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Matapedia River Fishing Guide 2020



The Matapedia River is recognized as one of the most beautiful and fruitful salmon rivers in Quebec. Its salmon number between 1,500 and 2,500 annually.

Every year, hundreds of sport fishermen visit the Matapedia to catch Atlantic salmon. There is a total of 104 numbered pools from Matapedia to Lac-au-Saumon.

This guide is intended to be a tool to facilitate your salmon fishing trips, in Sectors 1 and 3, which constitute the non-quota public section. It will allow you to locate pools, trails and parking space more quickly.

It is also a guide to sound advice, practical and relevant information. That, we hope, will meet the expectations of newcomers and even the most seasoned salmon anglers.

The Guide (Adobe file) is free and will be available upon request by May 15 2020.
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Oh boy!
As someone who has fished this river only two weeks and will again this season, I will definitely want to read that to augment what I've learned already.
To whom may I request a copy, ClaudeH?
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As someone who has fished this river only two weeks and will again this season, I will definitely want to read that to augment what I've learned already.
To whom may I request a copy, ClaudeH?
Just forward me your email. This Guide is already available in french. The English version will be available by May 15 2020. Please note I don't reveal any well kept secret in it.
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Matapedia river May 3 2020. Flow 353 M3/S. Pool Les Fourches

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The Matapedia River is recognized as one of the most beautiful and fruitful salmon rivers in Quebec. Its salmon number between 1,500 and 2,500 annually.

Every year, hundreds of sport fishermen visit the Matapedia to catch Atlantic salmon. There is a total of 104 numbered pools from Matapedia to Lac-au-Saumon.

This guide is intended to be a tool to facilitate your salmon fishing trips, in Sectors 1 and 3, which constitute the non-quota public section. It will allow you to locate pools, trails and parking space more quickly.

It is also a guide to sound advice, practical and relevant information. That, we hope, will meet the expectations of newcomers and even the most seasoned salmon anglers.

The Guide (Adobe file) is free and will be available upon request by May 15 2020.
Mostly finish translating from French to English. Should be available by tomorrow night Eastern Time.
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Mostly finish translating from French to English. Should be available by tomorrow night Eastern Time.
If you asked for a copy of the Matapedia Fishing Guide 2020. I have just forwarded it to your supplied Email. Please check your Email. If you didn.t received it let me know.
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Claude nicely done !
Here's some names en Anglais of pools from the 1980's
95 and just below =Tank .Named after the huge water tank that used to be there and laid on it's side .
Heppel= Hoople. The taking spot here hasn't changed from the 1980's
Metalik= Metal Dick or just Dick
Beaurivage = The beach
Monnick =Choke
Browne's =The Rock
One from the 1990's
Cordonier= Fosse Aline ( for obvious reasons )
Routhierville = Amerika
Just above Pont Plante is Steve's Run .This IS 2 handed rod water and is long and fished from the south side

The pic on the right of page 13 is the one I took of Topher Browne fishing at the end of the run below Tank which is just below #95 .

II loved the Richard Adams article .
I have 2 Richard Adams anecdotes . One funny and one is absolutely hilarious
I also have a great VHS tape of fishing Sector 3 and the Matane in the 1980's

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Calaude nicely done !
Here's some names en Anglais of pools from the 1980's
95 and just below =Tank .Named after the huge water tank that used to be there and laid on it's side .
Heppel= Hoople. The taking spot here hasn't changed from the 1980's
Metalik= Metal Dick or just Dick
Beaurivage = The beach
Monnick =Choke
Browne's =The Rock
One from the 1990's
Cordonier= Fosse Aline ( for obvious reasons )
Routhierville = Amerika
Just above Pont Plante is Steve's Run .This IS 2 handed rod water and is long and fished from the south side

The pic on the right of page 13 is the one I took of Topher Browne fishing at the end of the run below Tank which is just below #95 .

II loved the Richard Adams article .
I have 2 Richard Adams anecdotes . One funny and one is absolutely hilarious
I also have a great VHS tape of fishing Sector 3 and the Matane in the 1980's
Thanks for your input. Some local named the 95 La Granule (Wood pellets). Yet I had no success in that pool. There are fish in there that's for sure. I had more luck in 94A Pierre à Luc.
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Thanks for your input. Some local named the 95 La Granule (Wood pellets). Yet I had no success in that pool. There are fish in there that's for sure. I had more luck in 94A Pierre à Luc.
#95 sure does look fishy though doesn't it !! Fish there never seem to respond to a fly . HOWEVER the taking spot is below that pool .There used to be a dead Spruce tree that we used as a pointer to this spot . There's actually no surface indication where exactly this is . Back in the 80's there was no trail down to the spot and you had to bushwhack through the bush to get there . If one found out that there was no-one already there , possibilities were good !!
2 years back in September's really low water I managed to map the exact spot.
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Matapedia today. Routhierville pool. Flow 223M/S Pictures by Richard Couturier.



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Merci Claude,
I hope to swing a fly there next week.
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Matapedia today. Routhierville pool. Flow 223M/S Pictures by Richard Couturier.



Claude, sorry but that pool is Brownes not Routhierville

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Claude, sorry but that pool is Brownes not Routhierville
First post: Picture 1 taken upstream of Ile du Chien pool. Brown is (downstream) below this island. Second picture you can see the rock on the upstream east side of Pont Routhierville. This post the same pool at low water



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Pic # 1 from almost the same px. as Claude's of Routhierville Pool .Taken at sunset from the Routhierville Covered bridge
#2 Lawlor , June 2010 . River was kind of lowish but fishing was great all day and decent #'s of pods of Salmon started to run as the sun went below the horizon
#3 . Sector 1 pool unknown . Friend of mine had fished there 3 days in a row and advised me to fish at the inukshuk that he had placed there as it indicated the taking spot . Fantastic spot for one person to Spey cast through
# 4 . He was right !!!!!
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Pic#1 shows Lower Adams flowing into Cordonnier ( Fosse Aline) during the time that CN buggered up Cordonnier , ruining it forever
:Photo credit Michel Pelletier
#2 A pastoral view of Cordonnier before it was ruined .Right in the forground is the area where the US Sub fleet of 20+ pound Salmon lay .The area adjacent to the fisherman on the north bank is THE taking area
# 3 a shot looking downstream at Cordonnier ( Aline Pool ) before it was ruined .The fisherman is right AT the taking spot . C.N. later dredged the pool and built up the right bank with larger boulders
# 4. Yours truly at Tank . The dead Spruce tree pointed right AT the taking spot
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