Montérégie is just south of Montréal, extending from the St. Lawrence River to the U.S. border. Rivière Richelieu (formerly known as Rivière des Iroquois) runs through the region, which doesn’t have a ton of lakes, but still offers great fishing and easy access from Montréal and neighbouring regions.
Planning a fishing trip to beautiful Montérégie this spring or summer? Here’s a list of our favourite outfitters and some tips for an unforgettable fishing trip.
Our favourite fishing outfitters in Montérégie
Montérégie is home to carnivorous fish and many species of trout. It offers a wide variety of options, from sport fishing for pike to angling for rainbow trout. No matter your level of experience or species of choice, you’ll find the perfect package at an outfitter in Montérégie.
Pourvoirie Au Diable Vert – SuttonUnique accommodations, picturesque scenery, and day passes
Species: Smallmouth bass, brown trout, rainbow trout
Au Diable Vert is a veritable outdoor resort. Nestled in an alpine meadow at an altitude of 1,000 feet., the scenery and vistas are truly stunning. Day passes for the river are available. Why not try out some unusual accommodations, like one of the rustic huts perched on the cliff or in a tree? Plus, enjoy tons of activities, including water sports, hiking, biking, swimming, and more. Dogs are welcome.
Pourvoirie Royaume Mac – Saint-Théodore-d’ActonExcellent spring trouting and easy access
Species: Brook trout, rainbow trout
Rivière Renne runs east to west, across the site and is a perfect location for spring trouting. You can fish from a boat or wade right into the river. Day passes are only $10 when you rent a cottage, motorboat included. Plus, they’re free for children under 17. It’s a great family activity just outside Saint-Hyacinthe.
Aventures Évasion Estrie – MéganticWide variety of species and accommodations
Species: Smallmouth bass, walleye, brook trout, landlocked salmon, yellow perch, lake trout, golden rainbow trout
Located in the Mégantic region, Aventures Évasion Estrie is the largest outfitter in the Eastern Townships. It has multiple lakes and a wide variety of species that will satisfy all anglers. Cottage accommodations are available with optional meal plans. Fishing guides are also available for half or full days. Activities like canoeing, nature interpretation, and bear watching make for an unforgettable trip.
Pourvoirie Guy Mayer – Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-NoixFishing and boat launch on Rivière Richelieu
Species: Bass, pike, walleye
Pourvoirie Guy Mayer is located in Saint-Paul-de-l’Île-aux-Noix on Montérégie’s biggest river, Rivière Richelieu. Daily fishing passes, on-site accommodations, and boat rentals are available. It’s also a great place for anglers to launch their boats. Cast your line on Rivière Richelieu and you could reel in a bass, pike, or walleye!
Parc ÉcoPêche – Mont-Saint-GrégoirePerfect for your little one’s first foray into fishing
Species: Rainbow trout
ÉcoPêche park is just 25 minutes outside Montréal, so it’s perfect for rainbow trout fishing with the whole family. The guides help your little ones handle their equipment safely. Entry is free for children 17 and under and $5 plus $1 per inch of trout for adults. Fishing equipment, fish cleaning and ice packing, and access to the picnic area, playground, and animal pens are included.
Tips for an unforgettable fishing trip
Decided on one of Montérégie’s best outfitters for your next fishing excursion? Now you just have to pack up the essentials and make your final preparations. Here are some tips for a successful fishing trip:
- Choose your accommodations carefully. There’s a reason they call it sport fishing! When you turn in for the night, you’ll want to be comfortable so you can fully recharge your batteries. Pick lodgings that are appropriate for all members of your party, young and old.
- Get the lowdown on the rules: Outfitters are subject to regulations and quotas based on where they’re located. Follow them to avoid headaches and ensure the sustainability of fish populations.
- Bring all necessary equipment. It can mean the difference between a successful fishing trip and coming back empty handed. Many websites have helpful packing lists for a worry-free trip.
- Plan your meals: Cook up your catch for a hearty and delicious dinner after a long day on the water.
Don’t forget your ATV insurance! The start of the fishing season is the perfect time to take out your quad. Before you hit the trails, make sure your ATV insurance is still valid and provides enough coverage.