• Rules

The Duchenier Wildlife Reserve, managed by Terfa, is subject to the regulations of the wildlife reserves imposed by the Quebec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.


Catch: 5 brook trout
Possession: 10 brook trout


Regulated fishing (random draws)

The allocation of regulated packages is subject to an annual random draw which takes place in mid-January each year. This process is imposed in all wildlife reserves in order to be fair to all Quebecers who wish to come and fish in the area. Regulated fishing stay that have not been reserved following the random draws will be offered to the everyone thereafter.

Daily fishing

Reservations for daily lakes must be made 48 hours in advance by phone only at 418-735-5222.

River fishing and adventure fishing. 

No reservation is necessary to practice this type of fishing. Access rights can be purchased online or directly at the reception desk at the entrance to the territory.

Fly fishing lakes

The Grosses truites #1, #2, #3, Caribou, Lâche, Orignal, Manley, Cèdres/à la Perche, des Pins, Croche, Boucher, de l'Équerre, Petit Trinité, Grand Trinité, Landry are reserved for fly fishing. These bodies of water are identified as such at the registration desk or near the fishing site. In these cases, for fly fishing, the following rules must be respected:

Fly fishing must be carried out using an unweighted fly line (silk) mounted on a rod designed for this purpose to which a maximum of two artificial flies is attached. The two hooks cannot have more than three points in total (see Weighted line, page 5);

the artificial fly may be composed of a combination of hooks which must take into account the maximum authorized size of the hooks shown below; such a fly should never have more than three tips;

the artificial fly must not be attached to a metal core line ;

the fly may be trimmed with silk, tinsel, wool, fabrics, fur, feathers or other similar materials. Brass, copper, aluminum or plastic tubes can be part of the fly, as can the straight pin. Waddington rods are permitted. Eyes and metal heads are prohibited;

the fly must not be equipped with a rotating or waving device or with weights which make it sink;

the fly should not be baited, unless otherwise specified in the publication;

Possession of any other fishing gear is strictly prohibited on a body of water reserved for fly fishing or less than 100 m from it, except:

when such a device is in a vehicle (except a boat) or a building;

when a person is only crossing or skirting waters reserved for fly fishing to fish in other waters where the use of this gear is permitted. In this case, when the prohibited gear is a hook other than an artificial fly, it must not be attached to the line and if this person is also in possession of a rod, it must be rendered inoperative in one of the following ways:

disassembled in section;

assembled without a reel attached to it;

stored in a closed case.

These conditions apply to areas reserved for fly fishing only.

The following table summarizes the information relating to the maximum number of hooks and points authorized:

Target location and / or periodMaximum number of artificial flies, hooksMaximum number of points that the hook or combination of hooks can have

When every type of fishing is permitted


When only fly fishing is permitted






Number of lines authorized in winter

For winter fishing, it is permitted to use up to 5 lines. The lines used must be under the constant and immediate supervision of the fisherman. In addition, when one or more persons are fishing under the license of the holder of a sport fishing license, the number of lines used by the group cannot exceed the number of lines authorized on the holder. In this case, the total quantity of fish caught and kept per day must not exceed the quantity authorized by the license holder.

It should be noted that the dates mentioned in this table are not fishing periods. To find out the fishing periods applicable in the zones, please consult the Fishing periods and catch limits section, Exceptions to fishing periods, on the website or contact Customer Services of the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources. Planned catch and possession limits apply.

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