The River

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         The Matapedia River is considered one of the top salmon rivers in Quebec, and eastern Canada. Its head waters start at the Matapedia Lake and flow some 65 kilometers through the beautiful and picturesque Matapedia Valley before entering the Restigouche River. The Matapedia River has two main tributaries -  the Assemetaquagan, and Causapsical Rivers. With the help of these tributaries, the Matapedia is able to hold a return run of salmon and grilse that number close to 5000 per year.








         The salmon fishing season runs from the 1st of June until the end of September. Historically the larger fish come into the river first and the smaller salmon later, when the river is not running as swiftly. Fishing is done from traditional 26 foot Gaspe canoes, using single handed rods with 8 to 10 weight lines. August and September are the months for dry fly fishing. The water is crystal clear and you can often cast to the individual fish. It is possible to wade as well at this time of year.




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