Fishing in Québec
To learn how to fish legally: understand the regulations, differentiate territories and discover the main species that are fished.
Latest news on regulation
View the main new measures that are updated every two years on April 1.
Fishing periods and quotas
Consult fishing dates and quotas for species in the desired zone and body of water.
Access rules specific to each of the 29 fishing zones: maps, dates, quotas, length limits, baits and number of lines allowed in the winter.
Limits, possession and identification
Descriptions of catch, size and length limits, as well as ways to measure, fillet and identify fish.
Types of fishing and bait
See the rules for salmon fishing, winter fishing, night fishing or harpoon fishing, the use of bait and specific methods for certain species.
Good fishing practices
Catch-and-release, boat cleaning, waste management: learn the good fishing practices to protect the species and their habitat.
Fishing rules may differ from your zone's rules when fishing with an outfitter, in a ZEC, a national park or a wildlife reserve.
Last update: March 24, 2023