- 84, rue St-Germain Est, bureau 2080, Rimouski (Québec), G5L 1A6
- 418 722-3726
- Free Phone
- Length: 75 km.
- Sectors and pools: 67 pools in two sectors; one is a limited-access sectors and one is open-access.
- Type of fishing allowed: Wading.
- Salmon fishing season: June 1 to September 15.
- Daily salmon catch limit per angler: Catch and release is mandatory for large salmon; anglers may keep two (2) grilse per fishing day.
Salmon fishing on the Rivière Trinité
Some 95 kilometres from Baie-Comeau on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Rivière Trinité flows southward 75 kilometres through a winding valley in the Laurentian Plateau before emptying into the St. Lawrence near the village of Baie-Trinité. Between 700 and 800 salmon return to the river each year.
For much of the twentieth century, the fishing rights on the river were held by two lumber companies, St. Lawrence Paper Mills and Domtar. When Domtar’s lease ended in 1976, sport fishing on the river was opened to all Quebec anglers. Since that time, the river has been managed by a local organization, the Société d’aménagement de Baie-Trinité. It was designated a controlled harvesting zone (ZEC) for salmon fishing in 1987. The salmon of the Trinité have access to a fishway, and they have been the subject of ongoing scientific research since 1982.
The Trinité is typical of rivers on the Côte-Nord, with an upstream portion that flows slowly through shallow pools among scattered boulders and a steeper downstream portion that has a considerably higher flow rate. The Rivière Trinité has several rapids and deeper pools. There are a total of 67 pools under 30 metres long, distributed in two sectors – one limited-access sector and one open-access. Only wade fishing is allowed. Route 138 and a dirt road provide easy access to the river.
Both the Atlantic salmon and the river’s sea-run brook trout benefit from the fishway built in the ZEC.
- The annual statistics are provided by the Government of Quebec.