Atlantic Salmon start their summer migration upstream by late June and usually reach the St. Paul camp by early July. Consequently, our season runs from early July to mid-September when the salmon season legally closes in Quebec. The salmon that run the St. Paul River average in weight from four lbs (grilse) to more than twenty pounds. Fly-fishing is the only permitted angling method for salmon in Quebec.
Most salmon runs on the St. Paul are easily waded, making the fishing especially pleasurable. For those who prefer it, fishing from a small boat can be easily arranged; the Club is equipped with canoes powered by small outboard motors.
Each guide is responsible for a pair of anglers and is equipped accordingly (nets, trailers, and boat equipment). Our guides are extremely knowledgeable in the tricks and quirks of the river, and will assist you in finding the best water to fish each day. They can also provide a delicious shore lunch of salmon if you so desire.
At St. Paul's Salmon Fishing Camp, we practice a 100% Catch and Release program. We believe that if we are to continue to experience the joy of salmon fishing in coming years, everyone must do their part to conserve and increase salmon stocks.
Moreover, we've already seen the effects of our efforts! The runs of large fish have steadily increased since we introduced our catch and release policy in 1999 and we take great pride in this fact.
Our Conservation Program
- All fish must be released by everyone.
- The daily catch limit per angler is 4 fish.
- Our staff is only permitted catch and release fishing pre and post guest's season
At St. Paul's Salmon Fishing Club, most of the fishing is done by wading. We highly recommend that guests bring a sturdy pair of chest waders, heavy socks and insect repellant, along with their personal items. Of course, you'll need all your fly-fishing paraphernalia as well, but we urge patrons to keep in mind that travel is by small bush plane, thus bulky luggage, coolers etc. are best left at home.