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Fishing

Saint-Jean-Gaspé River

Les Trois Rivières de Gaspé

Le cœur de la ville de Gaspé bat au rythme des montaisons de saumons atlantique puisque ce bijou de la péninsule gaspésienne est riche de trois légendaires rivières à saumon, la York, la Dartmouth et la St-Jean. Nous vous proposons une destination unique, réputée mondialement pour la pêche à la mouche sèche sur les eaux cristallines, qui sera à la hauteur de votre passion. Gaspé est un paradis de la pêche à la mouche pour la diversité et la qualité de son offre de pêche. Lors de votre séjour, vous pourrez pêcher l’un des nombreux secteurs contingentés ou non-contingentés ou choisir l’expérience tout inclus qu’offre le Pavillon St-Jean, un des camps de pêche les plus appréciés en Gaspésie et en Amérique du Nord.

A summary

Lenght
121 km
Sectors and pools
82 pools in 3 limited-access fishing sectors
Type of fishing allowed
Wade fishing
Salmon fishing season
25 may au 30 septembre
Daily salmon catch limit per angler
2 small salmon (under 63 centimetres)

Exploitant

Société de gestion des rivières de Gaspé

 

 

 

 

Contact information

Address
25, boulevard York Est, Gaspé (Québec) G4X 2K9
Phone
(418) 368-2324
Free Phone
(866) 332-2324
Fax
(418) 368-7353
Email
info@saumongaspe.com

Annual statistics

Moon phase

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River Condition(s)

Salmon fishing on the St-Jean River

Flowing 121 kilometers from its source in the Chic Choc Range, the St. Jean River is classified among the ten best salmon rivers in Quebec. One of the clearest rivers in the world, salmon are easily seen in the 44 kilometer section where salmon fishing is permitted. The St. Jean has a history of salmon fishing that spans more than 130 years. During that time, the St. Jean has gained notoriety for unusually strong salmon, a wilderness setting, and salmon pools so beautiful—so crystal-clear—that they take your breath away.

In the river’s upper reaches, the Pavilion St. Jean provides access to 50 pools, guides, and lodging in an atmosphere of Old World hospitality. Here, you will experience salmon fishing as it was envisioned by the sport’s earliest practitioners. The lower sectors of the St. Jean provide easy access to the river at a cost to suit a variety of tastes and budgets. Divided into four sectors, the St. Jean provides daily access to over 80 salmon pools for a limited number of rods. For the many anglers who return to the river every year, the St. Jean is perfection when it comes to salmon fishing.

The Saint-Jean River is home to 6 species of fish. Other than the Atlantic salmon (50.3/100m2) and brook charr (2.13/100 m2), less prevalent species are American eel, stickleback, banded killifish, and sea lamprey.

 

Note

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