The 70-kilometre-long Rivière Sainte-Anne flows north from Lac Sainte-Anne to the St-Laurent at Sainte-Anne-des-Monts. It flows between Quebec's highest peaks, the Chics-Chocs, and through the Parc national de la Gaspésie, one of whose objectives is to protect the Sainte-Anne salmon. This geographic location generates exceptionally clear, fresh water and, for a large part of the river, an imposing, perfectly tranquil mountain landscape in the heart of an unspoilt forest.
Since 1993, the river has been part of a wildlife reserve managed from a sustainable development perspective by a company called Destination Chic-Chocs.
The salmon of the Sainte-Anne River shine brightly and are very combative. They can be found all the way to the Sainte-Anne Falls, 50 kilometers upstream. Easily accessible from one end to the other, the river has 64 pools in 3 sectors, all with restricted draw access. What's more, on one of the three sectors, salmon anglers can take advantage of a guided canoe fishing package, including accommodation.
The pools are easy to identify, as the water is usually clear. The most downstream pools are mostly on coarse gravel beds, while those upstream contain large boulders. Brook trout frequent these crystal-clear waters. For all its qualities, the Rivière Sainte-Anne is a favorite with anglers.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ANNUAL DRAWS
The annual draw for the Sainte-Anne River takes place on November 1.
For the downstream sector, 60% of the rods will be dedicated to the winners of the annual draw, while the remaining 40% will be made available within 48 hour draws. Winners will be able to reserve a maximum of 3 fishing days for 1 or 2 people per day.
For the upstream sector, all the rods will be dedicated to the winners of the annual draw. Winners may reserve a maximum of 2 fishing days.
For the canoe sector, all rods will be dedicated to the winners of the annual draw. Winners may reserve a maximum of 4 fishing days.
Residual poles will go on sale on December 1 at 9 a.m., using the answering machine to determine the order of call. Everyone who leaves a message will be called back, regardless of whether or not there are any remaining perch.