Camp de la Haute Madeleine
Camp de la Haute Madeleine
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FISHING

Saumon

SALMON FISHING


Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Atlantic salmon are unlike any other type of salmon. Returning to the river where they were born every summer to spawn, they display extraordinary strength and perseverance. Fortunately, salmon have to rest occasionally along the river, enabling fly fishing enthusiasts to observe, learn, and analyze their unique and complex behavior and possibly match their skill and strength against one of these remarkable creatures.

Salmon fishing is a very specialized activity enjoyed by great sport fishers and amateur anglers alike. Strategically located near the Madeleine River, Camp de la Haute-Madeleine specializes in this activity.

Season: July 1 to September 30

Rivière Madeleine, Pêche au saumon

The Madeleine River

The Madeleine River is rightly considered to be one of Quebec’s major salmon rivers.

The river has five different sections with a total of 74 pools where 80% of the fishing is wade fishing.

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New for 2012–2013

Sector 1 (limited to 4 people) stretches from Grand-Sault to the Ruisseau à l'eau claire pool (24). This sector is accessible from and managed by Camp de la Haute-Madeleine.

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Information and Statistics

  • The fish ladder opens on July 1, the official start of the season.
  • The season ends on September 30.
  • Read up on salmon fishing regulations.

Here are a few statistics that show the Madeleine River’s potential:

2000 to 2008 Average

Use
(Fishing Days)

Spawning Runs

Success Rate

MADELEINE

1 009.2

1 075.8

0.22

Cap-Chat

564.9

336.3

0.20

Darmouth

1 145.4

945.6

0.16

Sainte-Anne

1 259.8

687.2

0.23

York

3 706.6

1 713.8

0.16

>> Statistics for 2000 to 2008 (PDF)

How to prepare:

We suggest you read Guide de pêche au saumon de l’Atlantique by Gilles Bernatchez.

>> Check list (PDF)

Equipement :

  • Fishing rod: We recommend you bring two fishing rods, (9' or 10' with #8/9 line). This ensures you will have the right rod for large rivers and canoe fishing as well as for small rivers and streams.
  • Cap/hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Recommended flies:
    • Wet flies: Black Bear Green Butt, Green Highlander, Green Highlander
    • Dry flies: Bombers (all colors)
    • Streamers: Magog smelt, Muddler, Beaulieu special

Mouches

Accompanying guests

Quai

Vacationers accompanying anglers have a variety of activities to choose from. In addition to enjoying superb hunting and fishing, vacationers stay in comfortable cabins surrounded by mountains on one side and lakes and the sea on the other. This pristine wilderness sets the stage for amazing outdoor adventure, including hiking, nature observation, rafting, and a host of other exciting scenic activities.

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