Salmon fishing in the

North Shore


Carte - North Shore Manicouagan

Getting there

Route 138 is the main road leading to the towns along the coast of the Manicouagan region, also known as the Whale Route. It stretches eastward along the St. Lawrence River for some 300 kilometers. Route 172, which runs along the Saguenay Fjord, will lead you all the way to Sacré-Cœur, the region’s farthest destination. You may also get there by taking a ferry from the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, by bus, and by train.


A grand nature

Among thousands of other lakes and streams, four salmon rivers run through this area covered in dense forests. The water from these salmon rivers is pure and cold, much to the delight of anglers. The pristine natural area of the Manicouagan region is home to extremely vigorous fish. These rivers are easily accessible by logging roads that run parallel to, or along their course.

Most of the salmon rivers in Manicouagan are amber-colored, and flow through steep panoramic valleys. Their waters are mostly fast-flowing and can undergo significant variations in level due to heavy rainfall.

In the more turbulent waters, the Atlantic salmon will surely demonstrate all of its power to the angler. These waters are also home to impressive anadromous brook trout (sea trout), which are one of the many great by-catches in the area. The great wilderness of the natural environment found in Manicouagan, combined with its excellent fishing opportunities, make this region one of the prime destinations for fishing in Quebec.

Image | North Shore Manicouagan
Image | North Shore Manicouagan