A trademark of the Fédération des gestionnaires de rivières à saumon du Québec

Petite Watshishou River


Contact information

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

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A summary

  • Length: 70 kilometer (44 miles)
  • Type of fishing allowed: salmon fishing



Salmon fishing in the Petite Watshishou River

The Petite Watshishou resembles her close neighbor, the Piashti. This 70 kilometer (44 miles) river issues from Lake Gallienne and empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence only 14 kilometers (9 miles) from the lovely village of Baie-Johan-Beetz, the point of entry of the Piashti.

The river features only 7 pools spread out over 21 kilometers (13 miles) of fishable water. The pools can be fished by wading or in a small boat, depending on water levels. Fishing takes place from mid-June to the end of August. Access to fishing on the river is provided by the same outfitter that provides the exclusive fishing rights on the Piashti. The salmon caught on the Petite Watshishou are also comparable in size to those that ascend the Piashti. Should you fish the lovely Petite Watshishou, you will similarly experience quality fishing, unmatched hospitality and stunning surroundings.



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