Fishing the

Jupiter River

In brief

Jupiter River

The Jupiter River is the queen of Anticosti Island's salmon rivers. With a length of 79 kilometers, it is fed by 10 tributaries and drains a large watershed of some 970 square kilometers. It rises in the center of the island in a series of lakes and ponds, before rushing into a canyon with walls up to 100 meters high. Its flow is moderate upstream and rapid downstream.

This world-class salmon river alone provides around 30% of Anticosti Island's potential Atlantic salmon spawning and rearing habitat, and is home to almost 30% of the island's adult salmon. Its turquoise waters have attracted, and continue to attract, many celebrities. One of the first to fish here for sport was its owner, Frenchman Henri Meunier, in 1895.

Of the more than 70 pools along the Jupiter River, 30 are open to anglers today. The Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq), the mandated manager, offers an exceptional playground, where, on a bed composed mainly of pebbles and cobbles, the crystal-clear water makes salmon visible from the surface and fishing particularly captivating.


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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