Fishing the

Aguanish River

In brief

Aguanish River

The 280 kilometer long Aguanish River joins the Gulf of St-Laurent near the municipality of Aguanish, 25 kilometers west of Natashquan.

It is distinguished by a formidable natural phenomenon: the Trait-de-Scie. Eight metres wide, this deep canyon is punctuated by several cascades and small waterfalls that allow salmon to swim upstream. In addition, large cavities formed in the pink granite by the force of the current mark the river's course. These are known as "giant kettles".

Trout, landlocked salmon and pike frequent the rushing waters of the Aguanish. Anglers will also encounter the region's characteristic terrestrial wildlife.

Sport fishing has been open on the Aguanish River since 1988. From the mouth of the river to the beginning of the Trait-de-Scie, some four kilometers away, this is a territory with exclusive rights belonging to the Aboriginals of the Innu community of Nutashkuan, in partnership with the Association chasse et pêche d'Aguanish. Nine pools are promised to anglers: six downstream of the first waterfall and three upstream of the second waterfall. Most of the fish caught will weigh between 3.6 and 5.4 kilograms.

River manager

Association chasse et pêche d’Aguanish

North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island

Carte - North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island

Access to the region

Duplessis: The main highway, Route 138, runs along the St-Laurent, crossing a dozen municipalities as far as Natashquan. The northern hinterland, where the towns of Fermont and Scherfferville are located, is accessible by road from Baie-Comeau and by train from Sept-Îles. Finally, the Basse Côte-Nord region can be reached by boat or plane.

Anticosti: accessible by boat or plane.


Nature at its best

Twenty-seven monumental rivers await you in this vast territory, where nature is grandiose, generous and wild, with salmon renowned for their fighting spirit!

This immense territory includes Duplessis and the paradise island of Anticosti.

In Duplessis, as you travel east along the St-Laurent, you can observe the transformation of the landscape: black spruce hills, peat bogs and marshes gradually give way to sparse vegetation. Everywhere, nature reigns supreme, vast and untamed, pleasing in its ruggedness.

The rivers of the Duplessis region are often majestic in their beauty, flowing through deep valleys that almost always lead to small villages clinging to the coast. Near the coast, their waters have the typical color of fossil resin, while on

In Anticosti, in the middle of the Gulf of St-Laurent, the clarity of the river water is striking. In keeping with this wild environment, North Shore salmon are renowned for their fighting spirit.

Image | North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island
Image | North-Shore Duplessis and Anticosti Island
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