With a total length of 63 kilometers, the Dartmouth River is the smallest of the three Gaspé rivers. Like its two sisters, the York and Saint-Jean rivers, it begins in the northeastern part of the Chic-Choc Mountains and empties into the Gaspé Bay. It flows predominantly in the wilderness, apart from the mouth, located in a rural area of the city of Gaspé. The Darmouth is easy to access as both sides of the river are bordered by a road.
The 51 pools available on the Darmouth are divided into 7 sectors, 4 of which have limited access. Wade fishing is easy and there is no need for a canoe to fish for salmon. The Dartmouth River remains cool throughout the season, and despite its slight amber color, it is still clear enough so that we can see the fish in the water. The conditions on the Darmouth can change dramatically as the water tends to drop and rise very quickly according to rainfall.
The Dartmouth River is appealing to the lone angler as it is not usually crowded. Yet, it offers stunning natural scenery, and conditions for varied and exciting fishing opportunities