Sport fishing in Québec
Fishing periods, limits and exceptions

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Fishing periods, limits and exceptions for zone 1

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 3rd, 2019 to September 2nd, 2019
  Char15 in all  
  Lake Trout And Splake Trout2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Select your fishing zone on Québec.ca in order to confirm the length limit allowed. 
  Landlocked Salmon3  
  Smelt120  
  Yellow Perch50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2019
  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. Select your fishing zone on Québec.ca in order to confirm the length limit allowed.
Elsewhere than in salmon rivers.

Salmon fishing licence mandatory.
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2019 to September 2nd, 2019
  Striped Bass poisson3 of 50 to 65 cm inclusivelyWith single hooks with artificial lures only (prohibition of use of natural bait) 
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 3rd, 2019 to September 2nd, 2019 - Other species
  Other speciesno limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandAnse de l'Étang between the upstream part of De l'Étang cove and the downstream side of Highway 132 bridge.
ExpandLac au Saumon
ExpandLac du Moulin
ExpandLac du Portage
ExpandLac J'arrive (49°15' N., 65°23' W.)
ExpandLac Saint-Damase
ExpandLac York
ExpandParc National de la Gaspésie
ExpandRéserve Faunique des Chic-Chocs
ExpandRéserve Faunique Dunière
ExpandRéserve Faunique Matane
ExpandRéserve Faunique Port-Daniel
ExpandRivière à Gagnon (48°27'58" N., 64°30'57" W.) (this sector does not have a salmon river status)
ExpandRivière Angers the part between its confluence with the Cascapedia River and its source.
ExpandRivière Assemetquagan saumon between and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and its confluence with Creux brook.
ExpandRivière Assemetquagan saumon between its confluence with Creux brook and its source.
ExpandRivière Assemetquagan saumon between its confluence with the rivière Matapédia and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Beattie between the downstream side of the rue de la Plage bridge (de la Crevette Rose bridge, Percé city) and the downstream side of the Route 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Bonaventure ouest saumon
ExpandRivière Bonaventure saumon between a point situated 100 m downstream from Petit lac Bonaventure and the southern limit of the Chics-Chocs Wildlife Sanctuary.
ExpandRivière Bonaventure saumon between a point situated 100 m upstream from the Double Crossing salmon pool and a point situated 100 m downstream from Petit lac Bonaventure.
ExpandRivière Bonaventure saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the downstream side of the old Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandRivière Bonaventure saumon between the downstream side of the old Highway 132 bridges and a point 100 m upstream from the Double Crossing salmon pool.
ExpandRivière Bonaventure saumon between the southern limit of the Chics-Chocs Wildlife Sanctuary and the source of rivière Bonaventure.
ExpandRivière Branche du Lac saumon between its mouth and lac Huard.
ExpandRivière Cap-Chat saumon between a point 30 m upstream from the Pineault salmon pool and the mouth of the Bascon brook.
ExpandRivière Cap-Chat saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the downstream side of the foundations of the old Highway 132 bridge. (See also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Cap-Chat saumon between the foundations of the old Highway 132 bridge and a point 30 m upstream from the Pineault salmon pool.
ExpandRivière Cap-Chat saumon between the mouth of the Bascon brook and the falls near Beaulieu brook.
ExpandRivière Cascapédia saumon between Gérard-D.-Levesque bridges located Cascapédia-Saint-Jules linking the former municipality of Saint-Jules to the former municipality of Grande-Cascapedia and the mouth Dix-septième mille brook.
ExpandRivière Cascapédia saumon between the downstream side of the pillars of the old Highway 132 bridge and Gérard-D.-Levesque bridges located Cascapédia-Saint-Jules linking the former municipality of Saint-Jules to the former municipality of Grande-Cascapedia .
ExpandRivière Cascapédia saumon between the mouth of Dix-septième mile brook and the southern limit of parc national de la Gaspésie.
ExpandRivière Causapscal saumon between a straight line perpendicular to the current situated 50 m upstream from the Martel salmon pool and its confluence with the outlet of lac Du Nord.
ExpandRivière Causapscal saumon between its confluence with the outlet of lac Du Nord and the downstream side of Félix bridge situated at coordinates 48°30' N., 66°59' W.
ExpandRivière Causapscal saumon between its confluence with the rivière Matapédia and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Causapscal Between the downstream side of the bridge Félix located at coordinates 48°30' N., 66°59' W. and its source.
ExpandRivière Causapscal saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and a straight line perpendicular to the current 50 m upstream from the Martel salmon pool.
ExpandRivière Dartmouth saumon between the downstream side of the Bouchard bridge at Corte-Réal, and the end of sector 6 (49°01'44" N, 64°45'41.8" W) of the Dartmouth River zec.
ExpandRivière Dartmouth saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the downstream side of the Bouchard bridge at Corte-Réal.
ExpandRivière Dartmouth between the end of sector 6 (49°01'44" N, 64°45'41.8" W) and the end of sector 7 (49°01'57.6" N, 64°46'04" W) of the Dartmouth River.
ExpandRivière Dartmouth saumon between the end of sector 7 (49°01'57.6" N, 64°46'04" W.) from Zec Riviere-Dartmouth to the source of the Dartmouth River.
ExpandRivière de Mont-Louis saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the mouth of the tributary flowing from lac Haroué.
ExpandRivière du Grand Pabos Ouest saumon between the downstream side of the CN bridges and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandRivière du Grand Pabos Ouest saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the mouth of Laroche Brook.
ExpandRivière du Grand Pabos Ouest saumon between the mouth of Laroche Brook and its source.
ExpandRivière du Grand Pabos saumon between a point situated at Grosses Chutes and its source.
ExpandRivière du Grand Pabos saumon between the downstream side of the CN bridges and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandRivière du Grand Pabos saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and a point situated at Grosses Chutes.
ExpandRivière du Petit Pabos saumon between the downstream side of the CN bridges and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridges.
ExpandRivière du Petit Pabos saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the mouth of 18-mile brook.
ExpandRivière du Petit Pabos saumon between the mouth of 18-mile brook and its source.
ExpandRivière Garin saumon
ExpandRivière Grande Rivière saumon between a point 25 m downstream from the fish barrier and the Trois-Fourches. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Grande Rivière saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and a point 25 m downstream from the fish barrier. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Hall saumon between its mouth and the hydro-electric dam.
ExpandRivière la Branche de l'Est (48°35'30" N., 64°41'59" W.) (this sector does not have a salmon river status).
ExpandRivière la Grande Rivière Est (48°29'44" N., 64°33'44" W.) (this sector does not have a salmon river status)
ExpandRivière la Grande Rivière Nord (48°35'32" N., 64°42'14" W.) (this sector does not have a salmon river status).
ExpandRivière la Grande Rivière Ouest (48°27'21" N., 64°32'06" W.) (this sector does not have a salmon river status)
ExpandRivière Madeleine saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the eastern limit of the rivière Madeleine Seigneury.
ExpandRivière Madeleine saumon between the eastern limit of the rivière Madeleine Seigneury and the mouth of Tremblay brook.
ExpandRivière Madeleine saumon between the mouth of Tremblay brook and the southern limit of the La Rivière township.
ExpandRivière Madeleine saumon between the southern limit of the La Rivière township and the southern limit of the parc national de la Gaspésie.
ExpandRivière Malbaie saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and its source.
ExpandRivière Malbaie saumon between the downstream side of the rue de la Plage bridge (de la Crevette Rose bridge, Percé city) and the downstream side of the Route 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Matane saumon between a line joining the point situated at 48°38'44,6" N., 67°16'48,2" W. on the north shore and the point situated at 48°38'43,3" N., 67°16'48,0" W. on the south shore and a point 180 m downstream from the mouth of the rivière Bonjour. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Matane saumon between a point 180 m downstream from the mouth of the rivière Bonjour and the lac Matane dam.
ExpandRivière Matane saumon between a point 45 m downstream from the Mathieu-d'Amours dam and the dam itself.
ExpandRivière Matane saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and a point 45 m downstream from the Mathieu-d'Amours dam. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Matane saumon between the Mathieu-d'Amours dam and the upstream side of the Highway 195 bridge. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Matane saumon between the upstream side of the Highway 195 bridge and a line joining the point situated at 48°38'44,7" N., 67°16'49,1" W. on the north shore and the point situated at 48°38'44,0" N., 67°16'50,1" W. on the south shore. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Matane saumon the portion of Cap Seize pool comprised between a line joining the point situated at 48°38'44,7" N., 67°16'49,1" W. on the north shore and the point situated at 48°38'44,0"N, 67°16'50,1" W. on the south shore, and a line joining the point situated at 48°38'44,6" N., 67°16'48,2" W. on the north shore and the point situated at 48°38'43,3" N., 67°16'48,0" W. on the south shore.
ExpandRivière Matapédia saumon between a line perpendicular to the current 50 m upstream from its mouth and the downstream side of the CN bridge at Millstream.
ExpandRivière Matapédia saumon between the downstream side of the Causapscal bridge and the downstream side of the bridge facing the church in Amqui, except for lac Au Saumon.
ExpandRivière Matapédia saumon between the downstream side of the CN railway bridge at Millstream and the downstream side of the Causapscal bridge.
ExpandRivière Matapédia saumon between the line of confluence with the rivière Ristigouche and a straight line perpendicular to the current 50 m upstream.
ExpandRivière Mitis saumon between its mouth and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge (Bergeron bridge).
ExpandRivière Mitis saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge (Bergeron bridge) and the farthest upstream limit of the Immeubles Boisbrillant property. (see also zone 2)
ExpandRivière Mitis saumon between the farthest upstream limit of the Immeubles Boisbrillant property and the Mitis Deux dam. (see also zone 2).
ExpandRivière Mitis saumon between the Mitis Deux dam and the Highway 132 bridge at Sainte-Angèle-de-Mérici. (see also zone 2)
ExpandRivière Murphy between the downstream side of the rue de la Plage bridge (de la Crevette Rose bridge, Percé city) and the downstream side of the Route 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Nouvelle saumon between a point situated 25 m upstream from the mouth of Petite rivière Nouvelle and the falls located at point 48°24'54" N., 66°30'53" W.
ExpandRivière Nouvelle saumon between the mouth of Cloche brook and a point 25 m upstream from the mouth of Petite rivière Nouvelle.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cap-Chat saumon
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia Est saumon its mouth to the mouth of the Stream Lesseps.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia Est saumon the mouth of the stream to its source Lesseps.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia Ouest saumon from its mouth to the mouth of the Six Miles Creek.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia Ouest saumon the mouth of the creek Six Miles to its source.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia saumon between a point representing the extension of the limit line of rangs V and VI of the Township of New Richmond corresponding to the downstream boundary of Zec Petite rivière Cascapédia (48°12'57" N., 65°45'42" W.) and the forks of Petite rivière Cascapédia Est and Petite rivière Cascapédia Ouest.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 and a point representing the extension of the limit line of rangs V and VI of the Township of New Richmond corresponding to the downstream boundary of Zec Petite rivière Cascapédia (48° 12'57" N., 65°45'42" W.).
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Cascapédia saumon between the downstream side of the Perron boulevard bridge and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Matane saumon
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Nouvelle saumon between the mouth of Cruiser brook (48°21'05" N., 66°34'59" W.) up to a point situated 50 m upstream from the mouth of Catalogne brook
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Nouvelle saumon from its mouth to a point situated at the mouth of Cruiser brook (48°21'05" N., 66°34'59" W.).
ExpandRivière Petite rivière Port-Daniel saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and its source.
ExpandRivière Portage between the downstream side of the rue de la Plage bridge (de la Crevette Rose bridge, Percé city) and the downstream side of the Route 132 bridge.
ExpandRivière Port-Daniel du Milieu (48°11'49" N., 64°58'29" W.).
ExpandRivière Port-Daniel saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the rivière Port-Daniel bridge, Rang VI (48°13'07" N., 64°57'23" W.).
ExpandRivière Port-Daniel saumon between the fish barrier at point and its source.
ExpandRivière Port-Daniel saumon between the rivière Port-Daniel bridge (Rang VI) and the fish barrier at point 48°15'04" N., 64°58'08" W.
ExpandRivière Reboul saumon
ExpandRivière Ristigouche saumon between a line running from one bank to the other from Coulée Ferguson in Québec to Ruisseau Copeland in New Brunswick and the CN railway bridge at Matapédia. (see also zone 2)
ExpandRivière Ristigouche saumon between Campbellton bridge and a line running from one bank to the other from Coulée Ferguson in Québec to Ruisseau Copeland in New Brunswick. (see also zone 2)
ExpandRivière Ristigouche saumon between the CN railway bridge at Matapédia and the mouth of the rivière Matapédia. (see also zone 2)
ExpandRivière Sainte-Anne Nord-Est saumon between its mouth and its source.
ExpandRivière Sainte-Anne saumon between the downstream side of the 1ere Avenue Ouest bridge in Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge. (see also zone 21)
ExpandRivière Sainte-Anne saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and the northern limit of the parc national de la Gaspésie.
ExpandRivière Sainte-Anne saumon between the northern limit of the parc national de la Gaspésie and the falls located near Gîte du Mont-Albert.
ExpandRivière Saint-Jean Sud saumon
ExpandRivière Saint-Jean saumon between a line drawn across the river from the boundary separating lots 1 and D (Rang 1, Haldimand) to the boundary separating lots 12 and 13 (Rang Nord-Ouest-de-la-Ville) and the boundary line of York and Douglas townships.
ExpandRivière Saint-Jean saumon between the boundary separating York and Douglas townships and the mouth of the Saint-Jean Sud river.
ExpandRivière Saint-Jean between the limit of the downstream side of the lagoon (including the downstream side of the CN bridge) and a line drawn across the river, from the boundary separating Lots 1 and D (Rang 1, Haldimand) to the boundary separating Lots 12 and 13 (Rang Nord-Ouest-de-la-Ville).
ExpandRivière Saint-Jean saumon between the mouth of the rivière Saint-Jean Sud and the source of the Saint-Jean river (and tributaries frequented by salmon).
ExpandRivière York saumon between a line drawn across the river from the boundary separating lots 22 and 23, Rang 1, to the boundary separating lots 17 and 18 (Rang 1, York township), and the downstream side of Wakeham bridge.
ExpandRivière York saumon between the downstream side of the Highway 132 bridge and a line drawn across the river joining the boundary separating lots 22 and 23 to the boundary separating lots 17 and 18 (Rang 1, York township).
ExpandRivière York saumon between the downstream side of the Wakeham bridge and the extension of the boundary separating blocks 43 and 54 of Baillargeon township.
ExpandRivière York saumon between the extension of the boundary separating blocks 43 and 54 of Baillargeon township and the mouth of Patch brook.
ExpandRivière York saumon between the mouth of Castor brook and the outlet of lac York.
ExpandRivière York saumon between the mouth of Patch brook and the mouth of Castor brook.
ExpandRuisseau Blanc (tributary of Ruisseau Malbaie) (48°31'49" N., 64°32'44" W.) This sector does not have a salmon river status.
ExpandRuisseau des Mineurs between its confluence with the Cascapedia river and the limit of the reserve Dunière.
ExpandRuisseau des Mineurs between the limit of the Dunière reserve and its source.
ExpandRuisseau Malbaie (48°31'06" N., 64°33'37" W.) (this sector does not have a salmon river status)
ExpandRuisseau Mann from its mouth up to a point 50 m upstream from the mouth of Mann-Est brook.
ExpandRuisseau Mourier saumon
ExpandRuisseau Pineault saumon
ExpandZec Baillargeon
ExpandZec Cap-Chat
ExpandZec des Anses