Fishing on the

Saint-Paul River


Saint-Paul River

The Saint-Paul River, also known as Eskimo River, flows into Eskimo Bay near the village of Rivière Saint-Paul, roughly 60 kilometers west of Blanc-Sablon. The river’s headwaters are located in Labrador, 160 kilometers from the ocean. The Saint-Paul River has a total watershed of more than 7,000 square kilometers.

From the mouth up, returning salmon can hold in countless different areas throughout this massive river. The run usually occurs from mid-June to the end of August. These clear and cold waters flowing over medium-sized boulders provide ideal conditions for Atlantic salmon. Several other species inhabit the mouth of the Saint-Paul, such as the American eel, anadromous brook trout and rainbow smelt. More than a fishing paradise, the Saint-Paul River is also a rare jewel of great natural beauty.

There are two outfitters who share the management of the salmon fishery on this river. The Club de pêche au saumon de Saint-Paul Inc. holds exclusive rights in the upper part, some 60 kilometers before the headwaters, in a sector marked by plenty of islands and rapids. The river is wade fish only. In the lower part of the river, Green Point Outfitters holds exclusive rights to a 17-kilometer stretch of water near the impressive Green Point Falls. Fishing takes place in four sectors totaling 18 pools.



150 km

Types of fishing

Salmon fishing

Fishing season

Pools and Sectors

Daily catch limit per angler

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