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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old 05-07-2020, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Quebec's 2020 Salmon season

The season will open as usual ,HOWEVER , all ZEC offices are considered non essential services and will
remain closed as will access barriers such as on the Cap Chat. (This might change .)
Game wardens will have a list of who has passes on each river
Since the offices (for the moment) will be closed ,a method to retrieve your
passes will be established as will on line purchase of Quebec fishing licenses
You will have to be alone ( or passenger from the same address as the driver) in your vehicle while traveling through Quebec and as it stands bring your own food
Motels etc. will be closed as will the camp sites .
Quebecois ,Canadians from other provinces will be allowed to access to travel .
The Canadian /USA border is closed until May 21 and , IMO , won't open soon , if at all this summer .
If you're flying in, the 14 day quarantine is in effect .
For all rivers you will be able to
- Keep your reservation/pass as is
- postpone your reservation /pass to the same date in 2021
- cancel your reservation with a full refund
I should have more info next Wednesday

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Have trips booked for July and August to the Gaspe, so will be following with interest. The big issue is the mandatory 14 day self quarantine upon return to NB. We have been very fortunate here with only 120 cases in total- only 2 or 3 cases in the past 3 weeks, no deaths and almost all have recovered. NB is not in any hurry to relax border restrictions. Will be tough on the outfitters here. Also in Newfoundland and Labrador where they just closed the borders to tourists (ie. fishermen).
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Brian thanks for the information. Would you please post the link or website where you are getting this info. as it would be handy to have. I am specificly interested in folks that are property owners, like myself, who will want to have access etc. and obviously quarantine procedures would still be followed. I was just informed that road blocks in Matapedia will be limited on or about May 10. but nothing is definitive except 14 day quarantine policy.

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Brian thanks for the information. Would you please post the link or website where you are getting this info. as it would be handy to have. I am specificly interested in folks that are property owners, like myself, who will want to have access etc. and obviously quarantine procedures would still be followed. I was just informed that road blocks in Matapedia will be limited on or about May 10. but nothing is definitive except 14 day quarantine policy.

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This just now on the Bonaventure ZEC Facebook page:
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This just now on the Bonaventure ZEC Facebook page:
The french version:
Tel que spécifié dans le communiqué du 3 avril dernier, le ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs maintient la date de l’ouverture de la saison 2020.

English translation (different from the post)
As specified in the April 3 news release, the Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks maintains the opening date of the 2020 season.

What exactly opening date do they maintains ? Someone have miss the 5W off communication. Don't clearly see the what.
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I guess it means that the usual seasons still stand on each river, ex: Matapedia May 15th, York/Dartmouth/St-Jean May 25th, etc.

I was able to book myself at Motel Adams (now Roadway Inn) in the town of Gaspe, and they have been servicing guests throughout the entire "pandemic". I spoke with the receptionist on two occasions, and they never shut down anything but the restaurant, which is open again now.

The US border and the inter- and intra-provincial travel restrictions are the keys to be watching. US border is the easiest to get news on, but for the regional highways, little harder.

Last update we heard from Legault last week was that we could drive between all regions by May 18th inside Quebec. Crossing at ON and NB borders may be further restricted.

For the sake of keeping the peace with locals, I'll be stocking my cooler with groceries and supplies here before heading out.
...but I WILL be heading out.
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I guess it means that the usual seasons still stand on each river, ex: Matapedia May 15th, York/Dartmouth/St-Jean May 25th, etc.

Brian, That's exactly what I had said in my post . " The season will open as usual"

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The official Qc. gov't April 03 press release

https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...871764052.html
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And the latest news release RE:Coronavirus

The latest on gradually reducing the restrictions RE: c-virus
English version
https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/heal...9-coronavirus/

and the French version

https://www.quebec.ca/sante/probleme...ronavirus_2020

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Ontario /Quebec borders

Traveling between Ont and Qc. is fairly fluid except for bridges between Ottawa and Gatineau which is another story = ya ain't gonna go

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Brian, That's exactly what I had said in my post . " The season will open as usual"
I was concurring for Claude's sake who was still a bit un-clear.

May have to sweet-talk a policeman somewhere along the road, but after the 18th, I hope not and plan for the best.
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Below is the reply I received today from the Bonaventure ZEC regarding the camping at Premier Est

Stefan

"You are right, salmon fishing will be allowed on the Bonaventure River on June 1.

But currently, it is forbidden to open our campsite and our “Nature” tents.

It is the same situation for all campgrounds in the province of Quebec

Camping Québec is in contact with the Government to allow an opening next June our July.

I suggest you pay 100% for your bookings next July. You will be reimbursed in full if COVID-19 prevents you from traveling"

Salutations


RONALD CORMIER, DIR. GÉN.

Association des pêcheurs sportifs de la Bonaventure inc.

180 Avenue Beauséjour

Bonaventure, Qc G0C 1E0

Tél.: (418) 534-1818 / 1-888-979-1818

Téléc.: (418) 534-4007

Courriel: [email protected]

http://zecbonaventure.com/
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I guess it means that the usual seasons still stand on each river, ex: Matapedia May 15th, York/Dartmouth/St-Jean May 25th, etc.

I was able to book myself at Motel Adams (now Roadway Inn) in the town of Gaspe, and they have been servicing guests throughout the entire "pandemic". I spoke with the receptionist on two occasions, and they never shut down anything but the restaurant, which is open again now.

The US border and the inter- and intra-provincial travel restrictions are the keys to be watching. US border is the easiest to get news on, but for the regional highways, little harder.

Last update we heard from Legault last week was that we could drive between all regions by May 18th inside Quebec. Crossing at ON and NB borders may be further restricted.

For the sake of keeping the peace with locals, I'll be stocking my cooler with groceries and supplies here before heading out.
...but I WILL be heading out.
Sounds like the Dartmouth/York/St-Jean will be open to fishing starting May 25. Also road blocage should lift off on May 28 for the Gaspé area. Concreate Angler keep us posted on your travel trip to this area.
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