Fishing the

Chaloupe River

In brief

Chaloupe River

The 46-kilometre-long Rivière de la Chaloupe flows towards the southeast coast of Anticosti Island without receiving any tributaries. Modest in appearance, it contains, along with the rivière aux Saumons, 20% of Anticosti's potential adult salmon habitat. With around 13% of the population, it is the second most important river for Atlantic salmon fishing on the island.

The riverbed is made up of small limestone pebbles with an abundance of fossils. Like Anticosti's other rivers, its flow fluctuates widely. When rainfall is scarce, hundreds of salmon wait at the river's mouth before beginning their run. A memorable sight to be admired along with the seaside horizon, frequented by geese and sea ducks.

All along its course, the river is punctuated by 28 remarkably transparent pools. The average salmon caught here weighs between 4 and 6 kilos. Two outfitters share the rights to the Rivière de la Chaloupe, where speckled trout are also caught. One of them, Safari Anticosti, operates up to 13 pools spread over some 20 kilometers.


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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