Quebec: Blueberries and Big Fish

September 1, 2004 By: Marshall Cutchin

Whereas Iceland will set you back thousands of dollars for week of fishing, in Quebec you can fish the most famous pools for as little as $40 a day. “Under a system that may be unique in all angling, hundreds of miles of rivers were carved into zones, then individual stations. Each November, anglers enter lottery bids for selected pools on specified days in a season that runs June through September. A percentage of the total allotment is reserved for 48-hour bidding during the season; other large blocks remain even more accessible, almost always available on a daily basis.” Charlie Meyers in the Denver Post.