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.
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