De la Trinité River

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In brief

Baie-Trinité River

On the north shore of the Gulf of St-Laurent, 95 kilometers from Baie-Comeau, the Trinité River flows north-south for 75 kilometers, through a winding valley in the Laurentian plateau, before emptying into the St-Laurent near the village of Baie-Trinité. Every year, the river welcomes runs of 700-800 salmon.

In the 20th century, forestry companies St-Laurent Paper and then Domtar long held exclusive fishing rights on this watercourse. In 1976, Domtar's lease expired, making sport fishing available to Quebec anglers. Since then, a local organization, the Société d'aménagement de Baie-Trinité, has managed the stream, which became a zec in 1987. Since 1982, scientific studies have been carried out on the Trinité River's salmon, which benefit from a fish pass.

This typical Côte-Nord river flows slowly through shallow pools strewn with large rocks, ending in a section with a greater difference in level and flow. The Rivière Trinité has several rapids and deeper pools. There are a total of 52 pools 30 meters or less in length, divided into 2 sectors: one with restricted access, the other public. Fishing is by wading only. Route 138 and a carriage road provide easy access to the watercourse.

In addition to Atlantic salmon, you can catch sea trout in the De la Trinité River. There's a fishway on the zec, three-serviced campsites, cottages and boat rentals.

Services offered

  • Lodging


River manager

La Société d’aménagement de Baie-Trinité (SABT)

Online services

75 kilometers

Type of fishing possible


Fishing season

June 1 to September 15 - Sea trout: until September 30

Sectors and pools

52 pools in 2 sectors, including 1 with restricted access and 1 public

Daily catch limit per angler

North-Shore Manicouagan

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Access to the region

The main access route to the towns along the Manicouagan region's coastline is Route 138, also known as the Whale Route, which runs east along the St-Laurent for some 300 kilometers. Route 172, along the Saguenay Fjord, takes you to Sacré-Coeur, the last stop in the region. You can get there by ferry from the south shore of the St-Laurent, by bus or by train.

Magnificent nature

Four rivers flow through a region bathed by thousands of streams and covered by dense forests. The water of these salmon rivers is pure and cold, much to the delight of anglers, who find in the Manicouagan region a queen of nature and rivers brimming with fish and energy. The latter are easily accessible via forestry roads that run parallel to most of the rivers or follow their course.

The water in Manicouagan's salmon rivers is generally amber, flowing through deeply incised valleys surrounded by mountains offering breathtaking panoramas. Flow is often rapid and changeable, sometimes fluctuating significantly after heavy rainfall.

In the most turbulent parts of the current, Atlantic salmon are a guarantee of prowess for anglers. These waters are also home to salmonid cousins such as the anadromous brook trout (sea trout), which promise good catches for anglers. For all these reasons, Manicouagan combines a great wilderness adventure with top-quality fishing, in a calm and enchanting territory.

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