- 84, rue St-Germain Est, bureau 2080, Rimouski (Québec), G5L 1A6
- 418 722-3726
- Free Phone
- Length: 150 km
- Type of fishing allowed: Salmon fishing
Salmon fishing on the Saint-Paul River
The Saint-Paul is a glistening jewel of nature found at the east end of Quebec’s Lower North Shore, near the village of Blanc-Sablon. Issuing from the Labrador Plateau, the river runs cold and clear for more than 150 kilometers (93.75 miles) through a valley of great beauty before reaching its final destination at the town of Rivière Saint-Paul, where it empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Two outfitters provide fishing rights and privileges on the river. Outfitter Green Point, created by the Association pour le développement du tourisme de la rivière Saint-Paul in 1996, manages the exclusive rights on the lower 17 kilometers (11 miles) of the river, starting at the river mouth and ending upriver of the Green Point rapids. The upper fishable 40 kilometers (25 miles) of the river are leased in exclusivity to the Saint-Paul Salmon Club, which provides fishing rights on this portion of the river.
The Saint-Paul River supports a healthy run of Atlantic salmon composed of multi-sea winter fish ranging in size between 4.5 and 8.5 kilos (10 and 18 pounds) and grilse between 2 and 3 kilos (4.4 and 6.6 pounds). The fishing season begins in mid-June and ends toward the end of August. Access to the Saint-Paul is provided by regular flights from major cities or by ferry from Newfoundland and then by road from Blanc-Sablon. The Saint-Paul River is a beautiful stream that attracts a strong run of hard-fighting salmon.
- The annual statistics are provided by the Government of Quebec.