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Fishing periods and quotas
Length limits for some species
It is prohibited to catch and keep or have in your possession a fish from the waters specified that does not comply with the length limits indicated for your zone. If a fish species or a zone is not mentioned in the table, no length limit applies to the species in this zone.
The fish must be kept in a state allowing its identification.
Walleye between 37 cm and 53 cm inclusively
No length limit for sauger.
May keep walleye 32 cm or more and no length limit for sauger in the réserve faunique La Vérendrye.
Exceptions in réserve faunique La Vérendrye
May keep walleye between 37 cm and 53 cm inclusively, no length limit for sauger, in the following waters: lacs au Barrage, Byrd, Embarras, Giroux (including lacs Nichcotea, Nicolas, Desty, Darcy and lac des Neuf Milles), Grand, Jean‑Péré, Joncas, Larive, Larouche (including lac Louis), Orignal, Petit Poigan et Poigan (including the part of rivière Gens de Terre between these two lakes), Portage, Poulter, Savary, Tomasine et le réservoir Cabonga (including lacs de L’Écorce, L’Heureux and Andou as well as rivière Cabonga).
May keep walleye between 32 cm up to and including 47 cm in length in lacs Anwatan, Carrière, Canimina, Camatose, Grand lac de la Vieille, Kôkomi, Obikickikak (Kakontis), Padoue, Rodin, du Vieillard and the réservoir Dozois.
State of fish
Whole, gutted or wallet filleted. Walleye and sauger don't have to be wallet filleted in the réserve faunique La Vérendrye when there is only a lower length limit. In these cases, walleye fillets must still be 20 cm or more in length. The skin must adhere to the entire fillet.
Atlantic salmon 30 cm and over, respecting any other applicable length limit and daily fishing quotas established for each river or river sector.
State of fish
Whole or gutted
The catch limit for salmon is expressed in terms of small salmon (minimum 30 to 63 cm) and big salmon (63 cm or more).
Lake trout (including splake trout)
Lake trout 45 cm or more
May keep lake trout 55 cm or more in lacs Branssat, Duval and Lynch.
State of fish
Whole or gutted, only where a length limit applies. Elsewhere, lake trout may be whole or filleted. It must be possible to count and identify the fish (a piece of skin must adhere to the filet).
These measurements do not apply in national parks, wildlife reserves, controlled harvesting zones (ZECs) and on certain water bodies located in the territories of a number of outfitting operation with exclusive rights.
Use of dead bait fish
Possession and use of all dead bait fish species, EXCEPT prohibited species, whether whole or cut up, are allowed:
From December 1st to April 15
Number of lines authorized in winter
5 lines, from December 1st to April 15
Length limits, bait fish allowed and number of lines authorized in winter
Last update: September 14, 2021
The information published on this website has been simplified and provides a summary of the main regulatory provisions. It does not replace the official texts of the laws and regulations. For more detailed information on a specific rule, please refer to the Québec Fishery Regulations or the Regulation respecting fishing licences .