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The Moisie River

A huge river known for the quality of its fishing!
A  jewel  of  Quebec’s  natural  heritage,  the  Moisie  is  renowned  as  one  of  the  most  important spawning  grounds  for  Atlantic  salmon  in  North  America.  It  has  a  worldwide  reputation  for premium sport fishing and spectacular scenery. 

A summary

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



Association de protection de la rivière Moisie

Contact information

660 boul. Laure, local 103 Sept-Iles (QC) G4R 1X9
(418) 962-3737 or (418) 927-2021 (in season)
(418) 962-3234
Learn more about this river

Annual statistics

Moon phase

Moon phases

River Condition(s)

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.