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Types of fishing practised in Gaspésie

22 July 2020

When we imagine a day of fishing, we usually think about a boat on a lake, but in Gaspésie, there is a wide range of fishing opportunities! Here are 3 types of fishing that you can’t miss during your stay in Gaspésie.

River Fishing

With 22 salmon rivers, the Gaspésie is a true gem for salmon fishing. Crystal-clear waters with turquoise reflections, plenty of fish and exceptional landscapes have made the region famous. Whether for an initiation or to practise your favourite sport, Gaspésie is the ultimate destination!

Sea Fishing

Striped Bass Fishing
From June 15 to September 13, 2020, striped bass fishing is allowed in Gaspésie. Cast your line and attempt to catch one of these big fish. The limit is always at 3 fish per person. It is also possible to take advantage of the services of a guide or to join a fishing excursion.

Mackerel and Smelt Fishing
Mackerel and smelt are among the most common species fished on the docks. This type of fishing is certainly one of the easiest to practise since no licence or access rights are required. Download the Télépêche application for more information, throw your line in the water and enjoy the moment!

Lake Fishing

In the heart of Gaspésie, forests and lakes offer an immense playground for trout and lake trout fishing. Outfitters will be pleased to provide you with a boat, equipment and fishing rights, whether for a day or more.

Fishing in Gaspésie is much more than an activity. It has been one of the main economic drivers since its origin. Take advantage of your stay to discover its impact on history through the museums or learn more about the species and their habitat in the interpretation centres.

Plan your stay now at tourisme-gaspesie.com/fishing


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