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 8

Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
CollapseRules for the zone
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020
  Atlantic Salmon2 or 3 small caught and released waterA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
Salmon fishing licence mandatory.
 
  Black Crappie30  
  Shad5  
  Smelt120  
  Striped BassFishing prohibited  
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 26th, 2019 to September 8th, 2019
  Char10 in all  
  Cutthroat Trout and Brown Trout5 in all  
  Lake Trout and Splake Trout2 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
  Landlocked Salmon3Angling only 
  Rainbow Trout10 (for the fluvial portion of the area, there is no catch limit)  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 3rd, 2019 to March 31st, 2020
  Pike6 in all  
  Yellow Perch50  
 CollapsePeriodFrom May 10th, 2019 to March 31st, 2020
  Walleye and Sauger6 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 14th, 2019 to March 31st, 2020
  Bass6 in all  
  Muskellunge1 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom June 15th, 2019 to October 31st, 2019
  Sturgeon1 in allA length limit may apply for this species. Check the applicable limits for this zone.
Angling only
 
 CollapsePeriodFrom April 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2020 - Other species
  Other speciesno limit  

Bodies of water – Regulatory exceptions

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Species 
Catch limit 
Note 
Fishing device 
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du Lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 7) River Richelieu (Communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) from its mouth in the fleuve Saint-Laurent to the Highway 30 bridge.
ExpandCommunal Wildlife Area du Lac Saint-Pierre (voir aussi zone 7) River Saint-Laurent (Communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) between the eastern boundary of Zone 8 and the downstream side of the power transmission lines of the Hydro-Québec hydroelectric station in Tracy, up to the high water line.
ExpandLake des Deux Montagnes - the part formed by Carillon bay, north of a straight line running from Aux Roches point (45°31'27" N., 74°18'42" W.) to the ruisseau Portage (45°31'23" N., 74°19'42" W.); - The part formed by Fer-à-Cheval bay, west of a straight line running from the eastern tip of Carillon island (45°30'59" N., 74°15'05" W.)to the eastern tip of Paquin island (45°30'43" N., 74°14'51" W.).
ExpandLake Saint-François
ExpandLake Saint-Louis
ExpandNational Park du Mont-Saint-Bruno
ExpandRiver aux Brochets between the Notre-Dame-de-Stanbridge dam and the mouth of ruiseau Ewing situated downstream of the Highway 133 bridge in the municipality of Saint-Pierre-de-Véronne-à-Pike-River.
ExpandRiver aux Brochets from the mouth of brook Ewing situated downstream of the Highway 133 bridge in the municipality of Saint- Pierre-de-Véronne-à-Pike-River up to its outlet in Missisquoi bay.
ExpandRiver Beaudette upstream of the Highway 20 bridge (45°13'15" N., 74°19'33" W.).
ExpandRiver Châteauguay * between the dam upstream of Châteauguay and its extension to the north shore and the first bridge downstream of this dam; * between the Sainte-Martine dam and the mouth of the rivière Esturgeon.
ExpandRiver Châteauguay the portion between 100 meters downstream and 100 meters upstream of the Steel Highway Bridge (30) at Châteauguay.
ExpandRiver Chibouet between its mouth and a point 200 m upstream (45°47'03" N., 72°52'14" W.).
ExpandRiver de l'Achigan between the railway bridge downstream of Gosselin Road (45°51'62" N., 73°28'25" W.) and the dam upstream of Route 341 to the Epiphany (45°50'48" N., 73°29'37" W.).
ExpandRiver des Mille Îles * from the CP bridge downstream of the Highway 25 bridge up to its confluence with the rivière Des Prairies; * the part between the CPR bridge downstream from the bridge of Highway 25 to its confluence with the St. Lawrence River.
ExpandRiver des Mille Îles between the Highway 25 bridge and the CP bridge downstream.
ExpandRiver des Outaouais * Between a point 180 m upstream of the CN bridge at Dorion and a straight line running from the southern tip of Petite île Besner to Pointe aux Chênes; * between a point 325 m upstream of the railway bridge at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and a line parallel to the Highway 20 bridge via the southern end of the pier at the lock canal (comprising part of the river known as "chenal Proulx" or "Stocker brook").
ExpandRiver des Outaouais between the Carillon dam and the power line situated 4 km downstream of this dam (45°32'19" N., 74°21'08" W.).
ExpandRiver des Outaouais between the Highway 40 bridge (Île aux Tourtes bridge) and lac Saint-Louis, except for the following sectors : * between a point 180 m upstream of the CN bridge at Dorion and a straight line running from the southern tip of Petite île Besner to Pointe aux Chênes; * between a point 325 m upstream of the railway bridge at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue and a line parallel to the Highway 20 bridge via the southern end of the pier at the lock canal (comprising part of the river known as 'chenal Proulx' or 'Stocker brook').
ExpandRiver des Prairies - that part between the Hydro-Québec dam and the upstream side of Pie-IX bridge, located downstream, as well as the south arm to the Moulins dam (45°35'57" N., 73°38'49" W.).
ExpandRiver des Prairies - that part between the upstream side of the Pie-IX bridge and its confluence with St. Lawrence river
ExpandRiver l'Acadie between the Highway 112 (45°27'33" N., 73°18'22" W.) bridge and the Highway 104 bridge (45°22'34" N., 73°22'11" W.).
ExpandRiver L'Assomption between the first sill downstream of Chutes à Morin in Joliette (45°59'49" N., 73°25'06" W.) and the power transmission line downstream (45°58'37" N., 73°22'45" W.).
ExpandRiver Noire between the eastern tip of the island (45°30'04" N., 72°54'48" W.) downstream of Saint-Pie up to its confluence with the rivière Yamaska.
ExpandRiver Noire between the Émileville dam (45°29'12" N., 72°53'39" W.) and the eastern tip of the island (45°30'04" N., 72°54'48" W.) downstream of Saint- Pie.
ExpandRiver Noire between the Père Tarte dam (45°36'10" N., 72°43'20" W.) in Saint-Ephrem d'Upton and the Émileville dam (45°29'12" N., 72°53'39" W.).
ExpandRiver Ouareau between Crabtree dam (45°57'56" N., 73°28'03" W.) and its confluence with rivière l'Assomption in Saint-Paul (45°56'25" N., 73°24'26" W.).
ExpandRiver Richelieu between an imaginary line running from Chambly fort to the opposite bank, which follows over a distance of 50 m the northwestern tip of the islands downstream of the rapids and the upstream side of the power line that crosses Chambly rapids (Sectors B and C of the Pierre-Étienne Fortin reserve).
ExpandRiver Richelieu between the downstream side of the bridge of Highway 30 and a line drawn from Chambly fort and extending to the opposite shore, while running alongside at a distance of 50 m the northwestern tip of the islands located downstream of the rapids (45º27'20" N., 73º16'30" W.).
ExpandRiver Richelieu between the upstream side of the power line that crosses Chambly rapids and the Chambly dam. (Sector A of the Pierre-Étienne Fortin reserve).
ExpandRiver Rigaud between the Highway 40 (45°29'10" N., 74°17'57" W.) bridge and the dam upstream (45°28'28" N., 74°18'42" W.) of the city of Rigaud.
ExpandRiver Saint-Jean its mouth in the fleuve Saint-Laurent (45°52'23" N., 73°16'56" W.) and chemin Joliette in Lanoraie (45°58'21" N., 73°15'09" W.), including rivière Saint-Antoine, as well as the other tributaries of rivière Saint-Jean.
ExpandRiver Saint-Laurent (sector not located in Communal wildlife area of lac Saint-Pierre) between the downstream side of the Beauharnois and Pointe-des-Cascades dams and the downhill side of the power transmission lines of the Hydro-Québec hydroelectric station in Tracy.
ExpandRiver Yamaska at Farnham, between the footbridge dam and the Highway 10 bridge.
ExpandRiver Yamaska at Saint-Hyacinthe, between the T.D. Bouchard power station (45°37'17" N., 72°57'02" W.) and the Concorde Avenue bridge (45°37'21" N., 72°56'18" W.).
ExpandRiver Yamaska between a point 1 km upstream of the bridge at Saint-Hugues and a point 1 km downstream of the same bridge.
ExpandRiver Yamaska from the Highway 10 bridge (45°22'35" N., 72°59'39" O.) to the T.D. Bouchard power station (45°37'17" N., 72°57'02" W.) in Saint-Hyacinthe.