on the Matane river
Famous for its Atlantic salmon fishing, the Matane is the easiest access salmon river in Quebec. Situated at the beginning of the Gaspé region, it is ending crossing the town of Matane. The river is 55 miles long and more than 80 salmon fishing pools are available for fly fishermen. The river is a ZEC territory and is managed by the SOGERM (Matane river management society). The river is public (except a 3 miles stretch), there are no reservations and random drawings. All you need is a Quebec salmon fishing license and a daily fishing access permit. You can buy your daily fishing access pemit at the Metropole hotel. Along the river, the road is paved for the first 22 miles and then a gravel road for the other 33 miles.
When in Matane, make it a must to visit the fishway and observe the salmon in their migration from the sea to the river.
For the river report please visit de Matane river website at www.zecsaumonmatane.com