Nouvelle River has only recently been developed for salmon fishing
in the Gaspé peninsula. In the early 90s , a group of Nouvelle residents
got together to restore, manage and protect this magnificent river.
By creating the Société de restauration et de gestion de la Nouvelle
Inc. (Nouvelle River's Restoration and Management Corporation),
these developing pioneers started a motivating but difficult project.
After years of hard work, the Nouvelle River opened for salmon fishing
the Nouvelle River had been on the fishermen's list for a long time.
In the last century, some wealthy Quebec families buying the fishing
rights on the river to have exclusive access to certain river sectors.
Many Americans, attracted by river's reknowned giant sea trout,
also came and tackled this great species.
Nouvelle River has always been in the hearts of the town's residents.
In addition to having made a living out of floating logs on the
river in the 1960s and 1970s, several local fishermen have captured
impressive specimens. According to old timers, the largest sea trout
ever caught on the Nouvelle River weighed about 11 pounds!