Fishing the

Kedgwick River

In brief

Kedgwick River

For some salmon lovers, the Kedgwick is surprising, unpredictable and wild. These three adjectives aptly describe this singular river.

At first glance, you wouldn't expect to find salmon in such a small river: it's surprising. It's the water variations that seriously influence the salmon runs. Despite its small size, the river has the advantage of being easy to explore on foot, via sketchy paths that have preserved its original appearance.

A tributary of the Restigouche River, the Quebec portion of the river offers a dozen pools to discover over a 15-kilometer stretch. The Kedgwick then joins the main part of the river, which flows entirely through New Brunswick.


River manager

Pourvoirie Le Chasseur


15 kilometers

Type of fishing possible


Fishing season

June 1st to September 15th

Sectors and pools

10 pools

Daily catch limit per angler

Lower St.Lawrence

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Access to the region

The Bas-Saint-Laurent region is accessible via several major highways, including Highway 20 and routes 132, 185 and 232. Ferry services are also available between municipalities on the North Shore and the south shore of the St-Laurent. Finally, the Bas-Saint-Laurent region can be reached by bus and train from many of Quebec's major centers, as far as the Mont-Joli airport.

Waters of priceless beauty

Three easily accessible, tea-colored rivers, always close to a municipality, flow through splendid rural or forested landscapes, with steep gradients. Welcome to the Bas-Saint-Laurent, east of Quebec City, on the south shore of the St-Laurent.

While each of these salmon rivers has its own characteristics, what they have in common is their accessibility, since they are located in an area well served by the road network and close to well-known tourist destinations. So you can measure yourself against the salmon in superb surroundings, then head back to your town or village with ease. The water in the rivers of the Bas-Saint-Laurent region has a reddish-brown earthy sheen, with the deep green of the conifers shimmering on top, while in many places it is crystal-clear. Because of the gradients, these rivers have a contrasting, steep and attractive profile. Waterfalls, rapids and deeper areas alternate to test the salmon's powerful vitality. Numerous pools, dotted along well-maintained trails, offer fine fishing grounds for anglers to enjoy.

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