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
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.