Maurice C.


Every spring brings back the American shad to the Rivière des Prairies. Inevitably, fishermen follow and gather at the foot of the Sault-au-Récollet dam. I go there myself to take pictures of people fishing! This is where I met Maurice, who was busy cleaning the last catch he is proudly showing us here.

Maurice is an experienced window cleaner but cannot currently continue this work because of a persistent back pain resulting from his hard labor. A Montreal native with Acadian roots, he is a longtime resident of Ahuntsic. He loves the area to practice sports. Besides fishing regularly with his son, he likes hockey and has played as a goalkeeper in recreational leagues.

I wish him good fishing for years to come!

Maurice showing us an American Shad