Petite Cascapédia River
The 92 kilometer long Petite Cascapédia river rises at an altitude of 700 meters and has two branches, east and west. These flow down the Chic-Chocs mountains at an average gradient of 4.9 meters per kilometer, joining to form the main section. Approximately 20 kilometers from its mouth, in Baie-des-Chaleurs at New Richmond, the river flows from northeast to southwest. The water is cold and crystal-clear, making it easy to spot salmon in the pools.
The Petite Cascapédia River has some sixty pools, including more than 48 on the zec, divided into 4 sectors, 3 of which have quota access and 1 has non-quota access. The two downstream sectors of the West and East branches are reserved for sea trout (anadromous brook trout), which can be found in large sizes. You can fish by wading or canoe, and some pools are only accessible by canoe. The most productive pools are on cobble bottoms. As this river has been under restoration for several years, catch-and-release of adult salmon is mandatory throughout the fishing season. In addition to Atlantic salmon, sea trout are also found here.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANNUAL DRAWS
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The annual draw for the Petite Cascapedia River takes place on November 1.
For the months of June and July :
Available rods in the restricted area will be shared 50/50 between the winners of the annual draw and those of the 48-hour draw. Winners (while availability lasts) may reserve a maximum of 2 consecutive or non-consecutive fishing days for 1 or 2 people per day.
For August and September:
75% of the rods will be dedicated to the winners of the annual draw, while the remaining 25% will be made available within 48 hours. Winners (while availabilities last) will be able to book a maximum of 4 consecutive or non-consecutive fishing days for 1 or 2 people per day.