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Kécarpoui River




Contact information

84, rue St-Germain Est, bureau 2080, Rimouski (Québec), G5L 1A6
418 722-3726
Free Phone

Annual statistics

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A summary

  • Length: 27 km
  • Type of fishing allowed: Salmon fishing


Salmon fishing in the Kécarpoui River

The Kécarpoui (in Montagnais “the porcupine river”) is only a short salmon stream. From its source to where it empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence near the town of Saint-Augustin, it covers only 27 kilometers (17 miles). About 70 percent of the river’s length is accessible to migrating salmon, which on average weigh between 2.2 and 4.8 kilos (4.8 and 10.5 pounds). The size of the run is unknown, as is the case on a majority of salmon rivers on the NorthShore.

The Kécarpoui is a public river, but access is not straightforward. For full access to the best pools and a comfortable stay, visiting anglers can call on the outfitter that provides non-exclusive fishing rights on the river. In addition to providing easy access, this outfitter is noted for the variety and quality of the services it offers to discriminating anglers. The salmon in the Kécarpoui are known to fight hard and provide seasoned anglers with a memorable fishing experience.



  • The annual statistics are provided by the Government of Quebec.