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Regulations

Are there times for fishing ?

In Quebec, the fishing period for salmon and other salmonids species is regulated. There are different fishing periods depending on the species fished and location.

 

When is salmon fishing allowed?

In general, the open season for sport fishing for anadromous Atlantic salmon in Quebec runs from may 15th to September 30th each year, may vary depending on the location.

 

Is the authorized period different for other salmonids?

Rivers frequented by several species such as salmon and sea trout may have different fishing periods.

 

The fishing season is the same everywhere in Quebec?

The fishing periods vary depending on the river. Bellow the dates of the opening and closing activities by river:

Bas-Saint-Laurent - Charlevoix & Québec - Côte-Nord - Gaspésie - Saguenay Lac-St-Jean

 

Bas-Saint-Laurent

River

Opening date

Closing date

(salmon)

Closing date

(Sea trout)

Kedgwick June 1st September 15th  
Ouelle June 15th August 31st  
Rimouski June 1st September 30th  

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Charlevoix & Québec

River

Opening date

Closing date

(salmon)

Closing date

(Sea trout)

Du Gouffre June 1st September 15th  
Malbaie June 15th September 15th  
Jacques-Cartier Closed Closed  

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Côte-Nord

River

Opening date

Closing date

(salmon)

Closing date

(Sea trout)

Escoumins June 1st September 15th  
Laval June 1st October 15th  
Moisie
May 25
September 15th   
Saint-Jean (Côte-Nord)
May 25
August 31  

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Gaspésie

River

Opening date

Closing date

(salmon)

Closing date

(Sea trout)

Bonaventure June 1st September 30th  
Cap-Chat June 15th September 30th  
Cascapédia June 1st September 30th  
Dartmouth
May 25th
September 30th  
Matane June 15th September 30th  
Mitis June 15th September 30th  
Nouvelle June 15th September 30th September 30th
3 rivières Pabos June 15th September 30th September 30th
Petite Cascapédia June 15th September 30th September 30th
Sainte-Anne June 15th September 30th  
Saint-Jean-Gaspé May 25 September 30th  
York May 25 September 30th  
Causapscal May 15th July 15th  
Grande-Rivière August 1st September 30th  
Madeleine July 1st September 30th  
Malbaie Closed Closed  
Matapédia June 1st September 30th  
Patapédia June 1st August 31  
Port-Daniel August 1st September 30th  
Ristigouche Not available Not available  

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Saguenay Lac-St-Jean

River

Opening date

Closing date

(salmon)

Closing date

(Sea trout)

À Mars June 1st September 15th
October 5
Petit-Saguenay June 15th September 15th  
Sainte-Marguerite June 1st September 15th September 15th
Sain-Jean-du-Saguenay June 15th September 15th
October 15th

 

Note : Any person domiciled in Québec and having resided in Quebec for at least 183 days in the year preceding his fishing activities is considered resident

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