Sportfishing in Quebec, Canada

Province/state: Quebec
Country: Canada
About QUEBEC Sportfishing

About QUEBEC Sportfishing

Quebec, with its diverse landscapes of lush forests, sprawling lakes, and flowing rivers, is a prime destination for anglers. The province's rich aquatic ecosystems are home to a variety of fish species, offering a range of fishing experiences. Whether it's fly fishing in a serene stream or ice fishing on a frozen lake, Quebec provides a unique blend of fishing adventures amidst its natural beauty. The province's dedication to conservation ensures the preservation of its aquatic habitats, allowing for sustainable fishing experiences.

What to Catch

  • Brook Trout - Quebec is renowned for its abundant brook trout populations, especially in its clear, cold rivers and lakes.
  • Walleye - A sought-after species, walleye can be found in many of Quebec's lakes and rivers.
  • Northern Pike - Known for their fighting spirit, northern pike offer thrilling fishing experiences in Quebec's waters.
  • Atlantic Salmon - Quebec's rivers are prime locations for angling this prized species, especially during their spawning runs.
  • Lake Trout - The deep, cold lakes of Quebec are ideal habitats for lake trout, making them a popular target for anglers.

Freshwater Fishing

Quebec offers exclusively freshwater fishing experiences, with its myriad of lakes, rivers, and streams providing diverse fishing environments for anglers of all preferences and expertise levels.

When to Go Fishing in Quebec

The fishing season in Quebec varies depending on the species and region:

  • Spring (April to June): The thawing ice revitalizes the rivers and lakes, making it an optimal time for fishing, especially for brook trout and walleye.
  • Summer (July to August): The warm weather activates aquatic ecosystems, making it a popular time for fishing a variety of species, including northern pike and lake trout.
  • Fall (September to November): The cooling temperatures trigger fish to feed aggressively, offering abundant opportunities for anglers to catch Atlantic salmon and other species.
  • Winter (December to March): The frozen lakes of Quebec become bustling hubs for ice fishing enthusiasts targeting species like walleye and lake trout.

Quebec Fishing Limits

Quebec has established specific fishing regulations, including bag and possession limits, to maintain the sustainability of its fish populations. Anglers are advised to refer to the Quebec Fishing Regulations for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

Quebec Fishing Licenses

All anglers in Quebec are required to have a valid sportfishing license, which is crucial for supporting fish and wildlife conservation efforts in the province. Licenses can be purchased online or from various license vendors throughout Quebec.

Quebec Regions for Sportfishing

Northern Quebec

Overview: Known for its vast wilderness and numerous lakes and rivers, Northern Quebec offers exceptional fishing opportunities amidst unspoiled nature.

Main Species: Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Northern Pike.

Notable Locations: Lake Mistassini, Rupert River, Broadback River.

Central Quebec

Overview: Featuring a mix of forests, lakes, and rivers, Central Quebec provides diverse fishing experiences for anglers.

Main Species: Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Atlantic Salmon.

Notable Locations: Saint-Maurice River, Baskatong Reservoir, Lake Saint-Jean.

Southern Quebec

Overview: Dominated by the Appalachian Mountains and the St. Lawrence River, Southern Quebec offers a range of fishing environments.

Main Species: Atlantic Salmon, Brook Trout, Walleye.

Notable Locations: St. Lawrence River, Lake Memphremagog, Richelieu River.

Editor’s notes

Nestled deep within the pristine northern wilderness of Quebec, Caesar’s North Camps offers 14 distinct “fly-in” fishing camps strategically located on the Gouin reservoir, private lakes, and rivers, providing anglers with unparalleled opportunities to catch trophy walleye and pike.

Quebec, Canada | Drive-in


Freshwater (lakes) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing


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What makes it unique

  1. Hunting
  2. Multiple Fishing Lakes

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$124.62
CA$170.71
£98.50
€116.55
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Editor’s notes

Loon and Eagle Outfitters offers a unique and unforgettable experience for both fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Kipawa in Quebec, this family-owned resort is a haven for those seeking to create cherished memories in the great outdoors.

Quebec, Canada | Drive-in


Freshwater (lakes) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing


All-inclusive fishing trip All-inclusive fishing trip Fishing trip includes equipment Fishing trip includes fish processing All-inclusive fishing trip All-inclusive fishing trip

What makes it unique

  1. Northern Lights Watching

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$75.61
CA$103.57
£59.76
€70.71
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Editor’s notes

Sasseginaga Outpost is a tranquil haven nestled deep within the wilderness of Quebec, where family and nature enthusiasts come together for an unforgettable retreat.

Quebec, Canada | Drive-in


Freshwater (lakes) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing (The fishing on lake Sasseginaga is some of the best you will find in the eastern Ontario)


All-inclusive fishing trip All-inclusive fishing trip Fishing trip includes equipment Fishing trip includes fish processing All-inclusive fishing trip All-inclusive fishing trip

What makes it unique

  1. Conservation-Minded Approach
  2. Prime Fishing Opportunities

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$67.79
CA$92.86
£53.58
€63.40
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Editor’s notes

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of Quebec’s renowned Grand Cascapedia valley, The Salmon Lodge stands as a testament to timeless elegance and a century-old tradition of Atlantic salmon fishing.

Quebec, Canada | Drive-in


Freshwater (rivers) | Guided + Unguided (1:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing (The Bonaventure, regarded as the clearest of the clear, offers anglers an unique opportunity to sight cast to huge salmon on miles of pristine river.)


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What makes it unique

  1. Renowned Atlantic Salmon Rivers

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$1,550.00
CA$2,123.27
£1,225.10
€1,449.61
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Editor’s notes

Nestled amidst the pristine wilderness of Nunavik, Quebec, Wedge Hills Lodge beckons adventurers to a paradise unlike any other.

Quebec, Canada | Fly-in


Freshwater (rivers) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing (Test your angling skills at one of the most remote lodges)


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What makes it unique

  1. Golden Peninsula Tours

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$677.86
CA$928.57
£535.78
€633.96
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Editor’s notes

Lake Ogascanan Lodge and Outposts in Quebec, Canada, offer an exceptional fishing experience in the heart of the rugged wilderness.

Quebec, Canada | Drive-in


Freshwater (lakes) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing (WALLEYE, NOTHERN PIKE, and LAKE TROUT in excellent numbers and sizes!)


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What makes it unique

  1. Moose Hunting

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$103.76
CA$142.14
£82.01
€97.04
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Air Tamarac
reviews

Editor’s notes

Air Tamarac, your gateway to adventure in northern Quebec, offers an unparalleled fly-in fishing and hunting experience that promises unforgettable moments in the heart of the wilderness.

Quebec, Canada | Drive-in


Freshwater (lakes) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing (We are the fly-in fishing specialists for Northern Pike, walleye and brook trout in Quebec)


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What makes it unique

  1. Moose Hunting
  2. Air Taxi

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$125.66
CA$172.14
£99.32
€117.52
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Leaf River Lodge
4.6
41 reviews

Editor’s notes

The Leaf River Lodge stands as a gateway to this untouched natural wonder, nestled in the heart of Northern Quebec.

Quebec, Canada | Fly-in


Freshwater (rivers) | Guided + Unguided (2:1 guest-to-guide ratio) | Fly fishing (Come and discover one of the most beautiful rivers in Northern Quebec)


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What makes it unique

  1. Salmon Fishing
  2. Caribou Watching
  3. Black Bear Observation

PER-DAY packages start at:
US$1,193.07
CA$1,634.33
£942.99
€1,115.80
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