Fishing the

Nabisipi River

In brief

Nabisipi River

The Nabisipi River is a hidden gem of the Côte-Nord region, flowing into the Gulf of St-Laurent west of Aguanish. Its source, Lac Saumur, lies 160 kilometers further north. The rushing watercourse criss-crosses the Canadian Shield, ending its course at a magnificent mouth where whales can be admired. The sea air brings a calm atmosphere, in stark contrast to the torrents and rapids that mark the river.

The Nabisipi River, whose toponym in the Innu language translates as "river of man", is characterized by fairly late runs starting in July, made up mainly of large salmon. It has always been frequented by aboriginal communities. The river's banks were also home to a research station in the 1960s. An old fish pass is still used by salmon. Today, the resource is protected by the Nabisipi Outfitter, co-managed by the Innu, which encourages the grazing of all salmon caught on its territory.

Sport fishing is practiced along the last 40 km of river, in five pools accessible by wading or boat. One of these, the Brown Pool, is a combination of six or seven pools where several anglers can comfortably set up. The average catch is between three and five kilos.


River manager

Pourvoirie Nabisipi


111 kilometers open for fishing

Type of fishing possible

Wading or by boat

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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