The Rivière Saint-Paul, also known as the Rivière aux Esquimaux, empties into the Baie des Esquimaux of the Vieux-Fort archipelago near the village of Rivière-Saint-Paul, some 60 kilometers west of Blanc-Sablon. The headwaters of the river, 160 kilometers away, lie at the divide between the Atlantic and St. Lawrence watersheds, on the Labrador Plateau. The Rivière Saint-Paul drains a watershed of over 7,000 square kilometers.
From its mouth, this imposing watercourse is made up of several habitats that hold fish during the run, which begins in mid-June and lasts until the end of August. The bed of medium-sized rocks and the cold, clear waters provide ideal conditions for the run of vigorous Atlantic salmon. Several other species frequent the mouth of the Rivière Saint-Paul, including American eel, anadromous brook trout and rainbow smelt. A true angler's paradise, the Rivière Saint-Paul is also a natural jewel of great beauty.
Two outfitters share the management of salmon fishing on this river. The Club de pêche au saumon de Saint-Paul inc. has exclusive rights to the upper reaches, some 60 km upstream, in an area characterized by numerous islands and rapids. Wading is practised here. Downstream, Green Point Outfitters has exclusive rights to 17 kilometers of river, near the impressive Green Point Falls. Fishing takes place in 4 sectors with a total of 18 pools.