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Special fishing file: the network of zecs in Quebec awaits you

The least we can say is that the zecs of Quebec have evolved drastically over time. Today, you can make your choice of stays from a range of very interesting offers. The ZECs have 16,480 lakes and 298 rivers in their network. Fishing is practiced there by wading, boat, fly and in winter, there is now an excellent offer of ice fishing.

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The four star species are speckled trout, lake trout or lake trout, walleye and northern pike. It is also possible to fish for bass, arctic char, splake, rainbow trout, yellow perch, landlocked salmon, muskellunge and brown trout. As you can see, the choice is vast.

What is a major asset in favor of the zecs is that fishing in these territories is rather simple. The conditions to be met are to have a fishing license, register at the reception desk and pay your right of access and fishing and finally, at the exit, register your catches. Fishing is free for children 17 and under accompanied by an adult in most zecs.

Also, for wading enthusiasts, the zecs have located and developed promising sites on their territory. It is certain that it is better to have rain boots or waders, but what stands out is that this method is simple, easy for all people who want to try their luck, alone or with their family.


To fish in a zec in 2022, the maximum price in summer is $29.54 per day or $168.02 for an annual pass. This can be useful if you plan to frequent the same territory several times during the season.

To help you discover a wealth of information on the world of zecs, you can consult the interactive map of the zec network. You will be able to obtain information such as: where the launching ramps are, boat rentals, fishing lakes exclusively reserved for fly fishing and many other attractions.

The zecs network has also developed a very important component for nature lovers: accommodation.

It is possible to stay in cabins, shelters, refuges and yurts throughout Quebec. There are also fully equipped caravans for rental and ready-to-camp.

Really, over time, the zecs of Quebec have been able to adapt to offer facilities, which has allowed them to become major players in the industry.

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