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La Loutre River

In brief

Otter River

Narrow and limpid, the Otter River, or "Rivière à la Loutre", runs 24 kilometers down the southwest coast of Anticosti Island. It includes some 60% rapids, making it the island's most turbulent salmon river, tied with the Rivière Jupiter.

As everywhere else on Anticosti, fishing the Otter River is a very special experience. The sea air, the presence of numerous deer and the untouched nature of the area create an incomparable atmosphere. However, fishing conditions will depend on the weather: if there's little precipitation, the salmon will take refuge at the bottom of the pools to conserve their energy for the ascent. They will therefore be much less active.

At the mouth of the Otter River, the water is so clear that salmon can be seen swimming upstream on a clear day. Good-sized anadromous brook trout will also delight anglers. Thirteen pools have been identified on this river, managed by the Société des établissements de plein air du Québec (Sépaq).


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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