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 7

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
  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 Salmon3Angling only 
  Rainbow Troutno limit  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 24th, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Black Crappie30  
  Smelt120  
  Yellow Perch50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 15th, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  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 1st, 2020 to August 31st, 2020
  Atlantic Salmon1 small catch 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.
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  
  Muskellunge1 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom December 26th, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Atlantic Tomcodno limitAngling only 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 24th, 2020 to March 31st, 2021 - Other species
  Other speciesno limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River du Loup (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) from its mouth in Fleuve Saint-Laurent to the downstream side of the Highway 138 bridges.
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Maskinongé (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) from its mouth in Fleuve Saint-Laurent to the downstream side of the Highway 138 bridges.
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Nicolet (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) from its mouth in Fleuve Saint-Laurent to the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Saint Laurent (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) between the western boundary of Zone 7 and the downstream side of Laviolette bridge (including lac Saint-Pierre and its archipelago) up to the high water line.
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Saint Laurent (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) Chenail aux Corbeaux sector, between the line linking the southwestern tip of île à la Pierre (46°04'43" N., 73°01'49" W.) to the southwestern tip of île de Grâce (46°04'18" N., 73°02'23" W.) and a line perpendicular to île à la Pierre situated 1 km downstream of its southwestern tip (46°04'57" N., 73°01'35" W.) and joining île de Grâce (46°05'01" N., 73°01'40" W.).
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Saint Laurent (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) Grand barrage sector between île Ronde and île de Grâce, between a line linking the southwestern tips of île de Grâce (46°04'10" N., 73°03'51" W.) and of île Ronde (46°04'39" N., 73°04'58" W.) and a line perpendicular to île de Grâce (46°04'53" N., 73°03'34" W.) which passes via the yellow buoy (46°05'00" N., 73°03'55" W.) indicating the presence of the dam and which then joins the southeastern shore of île Ronde. (46°05'07" N., 73°04'14" W.).
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Saint Laurent (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) Petit barrage sector between île Ronde and île Madame, between a line perpendicular to île Madame (46°04'51" N., 73°05'16" W.) and joining the southwestern tip of île Ronde (46°04'39" N., 73°04'58" W.) and a line perpendicular to île Madame (46°05'27" N., 73°04'39" W.) which passes via the yellow buoy (46°05'24" N., 73°04'31" W.) indicating the presence of the dam and which then joins the northwestern shore of île Ronde (46°05'21" N., 73°04'24" W.).
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Saint-François (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) from its mouth in Fleuve Saint-Laurent to the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 8) River Yamaska (communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) from its mouth in Fleuve Saint-Laurent to the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandLake Aylmer between the first narrows upstream from Highway 112 bridge situated at point 45°55'07" N., 71°22'41" W., and the point situated at the mouth of rivière Coleraine river, at point 45°56'35" N., 71°22'45" W.
ExpandLake Aylmer between the south side of Highway 112 bridge up to the first narrows upstream, located at point 45°55'07" N., 71°22'41" W.
ExpandLake de l'Est (Garthby township)
ExpandLake Joseph (46°12'21" N., 71°32'48" W.)(Inverness township)
ExpandLake Les Trois Lacs (45°48'02" N., 71°53'20" W.)
ExpandLake William (46°07'17" N., 71°34'13" W.)
ExpandRiver Batiscan between the Highway 138 bridge and the first pillar formed of rocks (46°33'06" N., 72°22'36" W.), located 6 km downstream of the Saint-Narcisse dam.
ExpandRiver Batiscan the part between the first pillar made ''of rocks (46°33'06" N., 72°22'36" W.) located 6 km downstream of the dam and Saint-Narcisse (46°33'29" N., 72°24'48" W.).
ExpandRiver Bécancour between lac William and lac À la Truite (46°05' N., 71°32' W.).
ExpandRiver Bécancour between lac William and lac Joseph.
ExpandRiver Bécancour between route 132 and the railway bridge located 4 km upstream (46°19'44 "N., 72°24'59" W.) poisson
ExpandRiver Chaudière between Chutes de la Chaudière and the upstream side of the pylons (46°42'53" N., 71°16'55" W.) of the old Garneau bridge.
ExpandRiver Coleraine between the point situated at the mouth of Rivière Coleraine, at the point 45°56'35' N., 71°22'45' W., and the second railway bridge upstream situated at the point 45°56'57' N., 71°22'18' W.
ExpandRiver du Chêne between the downstream side of the Highway 226 bridge and the upstream side of the Highway 132 bridge.
ExpandRiver du Loup between the Highway 138 bridge and the Masson bridge (46°17'49" N., 72°54'43" W.).
ExpandRiver Maskinongé between the Highway 138 bridge upstream and the dam of the village of Saint-Joseph-de-Maskinongé (46°13'44" N., 73°01'02" W.).
ExpandRiver Nicolet Centre between its mouth and the downstream side of the Highway 216 bridge at Wotton.
ExpandRiver Nicolet Sud-Ouest between the first bridge downstream of lac Les Trois Lacs, at Shipton, and the downstream side of the Highway 255 bridge at Wotton, with the exception of lac Les Trois Lacs.
ExpandRiver Rivière Pot-au-Beurre (baie de Lavallière) The part of the river and its tributaries bounded to the south by the portion of Route 132 between the Richelieu (46°02'30" N., 73°07'01" W.) and Yamaska (46°00'17" N., 72°54'43" W.), north-west of the St. Lawrence River and on the east by the Yamaska River.
ExpandRiver Saint Laurent (sector not located in communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) between a line joining a point 50 m downstream of Batiscan wharf on the north shore46°30'03" N., 72°14'44" W.), and a point situated 50 m downstream of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets wharf on the south shore (46°30'28" N., 72°12'19" O.) and the downstream side of Laviolette bridge, as well as the parts of the rivers located between highways 132 and 138.
ExpandRiver Saint Laurent (sector not located in communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) between the downstream side of Pierre-Laporte bridge and a line joining a point situated 50 m downstream of Batiscan wharf on the north shore(46°30'03" N., 72°14'44" W.), and a point situated 50 m downstream of Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets wharf on the south shore(46°30'28" N., 72°12'19" W.), as well as the parts of rivers situated between highways 132 and 138. * Note : The following rivers are part of fleuve Saint-Laurent: Bélisle and Grand Bras, downstream of the Highway 138 bridge; Cap Rouge, downstream of the Rue Saint-Félix bridge; Jacques-Cartier and Portneuf, downstream of the CN bridge.
ExpandRiver Saint-Maurice between Highway 138 bridge upstream and Poulin point (club de golf Ki-8-EB, 46°23'09" N., 72°36'42" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-Maurice Between La Gabelle dam (46°26'56" N, 72°44'23" W) and the third transmission line (46°25'58" N, 72°43'29" W.) located 2.1 km downstream of the dam.
ExpandRiver Saint-Maurice Between Pointe à Poulin (Golf Club Ki-8-EB, 46°23'09" N., 72° 36'42" W.) and the third transmission line (46°25'58" N., 72° 43'29" W.) located 2.1 km downstream from the La Gabelle dam.