Top 6 spots for a fishing kayak adventure

Attractions to discover, May 23, 2022 2022-05-23
Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier - Sept Îles ©Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier - Sept Îles

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Calling all fishing enthusiasts: put on your life jackets, get your bait ready and head out on a fishing kayak for an adventure in an amazing place! There is a whole variety of fishing kayaks to choose for a great fishing trip – as well as many great lakes and rivers to discover in Quebec.

You can count on Pelican to find THE perfect fishing kayak

Pelican is the largest and most complete designer and manufacturer of recreational boats: canoes, pedal boats, paddleboards (SUP) and fishing kayaks. Pelican is known for its innovative and durable and superior-quality products. This family-owned company, established in 1968, is a world leader in paddle sports.

Whether you're a weekend fisher or serious angler, you'll find a wide selection of boats in the Catch collection to suit your needs. Imagine a kayak that's easy to transport with a flat deck platform that provides plenty of room and floor space for you and your gear. The kayaks have a tunnel hull that provides amazing stability. You can stand up while you cast your lines into the water. Don't wait another minute and check out the Catch collection!

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Fishing kayaks from the Catch collection are easy to transport and offer amazing stability for an enjoyable time out on the water ©Pelican

Magnificent wildlife reserves where you can bring your own kayak

With more than 800 km of developed trails, the Réserve faunique La Verendye is a wildlife reserve that offers the largest canoe-camping offer in Quebec. There are nearly twenty lakefront circuits lined with 500 campsites in the most beautiful natural setting. For a fishing experience with your own kayak, opt for the fishing package with accommodations. Several lakeside cabins are also available in various sectors with included fishing access rights.

Réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi
Wildlife reserves are breathtaking destinations for fishing trips! ©Réserve faunique des Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-et-Waconichi

Another option is the largest wildlife reserve in Quebec, the Lacs-Albanel-Mistassini-and-Waconichi Wildlife Reserve. Located in a breathtaking boreal setting, Mistassini is the largest natural freshwater lake in Quebec. Lake Albanel is a legendary place for a trophy catch! The Waconichi site, with its beautiful cottages connected by wooden walkways, is comparable to the great outfitters of the North. Pénicouane Bay, more than 25 km long, located south of Lake Mistassini, is both spectacular and ideal for kayak fishing, with numerous bays nearby.

The Réserve faunique des Chic-Chocs is another fantastic wildlife reserve. It has 43 lakes spread out among 5 sectors: Lac-Adam, Lac-Mont-Louis, Lac-Madeleine, Lac-Sainte-Anne and Branche-Nord. Many of these lakes are accessible with a personal boat. A dozen lakes are reserved for day fishing brook trout or lake trout. Only personal watercraft that do not require towing are allowed, including fishing kayaks.

Magnificent landscapes and exceptional fishing quality combined with high catch limits on a huge territory: this is what you’ll find at the Réserve faunique de Port-Cartier – Sept Îles. Generous nature ensures peaceful moments of tranquility. A fishing trip to this wildlife reserve allows you to discover breathtaking scenery! A vacation in the beautiful Côte-Nord region is inevitably one that leaves you with unforgettable memories you will want to share.

Resorts and outfitters are other great destinations for a fishing kayak trip!

Only 40 minutes from Montreal, the Domaine Pourki Resort located on the Richelieu River invites anglers, adventurers, families and groups to enjoy its enchanting site. Activities and accommodations are available. Kayaks, canoes, pedal boats, Rabaska can be rented, but you are also welcome to bring your own boat. Make your trip even better by booking one of the Bora Bora huts, cottages or ready-to-camp units.

Finally, for a guided experience in the company of an experienced fishing expert, Domaine du Lac St-Pierre offers superb spots all over the territory of its outfitters. The fish-filled St-Pierre Lake is an amazing place for beautiful catches. Take advantage of the advice and techniques you can learn from their guides. You have the choice between a half day or a full day. You can even opt for a guided fishing session at sunset.

Domaine Pourki
Resorts offer great possibilities for a fishing trip ©Domaine Pourki

Make this year the year to visit magnificent places in Quebec, and above all, to practise one of the most interesting of sports: kayak fishing! Check out the Pelican online store for the gear you need!

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