Rivière-Madeleine sector

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs

Newly ceded to Sépaq, the Rivière-Madeleine sector is now officially part of Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs and is accessible to visitors.

As of Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at 9 a.m., you can book your fishing or cabin stay, as well as your day fishing outing for summer 2024 in Rivière-Madeleine sector of Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs.

Sépaq and the Ministère de l'Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP) have agreed to put the salmon fishing offer with and without accommodations up for sale for the 2025 season once the 2024 operating season has been completed and the wildlife harvesting data has been analyzed. This will allow for a readjustment of the fishing offer if required.

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

A sector to discover

This 42 km2 natural jewel located in the municipality of Sainte-Madeleine-de-la-Rivière-Madeleine is a source of pride on the Gaspé Peninsula. With its dreamy seashore, its salmon river, and its forest, this territory is sure to delight all nature lovers. Since June 2022, this territory has been an integral part of Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs.

Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

New

Du Littoral cabin

The contemporary Du Littoral cabin is offered for nature stays as well as salmon fishing packages. This cabin features four rooms with two double beds and a private bathroom per room.

Salmon fishing package

The package includes rights for salmon fishing  in the sector upstream from the Route 132 bridge over Rivière Madeleine (catch limit of two small salmon kept or three releases) and fishing for other species in the downstream sector of the river and in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The other species are brook trout and striped bass.

The quota is 2 small salmon caught and kept or 3 salmon caught and released, depending on the quota caught first. Fly fishing only.

Map of the salmon fishing sectors (in French only)

Details:

  • Season 2024: June 14 to July 14, 2024 (see the blocks of stays - in French only)
  • Stays of at least three nights
  • Available to groups of eight anglers
  • 2024 rate (taxes not included): from $199/person/day (resident)

Book

Nature stay

For the time of a stay, let yourself be enveloped by the uniqueness of this enchanting place. Wade fishing for a day is also a possibility. Access fees must be paid in advance. Fishing is permitted in the Gulf of St. Lawrence (zone 21) and on Rivière Madeleine, downstream from the 132 bridge (zone 1). The catchable species are brook trout and striped bass.

Details:

  • Season 2024: July 14 to September 13, 2024
  • Stays of at least three nights
  • Capacity of eight to sixteen people
  • 2024 rate (taxes not included): from $440/night

Book

Beside | © Sépaq

Day salmon fishing

Salmon fishing for a day is now an option on Rivière Madeleine.

The quota is 2 small salmon caught and kept or 3 salmon caught and released, depending on the quota caught first. Fly fishing only.

Details:

Rates 2024 (taxes not included):

  • Resident: $98.25/day/pers.
  • Non-resident: $148.88/day/pers.
  • These rates are subject to the enactment of the Regulation to be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.

Important:

  • Grand-Sault sector: the right of access for Grand-Sault allows anglers to fish at a fishing hole in the sector.
  • Petit-Sault sector: the right of access for Petit-Sault allows anglers to fish at six fishing holes in the sector.

Bookings by phone at 1-800-665-6527.

Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

Day fishing

Littoral section

Day fishing is also permitted in the stretch of coastline that includes the mouth of Rivière Madeleine, downstream of the 132 bridge (Zone 1), and a portion of the Gulf of St. Lawrence (Zone 21). You must pay your access fee to fish in this sector.

Catch limits and fishing periods for the main species

Zone 1 (Rivière Madeleine, downstream of the Route 132 bridge):

  • Speckled trout: 1
  • Striped bass: 3 (between 50 and 65 cm)
  • Period: May 1 to September 10

Zone 21 (Gulf of St. Lawrence):

  • Speckled trout: 1
  • Striped bass: 3 (between 50 and 65 cm)
  • Period: May 1 to September 10 (until October 31 for striped bass)

Good to know! Government regulations impose an access fee for fishing in all Québec wildlife reserves. 

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

An amazing seaside

Since the summer of 2022, it's possible to take advantage of the facilities in the coastal sector to be immersed in a sea of nature and seduced by the beauty of the coastline. Picnic tables have been installed so that people can take advantage of the waterfront to stop for a bite to eat or take a walk while enjoying the charm of the place.

Consult the map of the sector - Littoral section (in French only)

Éric Deschamps | © Sépaq

Moose hunting

The Rivière-Madeleine sector includes a forested territory that is teeming with game. An aerial survey conducted in the winter of 2022 revealed a moose density of nearly 15 moose/10 km2. Hunters in this sector will stay in a large cabin located very close to the sea.

The hunting packages will be allocated through a random draw.

Map of the sector #20 (in French only)

2024 hunting plan (in French only)

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

Developing an exceptional territory

Sépaq's management of the Seigneurie de la Rivière-de-la-Madeleine will make it possible to develop this exceptional territory according to principles that promote democratization and equity of access for the community, the tourist clientele, and the generations to come.

The offer of activities and services will be improved over the next few years, all in keeping with the mission of conservation, development, use of wildlife, and ancillary recreational tourism activities.

Read the press release (in French only)

Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs
Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs Benoit Bisson | © Sépaq

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