Fishing on the




Rising from the plateaux region of the Gaspé Peninsula, the Grande-Rivière flows for 60 kilometers across a series of mountains and into the Baie des Chaleurs, in the town of Grande-Rivière.

Known by the natives for millennia as the “Great Inland Road”, the Grande-Rivière saw the first European settlers arrive in the 17th century. In 1697, the Comte de Frontenac turned the area into a seigneury, later possessed by the British and the Jèrriais. Then, in 1919, Americans established the river’s first fishing club. Today, the river itself stands as a salmon ZEC controlled by the Société de gestion de la Grande Rivière. An area of about two kilometers, enclosed between sectors 2 and 3 of the river, is still privately owned today.

The Grande-Rivière has 6 available sectors for salmon anglers, 3 of which have limited access. In total there are 44 pools, of which the deepest are distinguished for their spectacular emerald color. Salmon are generally very easy to see in the Grande-Rivière. Access to the river is facilitated by a well-maintained road network.

In addition to Atlantic salmon, the waters of the Grande-Rivière are home to brook trout.


River manager

Société de gestion de la rivière Grande-Rivière

Online services

60 km

Types of fishing

Wade fishing

Fishing season

June 1st to September 30th

Pools and Sectors

44 pools spread out over 3 limited access sectors and 3 public access sector

Daily catch limit per angler

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