Ice Fishing

A one-of-a-kind fishing

Spectacular, unique: words aren’t enough to describe the magnificent Saguenay Fjord. See it from another angle by fishing on its frozen surface. Enjoy a wide variety of excellent fish on an ice fishing trip you won’t soon forget!

► To make your fishing experience a success, we invite you to consult the magazine "Courant du Saguenay"  clic here!

Where to rent

Aventures Rose-des-Vents

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord

Fishing huts built on the ice of the fjord.
The average temperature inside fishing huts is between -5 and 0 degrees Celsius.

  • Packages available
  • Fishing cabin (where you can sleep)
  • Fishing equipement
  • From 115$/day/ cabin (2 to 4 people)

136, rue du Quai, Sainte-Rose-du-Nord, G0V 1T0
T 418.675.2625 

Contact Nature Rivière-à-Mars

Anse-à-Benjamin sector

  • Cabin rental
  • Equipment rental
  • Fishing equipment and bait included
  • Guide on request
  • Packages available
  • From $150/day/4 people/no guide included. You can have a guide on request, with additionnal fees.

824, de l'Anse-à-Benjamin, Saguenay (arr. de  La Baie)
T 418.697.5458

Pêche aventures Saguenay
  • Fishing Cabin (where you can sleep)
  • Fishing equipement and baits (sonar rental)
  • Professional guide
  • OTHER SERVICES: Portable heated tents rental, fishing expedition
  • From 125$/day/4 to 8 people

Saguenay (arr. de La Baie)
T 418.540.9570

Ma cabane à louer
  • Daily fishing cabin rental from $75
  • Fishing cabin rental with overnight from $150

Falardeau 
T 418.812.5148

Pêche blanche du Fjord inc.
  • Cabin
  • Fishing equipment and baits
  • Professional guide available upon request
  • From 80$/day/4 people

Saguenay (arr. de La Baie)
T 418.544.4182

Type of fishes

Type of species and Groundfish fishery on the Saguenay fjord
Species Description
Rainbow smelt Grey, silvery fish with very obvious scales, measuring between 15 and 23 cm.

Rainbow smelt
Redfish Red-orange fish with big eyes and a bony bump on the lower jaw, measuring from 25 to 35 cm.
Redfish
Greenland cod This greenish fish has a marbled back and flanks, with a barely visible greyish lateral line and black peritoneum (inside of the abdomen), measuring between 20 and 70 cm.
Greenland cod
Cod Reddish fish with a flecked back and flanks and a clear, visible lateral line, measuring up to 140 cm.
Cod
Turbot Characterized by its dark blind side and straight lateral line, it can measure up to 100 cm
Turbot
Other species Red hake, haddock, pollock, eelpout, flounder and others are occasionally caught.

The recreational groundfish fishery is practised without a licence. Visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada website to know more. 

► To consult the tide table, click here!

Where to ice fish

Saguenay, La Baie district

A veritable village of 1,200 cabins crops up in two fishing sectors: Anse-à-Benjamin et Grande-Baie. Catch smelt, redfish and cod in these three sectors, which can all be reached on foot, by car, snowmobile or ATV:

  • Anse-à-Benjamin

    The impressive rocky wall of the Cap-à-l’Ouest towers above one of the largest fishing sites, which is known for its family-friendly atmosphere! Bring your skates and take advantage of the skating rink.

  • Grande-Baie

    A true ice village where you will have the opportunity to fish, admire the many kites being flown around the little cabins and skate on the skating rink.

Saguenay (arr. de La Baie)
T 418.697.5458

L'Anse-St-Jean

In addition to being one of the most beautiful villages in Quebec, this friendly, inviting ice fishing town is surrounded by mountain peaks. The fishing village is located near the road, where it can easily be reached on foot, by snowmobile, car or ATV. Smelt, redfish, cod and turbot await you!

L'Anse-Saint-Jean

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord

Nicknamed the "pearl of the fjord", this charming village in the middle of precipitous mountains is worth the detour! You can fish for redfish and cod. This site is not accessible by car. You’ll need a snowmobile or ATV to get there, unless you’d prefer a bracing walk!

Sainte-Rose-du-Nord

Saint-Fulgence

Saint-Fulgence is on the border of the Saguenay River and the fjord. You can access the fishing site by car, snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle or on foot.