Hunting & Fishing


Saguenay is a highly sought-after destination for hunters and anglers offering lush forests and the majestic fjord, besides numerous lakes and rivers.


Fishing on the Saguenay Fjord

Ice fishing on the Saguenay Fjord is a popular activity during the winter, but did you know that you can also go fishing for groundfish during the summer? Imagine fishing in water up to 300 meters deep, where you can catch redfish, cod, and turbot. Every catch becomes an amazing experience within a breathtaking landscape.

Please take note of their hours of operation since the schedule varies from the end of April to mid-October.

Consult the tides table | Consult the regulations

Salmon Fishing

The Quatuor du Fjord is a group of the four salmon rivers in Saguenay where you can fish for salmon and sea trout. A perfect opportunity for the entire family to go fishing with experienced instructors and appealing packages, which include angling equipment and permits. 

Saguenay, arrondissement de La Baie
T 418.697.5093

Rivière Petit-Saguenay 
T 418.272.1169 | 1.877.272.1169

Rivière Saint-Jean
T 418.272.2199

Rivière Sainte-Marguerite 
T 418.236.4604 | 1.877.236.4604

Rainbow smelt fishing from wharves

Rainbow smelt fishing from a number of wharves along the Saguenay Fjord is a great family friendly activity where fishing permits are not required. Meet local anglers and listen for tips on catching this small species of fish.

Guided Services and Expeditions

Pêche Aventures Saguenay
T 418.540.9570
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Fjord Lac Chasse & Pêche
T 418.590.2254  
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Zec and Outfitters

ZEC Hunting & Fishing

The region offers many ZECs (controlled harvesting zones) where hunting and fishing can be enjoyed for recreational purposes. Most locations offer equipment rentals and accommodations.  Additional outdoor activities are also available. The location and the complete list of services offered in each zec below can be found at the Réseau Zec website

South shore of the Saguenay fjord and river

Zec Mars-Moulin
T 418.678.3530 

Zec Lac-Brébeuf
T 418.544.4884

Zec L'Anse-Saint-Jean
T 418.272.2224

Zec Buteux-Bas-Saguenay
T 418-272-3464

North shore of the Saguenay fjord and river  

Zec Martin-Valin
Entre Ste-Rose-du-Nord et Saint-Fulgence
T 418.674.9170

Zec Onatchiway
Au nord de St-David de Falardeau
T  418.548.0812
T  418.690.4061

Zec Lac-de-la-Boiteuse
 Près de Saint-David-de-Falardeau
T 418.690.4123

 Zec Chauvin
 Près de la rivière Sainte-Marguerite
T 418.236.9357 

Outfitter Hunting and Fishing

Outfitters offer accommodations (usually in cabins), services and equipment rentals for hunting, fishing and trapping. Additional outdoor activities can also be enjoyed. Visit the Fédération des pourvoiries du Québec's website to select and reserve your Saguenay package.