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Special fishing file: Sépaq, a complete fishing offer

With its network of wildlife reserves and national parks, the Society of Outdoor Establishments of Quebec (Sépaq) has a lot for you. to offer, whether alone, in a group or as a family.

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Over the years, the managers of the establishments have always listened to the amateurs who frequent their territories. This is how they were able to develop an offer, both for accommodation and for the practice of activities, which corresponds very well to the expectations of today’s enthusiasts.

Fishing in a wildlife reserve brings you several advantages.

First, there is the unique natural setting in which we have integrated very interesting housing possibilities. You will also be able to observe the responsible management of the resource that is fished there and benefit from tools and services promoting your success.

For example, one can think of bathymetric maps showing good fishing spots on the lake where you are and suggestions for techniques to use. On the territory of the reserves, there are thousands of lakes full of fish, varied fishing packages and 700 enthusiasts ready to help you enjoy a pleasant and productive fishing trip.


The vast majority of Sépaq territories are known and recognized for their ability to allow families to experience interesting vacations.

In this regard, wildlife reserves are unknown to many people. They really deserve to be discovered as part of a family vacation. In addition to fishing, they offer a multitude of varied activities always relating to nature.

Thus, it is possible to go hiking, enjoy a day of fishing, rent watercraft, pick berries or mushrooms and much more.

For example, you can fish from a pontoon in the Shawinigan sector of the Mastigouche wildlife reserve. Many have beaches, such as Lac Normand in the Saint-Maurice reserve or Lac Bellevue in the Portneuf wildlife reserve. Really, the array of offers is quite varied.

You can stay in a cabin located on the edge of a lake, go camping or rent a fully equipped ready-to-camp site.

A little tip, before completing your reservation, find out if the type of forest paths that give you access to your vacation site are suitable for your vehicle. Another interesting possibility is day fishing in wildlife reserves as well as in several national parks. You can measure yourself against more than ten species in the Sépaq network, but the speckled trout remains the star fish.

Interesting numbers

To understand the extent of the Sépaq network and potential offers, here are some figures that explain the phenomenon

Sépaq is

  • 13 wildlife reserves covering 40,763 square kilometers of territory rich in forests and game
  • 23 national parks, covering 7,017 square kilometers of protected territory
  • A marine park

Sepaq Anticosti

  • 8 tourist establishments
  • 727 cottages
  • 7250 camping pitches
  • 700 ready-to-camp units
  • 12 fish species: speckled trout, walleye, northern pike, Atlantic salmon, lake trout, landlocked salmon, red trout, muskellunge, smallmouth bass, splake, yellow perch, lake sturgeon