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New rules have been in effect in this zone since April 1, 2022. See the latest changes.
Fishing periods and quotas
The opening and closing dates and catch limits may vary from one body of water to another in the same area. You should always check to see if your body of water is a regulatory exception. Click on the button below to find out.
Zone's fishing periods, limits and exceptions (PDF)
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.
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 Dubuc, Kakuskanus, des Caribous, du Sault-aux-Cochons, Sédillot and in réservoirs Betsiamites (Bersimis-2), Pipmuacan (Bersimis-1), Outardes-2, Outardes-3, Manic-1 and Manic-2.
May keep lake trout less than 60 cm in lac Fléché.
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 dead bait fish is prohibited in this zone.
From December 1 to April 15, there may be possession of dead bait fish between parts of autoroutes 20 and 40 and routes 132 (except the section between Sainte-Flavie and Matapédia) or 138, located in zones 1, 2, 3, 18, 19 and 27, and for use in zones 7 and 21.
Printable version of zone 18 (PDF)
Length limits, bait fish allowed and number of lines authorized in winter.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free phone line: 1-844-523-6738