There are three categories of sport fishing licenses: salmon fishing, fishing for species other than salmon and burbot fishing. The license indicates the date, hour and minute issued and must be signed by the individual who sold it and by the license holder. When sport fishing, you must have your fishing license with you, and be prepared to present it, on request, to a wildlife protection officer or assistant. In the event the license is lost, stolen, or altered beyond use, another license must be purchased to continue fishing.
The spouse of the holder of a license for species other than salmon or of a license for burbot as well as their children under 18 years of age are entitled to fish without a license.
Children under 18 may fish without a license provided they are supervised by the holder of a fishing license or his/her spouse, aged 18 and older. The total number of fish caught and kept each day must not exceed the quantity to which the license holder is entitled.
Note: These measures apply to residents and to Non-residents.
Before fishing in salmon rivers, consult the brochure entitled "Salmon Sportfishing 2001" which describes the fishing conditions applying to salmon rivers. In a salmon river, a person must hold an Atlantic salmon sport fishing license to fish for any species during the salmon fishing season. Outside the salmon fishing season, the holder of a fishing license for species other than salmon can fish for these species in the parts of certain salmon rivers (consult "Salmon Sportfishing 2001")
Non-residents must hold a Québec sport fishing license to fish anywhere in Québec.
Purchasing a License
Licenses to fish for species other than salmon are sold by authorized license distributors, usually sport goods stores, hardware or convenience stores. These licenses are also sold by certain outfitters as well as certain wildlife reserves. However, this license is not required when fishing in a park managed by Parks Canada or in a fish pond. The spouse and children of a non-resident may fish without a license in some cases.
For info on Québec Sportfishing Contact :
Ministère de l'Environnement
et de la Faune
CANADA G1K 7X2
Phone: (418) 643-3127
Main Regulations for Sport Fishing in Quebec: 2005/ 2006 Seasons
Quebec's Fishing Boundary Document
Note:This is for information purposes only. It is neccessary for all anglers to review the provincial angling regulations for more detailed info on limits and regulations.