Fishing the

Port-Daniel River

In brief

Port-Daniel River

The area that is now home to the reserve was named Parc Port-Daniel when it was created in 1948, to provide better protection for the salmon that frequent the Port-Daniel River.

"Accessible" is the word that best describes the Port-Daniel River. From those with no fly-fishing experience to the most experienced angler, everyone will have the opportunity to catch Salmo salar. The two main pools, located behind the visitor center, are accessible by car, just 8 kilometers asphalted from Route 132.

Basic equipment is all you need for this noble sport. A rental store is available for customers to stock up on supplies. Accommodation is also available on site, in spacious chalets for small or large groups.


Services offered

  • Camping

  • Equipment rental

  • Cottage

  • Bathrooms

  • PAC Étoiles


River manager

Réserve faunique de Port-Daniel (Sépaq)


4 kilometers

Type of fishing possible


Fishing season

July 15 to September 30

Sectors and pools

7 pools

Daily catch limit per angler

Gaspé peninsula

Carte - Gaspé peninsula

Access to the region

The Gaspé peninsula begins at Sainte-Flavie, where Route 132 splits in two to form a loop of some 844 kilometers around the peninsula, known as the "Tour de la Gaspésie". It's at this municipality that you can choose between the southern and northern itineraries. The region is also accessible by bus, train, ferry and air. Air transport is available via the Gaspé, Bonaventure and Mont-Joli airports.

A fishing paradise

Criss-crossing immense valleys, the 22 salmon rivers of the Gaspé Peninsula are renowned for their crystal-clear waters of a thousand shades of turquoise or emerald, flowing over stony beds. While most of these rivers run north-south or south-north, winding their way through the ancient Appalachian massif of the Chics-Chocs mountains, they all flow through a varied and rich wilderness, thanks to the diversity of their microclimates.

These superb rivers, which welcome both experts and novices to salmon fishing, are easily accessible. What's more, these rivers almost always end up in or next to a small, picturesque coastal municipality.

Because the waters of these rivers come from unspoiled nature, they are of impeccable purity and among the clearest in the world. These qualities, combined with the beauty of the environment and the warm welcome of the Gaspesians, have given the region a worldwide reputation as a fishing paradise.

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