Fishing the

Kegaska River

In brief

Kegaska River

The mouth of the Kegaska River is located six and a half kilometers from the village of the same name, some 30 kilometers east of Natashquan. The river flows for some 80 kilometers through the hills, then meanders through marshy lowlands before emptying into the Gulf of St-Laurent.

The name "kegaska" comes from the Innu word "quegasca", meaning "a shortcut or easy passage at high tide between the mainland and the islands". At the river's mouth, numerous coves and bays, such as Kegaska Harbour, Baie et Anse aux Huîtres and Baie et Anse de Kegaska, are home to seagrass beds and salt marshes that are home to a rich diversity of wildlife. The site's sandy beaches are also renowned for birdwatching, marine mammal watching and soft-shell clam harvesting.

The Kegaska River is a prime habitat for salmon, which have a run of around 100 km, including tributaries. Sport fishing is practiced along the first 13 kilometers, by boat or wading, in four tide-influenced pools. The average weight of salmon caught varies from 2.5 to 4 kilograms. The Leslie Foreman Fishing Club, named after a Nova Scotia family who settled here in 1855, holds exclusive fishing rights on the portion of the river up to Kegaska Lake, some 30 kilometers from the estuary.


River manager

Club de pêche Leslie Foreman


13 kilometers open for fishing

Type of fishing possible

Wading and by boat

Fishing season

June to mid-August

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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