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.

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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 6

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2021
  Striped BassFishing prohibited  
  SturgeonFishing 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 Salmon3A 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
  Black Crappie30  
  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 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 à la Truite (45°20'42" N., 72°09'04" O.) (Orford township)
ExpandLake Boissonneault (45°35'46" N., 71°54'18" O.)
ExpandLake Boivin (45°24'08" N., 72°41'47" O.)
ExpandLake Brompton (45°25'46" N., 72°08'56" O.)
ExpandLake Brousseau (45°20'00" N., 72°26'12" O.)
ExpandLake d'Argent (45°18'37" N., 72°18'51" O.)
ExpandLake Desmarais (45°27'42" N., 72°07'08" O.)
ExpandLake Lovering (45°10'51" N., 72°09'21" O.)
ExpandLake Magog (45°18' N., 72°02' O.)
ExpandLake Massawippi (45°12'57" N., 72°00'00" O.)
ExpandLake Memphrémagog (45°08' N., 72°16' O.) except that part lying north of a line from Point Cabana (45°15'51" N., 72°09'40" W.) at Point Merry (45°16'09" N., 72°10'12" W.) (Baie de Magog).
ExpandLake Memphrémagog (45°08' N., 72°16' O.) the area north of a line from Point Cabana (45°15'51" N., 72°09'40" W.) at Merry Point (45°16'09" N., 72°10'12" W. ) (Baie de Magog).
ExpandLake Miroir (lac Dudswell) (45°35'41" N., 71°36'15" O.)
ExpandLake Montjoie (45°24'27" N., 72°05'56" O.)
ExpandLake Parker (45°19'40" N., 72°18'50" O.)
ExpandLake Petit lac Saint-François (45°32' N., 72°02' O.)
ExpandLake Roxton (45°28' N., 72°39' O.)
ExpandLake Simoneau (45°24'44" N., 72°11'22" O.)
ExpandLake Stoke (45°31'07" N., 71°48'41" O.)
ExpandLake Stukely (45°22'31" N., 72°15'07" O.)
ExpandLake Wallace (45°01' N., 71°38' O.)
ExpandNational Park du Mont-Orford
ExpandReservoir Choinière (45°25'42" N., 72°36'10" O.)
ExpandRiver au Saumon between Bombardier dam (lac Brompton) and the downstream side of the Highway 222 bridge.
ExpandRiver aux Cerises between the Highway 10 (45°17'36" N., 72°09'60" W.) bridge and the southern limit of Mont-Orford national park (45°18'59" N., 72°10'36" W.).
ExpandRiver Magog between lac Magog (45°20'02" N., 72°01'20" W.) and the rivière Saint-François (45°24'21" N., 71°53'26" W.).
ExpandRiver Magog between lac Memphrémagog (45°15'49" N., 72°09'31" W.) and the Dominion Textile dam at Magog (45°15'47" N., 72°08'38" W.).
ExpandRiver Niger between the Way's Mills road bridge (45°08'02" N., 72°00'11" W.) to the dam downstream at coordinates (45°08'46" N., 72°01'06" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-François between the CN railway bridge in Richmond (45°40'27" N., 72°10'43" W.) and the Highway 20 bridge in Drummondville (45°54'34" N., 72°29'46" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-François between the dam at Bromptonville (45°28'42" N., 71°57'09" W.) and the railway bridge situated downstream (45°29'01" N., 71°57'37" W.)and also between the dam at Windsor (45°33'26" N., 72°00'30" W.) and the road 249 bridge (45°34'04" N., 72°00'28" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-François Between the Drummondville railway bridge (45°53'14" N., 72°28'55" W.) and the Curé-Marchand Bridge located 90 m downstream and in the triangular zone delimited by the central pillar of the Curé-Marchand bridge, to the east (45°53'16" N., 72°28'58" W.), the fenced boundary of the Hydro-Québec power plant site, to the west (45°53'15" N., 72°29'9" W.) and the power plant, to the south (45°53'13" N., 72°29'2" W.).
ExpandRiver Saint-François between the Highway 112 bridge in Sherbrooke and the CN railway bridge in Richmond situated downstream (45°40'27" N., 72°10'43" W.), except for the following sectors: * between the dam at Bromptonville (45°28'42" N., 71°57'09" W.) and the railway bridge situated downstream (45°29'01" N., 71°57'37" W.); * between the dam at Windsor (45°33'26" N., 72°00'30" W.) and the road 249 bridge (45°34'04" N., 72°00'28" W.).
ExpandRiver Watopeka between the rivière Saint-François (45°33'50" N., 72°00'18" W.) and Highway 143 (45°33'53" N., 72°00'11" W.).
ExpandRiver Watopeka partie nommée "étang McCarthy" comprise entre le barrage McCarthy (45°36'57" N., 71°51'29" O.) et un point situé à 400 m en amont (45°37'03" N., 71°51'11" O.) poisson
ExpandRiver Yamaska and its tributaries, including lac Boivin (45°24'08" N., 72°41'47" W.) and the réservoir Choinière (45°25'42" N., 72°36'10" W.).
ExpandStream Brook between the Highway 143 bridge at Massawippi (45°10'51" N., 71°59'25" W.) and lac Massawippi (45°11'28" N., 72°00'19" W.).
ExpandStream Castle tributaries of lac Memphrémagog.
ExpandStream Taylor tributaries of lac Memphrémagog.