Fishing the

Saint-Paul River

In brief

Saint-Paul River

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.


River manager

Club de pêche au saumon St-Paul


150 kilometers

Type of fishing possible


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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