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 Post subject: Fishing Bonaventure
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2014, 7:02 pm 
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Four of us Bluenoser's heading for Bonaventure June 18. Want to know if bringing fishing gear worth it or is the hassle and cost/ regulations make it prohibitive. None of us are fly fishers and are toting spin gear and worm/ spinner.

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 Post subject: Re: Fishing Bonaventure
PostPosted: May 22nd, 2014, 7:13 pm 
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You could try asking the people at Cime Adventures, they are the primary outfitter for paddlers and they don't do fishing so you might get better info than from the local outfitters who do specialize in fishing.

I done the river but I'm not a fisher myself, didn't see any fish but it was a May trip and I think the run starts until June.

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 Post subject: Re: Fishing Bonaventure
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2014, 8:49 am 
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The Bonaventure is famous for salmon and Cime will provide you with guidelines for dealing with anglers as a canoeist.

If you plan on fishing, make sure you properly understand the regulation because it is strictly enforced. The Gasp├ęsie region is gorgeous but has limited industry and relies mainly on tourism, hunting, fishing during the short snow free period.

Here is an overview of the fishing regulation:

https://www.saumonquebec.com/TheRivers/ ... fault.aspx

Contacting the outfitters / ZEC is a good starting point. You can reasonably expect to find someone who speaks English there.

Besides, if you also are into hiking, pay a visit to Le parc de la Gasp├ęsie. Mont Albert and Mont Jacques Cartier are something you should not miss.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing Bonaventure
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2014, 11:46 am 
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I wouldn't bother trying to fish while canoeing the Bonaventure. It is a great trip. However, the fishing fees and regulations for salmon are too much for someone taking a few casts now and then on a canoe trip. As I recall, someone pays an outrageous fee and then is restricted to fishing just one pool on the river. The penalties for violating the rules are quite severe. Way more than a summons and a small fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishing Bonaventure
PostPosted: May 23rd, 2014, 7:25 pm 
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Thanks All . Frankr, that is the response I was looking for . Either we do or don't. From all the reports and pics I've seen/ read,this trip is about the river and while we do enjoy dipping a line it is not imperative.

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