The Moisie River rises in Lake Opocopa, Labrador, at an altitude of 520 metres. It flows south for 410 kilometers, through the giant landscapes of a deep, rugged valley covered with conifers, birch and aspen, before emptying into the Gulf of St-Laurent in the municipality of Moisie, 26 kilometers east of Sept-Îles. With an average current of 490 cubic metres per second, the river's flow is strong and its course punctuated by waterfalls, a hundred or so rapids and many fish-friendly spots. In fact, it's one of the best salmon rivers in all of eastern North America, renowned for their size, strength and fighting spirit.
Sport salmon fishing on the Moisie dates back to 1858, when the land was owned by wealthy Anglophones. Since 1987, fishing activities have been divided between a controlled exploitation zone, managed by the Association de protection de la rivière Moisie, and five other territories, managed by as many outfitters. Salmon fishing is by motorboat only on the Moisie River, and trolling is permitted in the zec sector.
The Zec de la rivière Moisie also includes a campground for salmon fishing, and operates the first 23 km of river. Three sectors are available, including two public sectors (zec 1 and 2) and one restricted sector (Winthrop-Campbell).