Grand lac Saint-François.
ExpandRiver aux Bluets from Grand lac Saint-François until the Highway 108 bridge (45°52'59" N., 71°00'58" W.).
ExpandRiver Chaudière between the railway bridge and Mégantic dam (Lac Mégantic) (45°34'24" N., 70°52'50" W.).
ExpandRiver Clinton from its mouth to the upstream side of the bridge on Highway 212 (45°22'28" N., 70°57'30" W.).
ExpandRiver Coulombe from the Highway 161 bridge at its mouth into lac Aylmer, including the small bay facing the mouth.
ExpandRiver de l'Or from Grand lac Saint-François until the Highway 267 bridge (45°01'26" N., 71°13'51" W.).
ExpandRiver Felton from its mouth to the upstream side of the bridge on Route 108 (45°44'04" N., 71°07'46" W.).
ExpandRiver Muskrat from Grand lac Saint-François until the Highway 267 bridge (46°00'35" N., 71°08'02" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-François between Grand lac Saint-François and lac Aylmer.
ExpandRiver Saint-François from the bridge on Highway 161 at Saint-Gérard to the downstream tip of the island which is located at coordinates 45°45'13" N., 71°24'30" W.
ExpandRiver Saint-François from the East Angus' dam located at coordinates 45°28'56" N., 71°39'45" W. to the railroad bridge located at coordinates 45°29'04" N., 71°39'55" W.
ExpandRiver Saint-François from the Westbury's dam located at coordinates 45°29'51" N., 71°37'11" W. to the downstream tip of the island at coordinates 45°29'49" N., 71°37'25" W.
ExpandRiver Saint-François the portion between Lake Aylmer and the second bridge upstream.
ExpandRiver Sauvage from its mouth to the upstream side of the bridge on Route 108 (45°45'54" N., 71°05'50" W.).
ExpandRiver Victoria from their source to their mouth (45°33' N., 70°56' W.).
ExpandZec Louise-Gosford