York River is located in the centre of the Gaspé Peninsula and is one of the most prized Atlantic salmon rivers in Canada.
It flows from its source in the Monts Chic-Chocs over a distance of 98 km into the Gaspé Bay. Apart from the last few kilometres it winds through the Gaspé wilderness. York River captivates most Atlantic salmon anglers with its emerald green waters.
Information about the river
- Paved road - Route 198
- Wading pools: canoes are not required except in the downsteam section of zone 4 under high water conditions
- Guides are not necessary, however, private guides offer their services
- Catch and release period for large salmon: from May 25 to July 31 and from September 1 to 30
- Catch and retain large salmon permitted from August 1 to August 31, if the management threshold is reached
- Number of zones: 11
- Number of controlled zones: 7
- Number of unlimited zones: 4
- Reservations for controlled zones: November 1 draw, 48 hour draw and 4 pm daily hat draw
- Mandatory release