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Fishing in Rapides des Joachims

The Island of Rapides des Joachims has for hundreds of years been known for excellent fishing. With access to the Ottawa River and hundreds of lakes in the Rapides des Joachims ZEC (Controlled exploitation zone), our customers have a great amount of choice to make fishing adventure a success.

The region offers a very large variety of different fish to catch, from walleye to sturgeon all the way to muskellunge, your fishing abilities will be put to the test.

The village of Rapides des Joachims has at your disposal two marinas with free boat launch on either side of the hydroelectric dam. No hitch on your vehicle? No problem we can bring your rental boat to the location of your choice.

Fishing expeditions in the ZEC

The Rapide des Joachims ZEC and the Dumoine ZEC are a perfect place to spend the day fishing. We offer a guide and transportation service to the lake of your choosing depending on the species of fish you are looking to catch.

Price: $150 per person (fishing permit, the ZEC fishing pass and taxes included)
We can also arrange a lunch for $15 per person (taxes included)

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The Dumoine Valley Guides offers rental fishing boats in two options:

  • 1 fishing boat with all required safety gear, charged battery, electric motor:
    $50 (taxes included)
  • 1 fishing boat, safety gear, gas motor (7hp) and a full tank of gas:
    $75 (taxes included)
  • A fish finder can be added for $10 (taxes included)

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All boats are subject to weight and passenger limits. These limits must be respected.

Boats must be returned before sundown as they are not equipped for night operation.

Alcohol is, in most cases, not allowed in the fishing boat (please check with us ahead of time).

A valid pleasure craft operator card or a filled Rental Boat Safety Checklist is required for all boat rental and operation.

Both Quebec and Ontario fishing permits are valid for fishing on any section of the Ottawa River

A valid Quebec fishing permit and ZEC fishing pass is required for fishing in the Rapides des Joachims ZEC territory.