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General Information

We hope that this section will answer most of your questions; however, if such is not the case, you may reach us by phone or by E-Mail.

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General Questions

Is it possible to purchase fishing permits on the premises?

Fishing permits are compulsory in Quebec. If you do not have one, you may purchase one on site.

What are the means of communicating with the exterior?

We have a telephone service as well as the Internet.

Can we fly in at Poulin de Courval?

Yes, we have a docking facility.

What are roads conditions like?

Roads are well kept and you may drive right up to camp with your car without the use of a four wheel drive!

Are pets allowed?

Yes, as long as we are notified ahead of time and that you assumed full responsibilities.

Shall we leave a tip?

This is entirely up to your discretion. However it is a kind gesture when services are up to par.

Is there nightly entertainment?

Weather permitting; we build a campfire by the lake. For those of you with musical talents you are encouraged to bring your favourite musical instrument.

What kind of weather can we expect?

We are at a fairly high altitude so weather can change without notice. It is best to bring rainproof clothing as well warm ones.  

Any considerations given to guests with food allergies?

Please advise us ahead of time of any food allergies or particular needs so that we may cater to you in a safe and pleasant manner.

Is it possible to recharge batteries?

Yes; such a service is being offered.

Are ATV allowed?

Yes, on the forest roads to bring yourself back and forth from the neighbouring lakes.

Do you rent motors?

On the lesser lakes, you may rent some 2 horsepower Yamaha for a fee of 25.00 dollars / day (gasoline included). You may also elect to rent some electrical motors.

Do you sell any alcoholic beverages?

No, but you may bring your own alcoholic beverages for your own enjoyment. However, for legal and security reasons, alcoholic beverages are strongly discouraged on lakes or in boats.

What are the dining room opening hours?

Breakfast……7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Lunch……….12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Dinner……...5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Is it possible to pack a lunch?

Our staff will be more than happy to supply you with a complete lunch box!

Is it possible to have our fish prepared for dinner?

Yes, our chef will honoured to suggest his best recipes!

Is there an ice machine on the premises?

Yes.

 

Questions on fishing

Is it possible to purchase fishing permits on the premises?

Fishing permits are compulsory in Quebec. If you do not have one, you may purchase one on site.

Which lakes are available to fishermen?

Covering an area of 28 km 2, Poulin de Courval Lake is the largest one. It is surrounded by about forty lesser lakes.

Are we allowed to fish on every lake?

In a nutshell, yes. Poulin the Courval Lake is open all year round. As far as the remaining lakes are concerned we have implemented a form of selective control, whereas about half the lakes are open to the public. This allows us to do a yearly rotation, thus ensuring an ever growing trout population as well as trophy size one.

What is the average trout weight one can expect?

As a rule of thumb we are looking at trouts weighing half a pound on the average. One and two pounders are also caught daily. Every year, some lucky sportsmen return home with trophies tipping the scale anywhere from four to six pounds!

Do you sell worms?

As far as the worms are concerned it is probably best to purchase them on site and use only what is needed rather than bring some from home and have to leave a surplus behind.

Is it possible to do some fly fishing?

Yes, and this is true on the main lake as well as on all the surrounding lakes.

Which type of flies do you advise?

The type of flies varies as the season progresses. Your guide’s advice will be a precious asset!

What type of fishing boats are available to us?

On the main lake we have 22 footers with 20 horsepower Yamaha we call freighters (very robust boats). On the surrounding lakes we offer 14 footers.

Is fish cleaning included in our package?

This service is included in your fishing package.

How is the fish kept?

We have a 3 degrees Celsius cooler room. On your departure day we pack your fish in styrofoam boxes. We also add ice to ensure that your fish remains fresh on the trip back home.

Are we allowed the use of sonars?

Yes, you may use sonars.

How many trouts allowed per permit? 

Each permit holder is allowed 20 trouts in his possession.

Do you supply floater vest?

We encourage you to bring your own floater vest; however, we have a few available free of charge.

What are the most common lures in use?

The most popular ones are the "Toronto Wobbler" de 2.5 - 3 inches as well as the "little Cleo", no to mention the deadly "Muddler".

Questions on hunting

Do you supply floater vest?

We encourage you to bring your own floater vest; however, we have a few available free of charge.

What type of fishing boats are available to us?

On the main lake we have 22 footers with 20 horsepower Yamaha we call freighters (very robust boats). On the surrounding lake we offer 14 footers.

Is it possible to do some bear hunting and fishing in the same stay?

Yes,we have a combine package of bear hunting and fishing.

Do you have baits?

Over 12 baits are regularly freshen up on an area covering 128 km 2.

What are the best dates for bear hunting?

Normally, the last two weeks of June.

What restrictions should be taken into consideration regarding moose hunting?

We have to respect the regulations in force

What is your moose hunting territory?

The 128 km terrain is divided in three sectors and we only host two groups per week during a four week period.

What is your moose success rate?

We have a success rate close to 90%.

 

Questions on environment

Do you have a policy regarding the environment?

Definitely; you are strongly encouraged to help us keep our area in pristine condition. Therefore, please make sure that upon leaving the forest or a lake that all is intact. We, at Poulin de Courval take great pride in offering an impeccable outdoor experience.
As an added policy, we encourage you to use your towel more than once whenever possible. We salute last year’s efforts on the part of our guest as we have been able to show a 50% decrease in washing laundries. It is a small step but a worthy one.

Do you have a recycling policy?

A container to dispose of aluminum cans is available.

Do you have a smoking policy?

All cottages as well as the dinning room are non-smoking.

Am I allowed to bring my own boat and motor?

Yes, but please bear in mind that in order to prevent all pollution we will invite you to make sure that your boat and motor are clean. Your motor’s cooling system must also be in good shape.