Hipou outfitter

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Stretched over the first 40 kilometers of the Natashquan River

Hipou signifies Great River in Montagnais (Innu), and once you visit, you will understand why! Come immerse yourself in the Montagnais way of life and see how our experienced personnel will provide you with an unrivalled guest experience. Our guides will take you in charge as soon as you arrive and escort you to your respective lodges, once settled in, they shall guide you through your first great fishing adventure on the mighty Natashquan River.

what you need to know

Arrival

As soon as you arrive we escort you to your respective lodges, once settled in, they shall guide you through your first great fishing adventure on the mighty Natashquan River.

Lodges

You will find 3 distinct lodges along the river, each appointed to its own fishing zone in order to avoid overcrowded pits. Our guides are also avid anglers and will surely help you perfect your technique.

Fish conservation

Freezers and isolated fish boxes are made available to our patrons in the American plan, for transport and conservation of your fish.

Guides

Our Montagnais guides, having been raised alongside the river, know it inside and out: the pits, the currents and the river bed hold no secret for them. They are familiar with the salmon’s habitual behaviors, knowing exactly where to find them and will generously share their ancestral knowledge with you.

Plane

A few airlines service Natashquan airport from Montreal, Quebec, Chicoutimi, or Mont-Joli. Enquire about availabilities.


Ground transport

For those of you who have always wondered where route 138 ended on the Côte Nord, well here is your chance! Take highway 20 or 40 eastbound towards Québec, then follow route 138 eastward until you reach Natashquan on the Côte Nord. ?Looking forward to welcoming you soon.

ABOUT Hipou outfitter

Ce que vous devez savoir sur nous et sur la rivière Natashquan
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Did you know?
The Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) symbolizes the ultimate challenge for Canada’s East Coast anglers. Among the approximately sixty species of salmon, only six of these are consumed, and of these six we find the Atlantic salmon.

About Hipou and Natashquan river


Stretched over the first 40 kilometers of the Natashquan River, this paradise for anglers begins at the entrance of the majestic Saint Laurence River. You will find a multitude of salmon pits, all of which are easily accessible by boat or wading through the shallow waters. Only fly fishing is permitted. With the American plan, a guide is provided for every group of 2 fishermen. Our guides are also avid anglers and will surely help you perfect your technique.

Fishing season

Fishing season on the Natashquan River begins in early June and stretches out until mid August. All through this period of time we can follow the salmon as they ascend the river all the way from fall #1 up to fall #4. At the start of the season, during June and July, patrons are housed in the #1 main lodge. During this time salmon are starting their ascent up the river and are assembled by thousands at the #1 fall. It is the beginning of their journey upstream, and it is where they shall encounter their first obstacles. During this time, it is also possible to stay at lodge #3 with the European plan. This lodge is directly accessible by road, which allows our patrons easy access to the village for supplies. As the season advances, the salmon progress up the river. In July and August, they shall abound around falls 2, 3 and 4. Patrons, now staying in lodge #2 will be centralized and have easy access to the different falls.

Adventure is in our NATURE!

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Recommended gear

You must bring your own fly fishing equipment (canes, reels and bristles). For the cane, we recommend a 9ft fly rod with a No. 8 silk with sink tip and also a floating silk for dry flies. Generally speaking, this is the standard for this type of fishing. Some fishers also use the "switch-rod", a large 11-foot fly rod, used particularly in Europe.

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Do not forget!

A good raincoat as well as warm clothes are also advisable, because here on the North Shore, the weather changes quickly. The good old multilayer system is a good solution to deal with the climate. Waders can be very practical to walk in the river, but are not strictly necessary. A good pair of conventional boots will do the trick. Your guides will allow you to fish either directly from the boat or from the river's edge.

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How to get here

Plane
Some airlines serve Natashquan Airport in Montreal, Quebec, Chicoutimi or Mont-Joli. Ask about availability.

Ground
For those of you who have always wondered where Route 138 ended on the North Shore, here's your chance! Take Autoroute 20 or 40 east towards Quebec City, then follow Route 138 east to Natashquan on the North Shore. Looking forward to welcoming you soon.

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Included

The accommodation
The meals
Access rights
The services of a guide
Boat rental and gasoline
The insulating box

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Not included

The equipment*
Taxes (GST & PST) and applicable taxes (accommodation & Ficav)
Handling of a suitcase
Tips

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happyness in pictures

Live your dream at Hipou outfitter
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nos forfaits les plus Populaires

Les taxes (TPS & TVQ) et frais (Txe d'hébergement & Ficav) applicables
Plan amEricain

Chalet #1

  • Accessible by boat only
  • Sleeps 10 people
  • Five rooms with two single beds
  • Full bedding, electricity, hot water
  • Two bathrooms with toilet and shower
  • A living room with fireplace
  • Dining room for ten
Plan amEricain

Chalet #2

  • Accessible by boat only
  • Sleeps 8 people
  • Four rooms with two single beds
  • Full bedding, electricity, hot water
  • Two bathrooms with toilet and shower
  • A living room with fireplace
  • Dining room for eight

other plans

Taxes (TPS & TVQ) and cares (Txe for accomodations & Ficav) applicables

European plan

1/2 day & full day

Access rights to the river
1/2 day 60 $
Full day $ 120

PEuropean plan

1/2 day & full day with guide

Guide with boat and gasoline
1/2 day 75$
Full day 150$.

New for 2017

Photo Safari Excursion

Photograph the salmon jumping the fall
Canoeing
Taste salmon bites

Don't hesitate to Contact us

don't heistate to contact us for any information
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78 rue masshkush Natashquan Québec G0G 2E0 Canada

jeanmestokosho@yahoo.ca

(418) 726-3609