Fishing the

Kécarpoui River

In brief

Kécarpoui River

The narrow Rivière Kécarpoui, whose name means "porcupine river" in the Innu language, flows for 27 kilometers before emptying into the Gulf of St-Laurent west of the village of Saint-Augustin. It drains a watershed of 676 square kilometers, in a majestic setting dominated by conifers.

A paradise for wildlife, the river's many islands and islets near its mouth support colonies of seabirds. The land mammals most often found along the river are typical of the region. Black bear, moose, woodland caribou, wolf, fox, lynx and, in terms of small fauna, muskrat, mink, otter and porcupine dominate the ecosystem.

Salmon swim 19 kilometers up the Kecarpoui River on a bed of medium-sized rocks. Their average weight varies from 2.2 to 4.8 kilograms. A non-exclusive outfitting operation welcomes anglers and nature lovers to this haven of peace on a human scale, nestled in a setting of disproportionate proportions.


River manager

Pourvoirie Kécarpoui


19 kilometers open for fishing

Type of fishing possible

Fishing season

Sectors and pools

Daily catch limit per angler

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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