12 September 2019
Early closure of sea trout fishing
Contact Nature announces that the closure of the sea trout fishing season on Rivière-à-Mars will be held on September 15, 2019, as will the Atlantic salmon season. This decision is explained by the low run of sea trout. See the statistics of run. Contact Nature’s mission is to protect the Rivière-à-Mars wildlife environment and make […]
5 September 2019
Pits 66 to 72, an Underestimated Area?
The Atlantic salmon season on Rivière-à-Mars ends on September 15, 2019. There are still some great fishing days waiting for you! Why not try Pit 66 to 72 before the end of the season? This area further upstream of the river is often underestimated. Thanks to the abundant rains of the last days, the water […]
5 September 2019
Fosses 66 à 72, un secteur sous estimé?
La saison de pêche au saumon atlantique sur la Rivière-à-Mars se termine le 15 septembre 2019. Il y a encore de belles journées de pêche qui vous attendent! Pourquoi ne pas essayer les fosses 66 à 72 avant la fin de la saison? Ce secteur plus en amont de la rivière est souvent sous estimé. […]
24 July 2019
A Auccessful Initiation Day
Last Saturday, more than 22 people were initiated to fly fishing on the Rivière-à-Mars. This activity was made possible thanks to the Promotion Program of the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon. This first edition was a success and we hope to renew the experience next summer. We would like to thank all the volunteers for […]
22 July 2019
New spawning grounds for the Mars river!
From the 22nd to the 26th of July, new spawning grounds on the Mars river will be built! Machinery will be building de spawning grounds during the day in the pools 37-38 and 39. It is most likely that their will have some suspended sediments in the pools bellow. Thank you for your understanding! Update […]
20 July 2019
A first pit accessible to people with reduced mobility
The pit 32 of Rivière-à-Mars is now converted to accommodate fishermen and women with reduced mobility. The funds for this development were partially collected during the 2018 earnings fishing tournament. A portion of the funding also comes from the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon and their River Infrastructure Assistance Program. Two more bridges and two […]
16 July 2019
NEW! Mini Shacks for Rent by the River
It is now possible to rent mini shacks for camping at the edge of the Rivière-à-Mars, near the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center. These shacks are perfect for fishermen and hikers! The shacks include two small bunk beds and a small table. Price: $ 45 + taxes per night Just book a rustic camping site at Bec-Scie […]
8 July 2019
Good Upstream on the Rivière-à-Mars
The Atlantic salmon upstream on the river is going well! In this July 8, the count is 86 salmons. Last summer on the same date, only 42 salmons had gone up the fishway. Our statistics of upstream, captures and releases are updated daily. You will also find the previous statistics. Have a good season!
2 July 2019
Still Time to Register for the Fishing Tournament
The 100% catch and release benefit tournament, which will take place on August 3rd on the Rivière-à-Mars, can still host three teams! Be quick! View tournament details Register a team
18 June 2019
A Major Study on the Riviere-à-Mars
Contact Nature undertakes a major research project on Rivière-à-Mars. This $ 90,000 study, which will be carried out as part of a UQAC renewable resource master’s project, is timely in this Water Month. Every year, we work on the Rivière-à-Mars to try to foster the creation and maintenance of natural habitats. As the river is […]
16 June 2019
A First Release!
Fisherman Sedrik Martin made the first release of the season! He won his fight against the salmon in pit 9 on the evening of Saturday, June 15th. Congratulations! Who will have the next catch? See the statistics of the river.
13 June 2019
First salmon arrived!
A first salmon arrived at the Rivière-à-Mars fishway this Thursday, June 13, 2019. This is a beautiful female of 82 cm. The season is officially launched! Update: a second salmon arrived at the end of the day. Note that you can consult the adjusted statistics table every day.
11 June 2019
No More Polystyrene Here!
To celebrate Water Month, we make the commitment to stop the use and sale of styrofoam in all our establishments. Starting next month, once our reserves are up, no polystyrene dishes will be sold or used at the Bec-Scie Outdoor Center, at Okwari Adventures, at the Rivière-à-Mars reception cabin and at Au Jardin de mon […]
6 June 2019
Day at the Rivière-à-Mars for 11 Students from Jonquiere High School
Eleven students from the preparatory work training at the Jonquiere High School had the chance to live a day at the Rivière-à-Mars on Wednesday, June 5th. With the contribution of Contact Nature and the Local Promotion Program of the Quebec Federation for Atlantic Salmon, these young people released salmon fry in the river were introduced […]
5 June 2019
Contact Nature Now Accredited Ecotourism by AEQ
The divisions of Contact Nature are now accredited Ecotourism by Adventure Ecotourism Quebec (AEQ). In fact, responsible tourism is an integral part of our values. Contact Nature also has the Quality-Safety accreditation of AEQ since summer 2018. We are proud to say that our activities are safe, quality and ecotouristic.