The Moisie River
- 410 km, of which 23 km are open to fishing in the sectors managed by the ZEC.
- Sectors and pools
- 33 pools in one open-access sector and one limited-access sector
- Type of fishing
- Salmon fishing season
- Form May 24 to early July
- Daily salmon catch limit per angler
- One (1) large salmon
Salmon fishing the Moisie River
The Association de protection de la rivière Moisie (APRM) was formed in 1978 to protect the fauna and flora of the Moisie River and its tributaries. In 1982, an agreement was signed with the Camp de pêche de la rivière Moisie (CPRM) to allow members of the APRM to have fishing access to the Winthrop-Campbell sector, located 4 kilometres downstream of the CPRM. In 1987, the Quebec government ceded management of the Moisie to the APRM, designating it a controlled harvesting zone (ZEC). The ZEC de la riviere Moisie also includes a campground and a fishing area extending 19 kilometres from the mouth of the river to the downstream boundary of the Winthrop-Campbell sector.
The Rivière Moisie originates from Opocopa Lake, situated at an elevation of 520 metres in Labrador. It flows south 410 kilometres through the majestic landscapes of a deep rugged valley covered with forests of conifers, birch and aspen before emptying into the Gulf of St. Lawrence at the municipality of Moisie, 26 kilometres east of Sept-Îles.
The Moisie has a strong current, averaging 490 cubic metres per second, and features occasional waterfalls, some hundred rapids and plenty of good fish habitat. In fact, it is one of the best salmon rivers in all of eastern North America, producing salmon renowned for their impressive size, strength and combativeness.
- Annual statistics are provided by the Government of Quebec.