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 3

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020
  SmeltFishing prohibited  
  Striped BassFishing prohibited  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 26th, 2019 to September 2nd, 2019
  Lake Trout And Splake Trout2 in allThese measures concerning lake trout do not apply to national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and zecs, and to certain water bodies situated in those areas where outfitters have exclusive fishing rights of Zones 10 to 15,18 and 26 to 28. 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 26th, 2019 to September 8th, 2019
  Char15 in all  
  Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout5 in all  
  Landlocked Salmon3  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 26th, 2019 to November 30th, 2019
  Yellow Perch50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 17th, 2019 to November 30th, 2019
  Pike6 in all  
  Walleye and Sauger6 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Select your fishing zone on Québec.ca in order to confirm the length limit allowed.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2019
  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. 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 14th, 2019 to November 30th, 2019
  Bass6 in all  
  Muskellunge2  
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2019 to October 31st, 2019
  Sturgeon1 in all  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 26th, 2019 to November 30th, 2019 - Other species
  Other speciesno limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandLac aux Canards (46°50'01" N., 70°48'53" W.)
ExpandLac aux Castors (45°56'04" N., 70°17'52" W.).
ExpandLac Beaumont (46°46'42" N., 70°59'15" W.)
ExpandLac Bringé (47°06'35" N., 70°10'10" W.)
ExpandLac Champagne (45°54'57" N., 70°19'03" W.).
ExpandLac Coburn (45°55'17" N., 70°19'41" W.).
ExpandLac Collin (46°43'00" N., 70°17'32" W.)
ExpandLac de la Roche (46°56'40" N., 70°26'13" W., Pourvoirie du Forestier)
ExpandLac des Abénaquis (46°09'49" N., 70°21'41" W.)
ExpandLac du Curé (46°56'16" N., 70°26'30" W., Pourvoirie du Forestier)
ExpandLac du Portage (45°56'07" N., 70°16'05" W., Pourvoirie du lac Portage).
ExpandLac Frontière (46°42'24" N., 70°00'04" W.)
ExpandLac Saint-Charles (46°46'47" N., 70°57'49" W.)
ExpandLac Sainte-Thérèse (46°56'30" N., 70°25'45" W., Pourvoirie du Forestier)
ExpandLac Trois-Saumons (47°07'36" N., 70°11'13" W.)
ExpandRivière Etchemin between Sainte-Claire bridge and its source.
ExpandRivière Grande Rivière saumon between the northeast boundary of Ashford township and its source.
ExpandRivière Ouelle saumon between the northeast boundary of Ashford township and the downstream side of the Rang 9 bridge (Rang Saint-Joseph) in the municipality of Tourville.
ExpandRivière Rat Musqué saumon between its confluence with the Grande Rivière and its source.
ExpandZec Jaro