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Hunting and Fishing

Imagine traveling to a remote area where rivers and lakes are pure and clear, where the land is vast and virtually unexplored, and where abundant wildlife roams freely. The Lower North Shore is a prime destination for fishing and hunting expeditions.

Visitors from around the globe keep coming back to the Lower North Shore to flyfish on its world-class Atlantic Salmon rivers.  Salmon rivers flow near or right through many of the villages of the Coast. Although the Lower North Shore is home to fishermen of the sea, it is an ideal place for sport fishing as well. 

Non-residents must first obtain a license.

Salmon Fishing
Salmon Fishing

A sport-fishing license provides general authorization to fish for most species of interest – except for Atlantic Salmon.  These general licenses can be purchased from authorized distributors, which include many of the convenience or hardware stores, along with some outfitters, throughout the Lower North Shore.  Once you obtain your license, you will receive a detailed brochure of regulations and places to explore.

Atlantic Salmon fishing licenses can be obtained from wildlife reserves, outfitters that offer services relating to salmon fishing, and certain licensed distributors.  You can choose from an extensive list of first-class salmon rivers.  The Lower North Shore is part of zone 19 (south). You may want to keep in mind that during salmon fishing period, a salmon license is required in order to fish for any species in locations designated as a salmon river.  It is also important to note that any non-resident who wishes to fish north of the 52nd parallel, or east of the St. Augustine river (zone 19 south), must use the services of an outfitter.  For more details on zones, seasons, regulations, and licenses for salmon fishing, please contact the Quebec Ministère des Ressources naturelles et Faune.

Whether you are interested in fishing for Atlantic Salmon, trout, or a variety of other species, the quality of rivers and streams of the Lower North Shore will have you
hooked for life!

Moose Hunting
Moose Hunting

Hunters come in search of big adventure and big game, including bear and moose. Outfitters on the Lower North Shore can help you arrange your expedition, and can take care of securing permits and accommodations. Expert local guides know the land like the back of their hand. 

Outfitting camps across the Coast are accessible by small aircraft or boat.  Be sure to inquire about the best season for your venture based on regulations and what your package will entail.  


Camp McKinnon, accessible from St. Augustine
Leo McKinnon- (418) 947-2901

Green Point Outfitters, accessible from St. Paul’s River
James Thomas, (418) 379-2273

Kecarpoui Outpost, accessible from La Tabatière or St. Augustine
Brigitte Engel, (418) 773-2487
Becky Green, (418) 773-2309 [needs to be confirmed]
Leslie Foreman Fishing Club, accessible from Kegaska
Ruth Kippen (418) 726-3738 or Bernard Bourque (418) 968-2457

Mecatina Outfitters, accessible from Chevery
Eldon Bobbitt, (418) 773- 2274

Napetipi River Outfitters, accessible from Old Fort
Riess Bilodeau, (418) 379-2680 or (418) 379-2183

Quebec Lower North Shore Outfitters
Conrad Drysdale, (450) 222-3646

St Paul’s Salmon Fishing Club, accessible from St. Paul’s River
Information, (418) 527-4877

Useful Links:
Angling Experience on Lower North Shore
Quebec Outfitters Federation
Quebec Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife

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