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. Make sure you understand the different limits.

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Fishing periods, limits and exceptions for zone 17

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2023 to April 27th, 2023
  
Pike
8 in all Angling or fly fishing
  
Walleye and Sauger
8 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.Angling or fly fishing
  
Yellow Perch
50 Angling or fly fishing
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2023 to March 31st, 2024
  
Striped Bass
Fishing prohibited  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 28th, 2023 to September 4th, 2023
  
Char (arctic char, brook trout)
15 in all or 4 kg + 1 brook trout whichever is reached first Angling or fly fishing
  
Lake Trout and Splake Trout
2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.Angling or fly fishing
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 26th, 2023 to September 4th, 2023
  
Whitefish
no limit Angling or fly fishing
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 26th, 2023 to March 31st, 2024
  
Pike
8 in all Angling or fly fishing
  
Walleye and Sauger
8 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.Angling or fly fishing
  
Yellow Perch
50 Angling or fly fishing
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2023 to October 31st, 2023
  
Sturgeon
1 in all Angling or fly fishing
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2023 to April 27th, 2023- Other species
  no limit Angling or fly fishing
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 26th, 2023 to March 31st, 2024- Other species
  no limit Angling or fly fishing

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandBrook Germain between a point on lac Édith (49°26'21" N., 75°29'28" W.) and its mouth in lac Germain (49°26'52" N., 75°29'00" W.).
ExpandLake Antoinette (49°56'00" N., 74°25'37" O.)
ExpandLake Armitage (49°46'55" N., 74°08'15" W.)
ExpandLake au Goéland the portion situated within a 200 m radius upstream of its outlet'S mouth, the Rivère Waswanipi, bounded by the coordinates 49°50'19" N., 76°54'53" W. and 49°50'29" N., 76°54'38" W.
ExpandLake aux Dorés (49°51'09" N., 74°21'05" O.)
ExpandLake Barlow (49°55'25" N., 74°41'14" W.)
ExpandLake Bourbeau - (49°57'37" N., 74°17'33" W.)
ExpandLake Caché (49°50'15" N., 74°24'15" O.)
ExpandLake Chevrier (Lake Obatogamau) (49°38'08" N., 74°27'50" W.)
ExpandLake Chevrier (Lake Obatogamau) between a point situated at 49°38'50" N., 74°26'18" W. and the mouth of ruisseau Audet (49°38'44" N., 74°24'01" W.).
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Armitage River, that part between its mouth in Girard Bay and a point situated 5 km upstream (49°49'40'' N., 74°05'10'' W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Club Bay (49°53'22" N., 74°01'50" W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Énard River, that part between its mouth in Inlet Bay and a point located 7 km upstream (49°42'30'' N., 74°20'49'' W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - except the following waters: Club Bay (49°53'22" N., 74°01'50" W.); Girard Bay, that part included within a 500 m radius downstream from the mouth of Armitage River (49°52'05'' N., 74°03'20'' W.); Nepton Bay, that part included within a 500 m radius downstream from the mouth of Little Nepton River (49°55'26'' N., 74°01'48.2'' W.) and that part included within a 500 m radius from the mouth of Nepton River (49°55'09'' N., 74°00'57'' W.); Énard River, the part between its mouth in Inlet Bay and a point 7 km upstream (49°42'30 "N., 74°20'49" W.); Armitage River, that part between its mouth in Girard Bay and a point situated 5 km upstream (49°49'40'' N., 74°05'10'' W.); Nepton Little river, that part between its mouth in Nepton Bay and a point situated 1 km upstream (49°55'40'' N., 74°01'50'' W.); Nepton River, that part between its mouth in Nepton Bay and a point situated 2 km upstream (49°55'30'' N., 74°00'30'' W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Girard Bay, that part included within a 500 m radius downstream from the mouth of Armitage River (49°52'05'' N., 74°03'20'' W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Nepton Bay, that part included within a 500 m radius downstream from the mouth of Little Nepton River (49°55'26'' N., 74°01'48.2'' W.) and that part included within a 500 m radius from the mouth of Nepton River (49°55'09'' N., 74°00'57'' W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Nepton Little river, that part between its mouth in Nepton Bay and a point situated 1 km upstream (49°55'40'' N., 74°01'34,6'' W.)
ExpandLake Chibougamau - Nepton River, that part between its mouth in Nepton Bay and a point situated 2 km upstream (49°55'30'' N., 74°00'30'' W.)
ExpandLake Claude (49°41'45" N., 74°11'56" O.)
ExpandLake David (49°50'00" N., 74°29'24" W.)
ExpandLake Doda (49°24'04" N., 75°11'40" W.)
ExpandLake Doda the part comprised within a radius of 500 m of the mouth of rivière Saint-Cyr (49°19'03" N., 75°19'13" W.).
ExpandLake Dufresne (49°35'06" N., 74°14'35" W.)
ExpandLake Dulieux (49°48'33" N., 74°33'28" W.)
ExpandLake Father - (49°18'41" N., 75°28'26" W.)
ExpandLake Gilman (49°54'41" N., 74°20'19" W.)
ExpandLake Gwillim (49°56'12" N., 74°29'49" W.)
ExpandLake Lefebvre (49°58'17" N., 79°23'43" O.)
ExpandLake Lymburner (49°57'24" N., 74°03'55" W.)
ExpandLake Matagami (49°52'00" N., 77°26'47" O.)
ExpandLake Nicole (49°15'12" N., 76°02'53" O.)
ExpandLake Pusticamica (49°21'00" N., 76°22'30" W.)
ExpandLake Pusticamica the portion situated within a 300 m radius downstream of the mouth of the rivière O'Sullivan (49°20'41" N., 76°20'33" W. and 49°20'44" N., 76°20'33" W.).
ExpandLake Sauvage (49°53'36" N., 74°23'07" O.)
ExpandLake Scott (49°50'37" N., 74°37'40" W.)
ExpandLake Simon (49°49'23" N., 74°35'10" W.)
ExpandLake Waswanipi the portion situated within a 300 m radius downstream of the mouth of the rivière O'Sullivan (49°27'59" N., 76°28'05" W. and 49°27'55" N., 76°28'06" W.) (Ailly, Bosse and Nelligan townships).
ExpandRiver Chibougamau between Du Rapide bridge between the islands (48211 road, km 14) (49°54'04" N., 74°44'23" W.) and a line situated 1.5 km downstream, towards lac Opémisca,conneting points 49°53'34" N., 74°45'22" W. et 49°53'31" N., 74°45'08" W..
ExpandRiver de l'Aigle between its mouth in lac Doda and a line situated 7 km upstream connecting points 49°23'37" N., 75°07'44" W. et 49°23'27" N., 75°07'27"W..
ExpandRiver Opawica between its mouth in lac Doda to and a point situated 5 km upstream (49°28'30" N., 75°05'39" W.).
ExpandRiver Opawica between the bridge on kilometre 37,5 of road R-1009 (Barrette-sud) and a point situated 1 km downstream towards lac Des Vents (49°29'45" N., 74°46'00" W.).
ExpandRiver Opémisca between its mouth in lac Opémisca (49°57'20" N., 74°54'40" W.) and a point situated 8 km upstream, corresponding to latitude 50° North.
ExpandRiver O'Sullivan between its mouth into lac Pusticamica bounded by the coordinates 49°20'41" N., 76°20'32" W. and 49°20'44" N., 76°20'33" W. and a point 3.2 km upstream (49°19'41" N., 76°18'51" W.).
ExpandRiver O'Sullivan between its mouth into lac Waswanipi bounded by the coordinates 49°27'59" N., 76°28'05" W. and 49°27'55" N., 76°28'06" W. and a point 300 m upstream (49°27'50" N., 76°27'58" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-Cyr between the km 16 bridge of chemin R1053 (Barette south) (49°17'15" N., 75°18'42" W.) and its mouth in lac Doda.
ExpandRiver Waswanipi between its mouth into lac au Goéland bounded by the coordinates 49°50'19" N., 76°54'53" W. and 49°50'29" N., 76°54'38" W. and a point 3 km downstream towards lac Olga (49°50'41" N., 76°56'44" W.).
ExpandRiver Waswanipi between its mouth into lac Olga bounded by the coordinates 49°51'26" N., 77°10'24" W. and 49°51'13" N., 77°11'01" W. and a point 100 m downstream its mouth in lac Matagami and bounded by the coordinates 49°54'24" N., 77°15'47" W. and 49°54'26" N., 77°14'47" W.
ExpandRiver Waswanipi between the limit of the Waswanipi Category II lands and a point 100 m downstream of its mouth into lac Au Goéland (49°43' N., 76°44' W., Vignal and Ailly townships). Canton Vignal et Ailly