The Gaspe Peninsula is rich with Atlantic salmon rivers, and there are ways to fish them without spending a wallet full of "looneys." On the lovely Matane River, anglers can fish any one of five river sectors that cover over 33 miles for the modest price of a daily permit--no guide required. The season opens June 15, with salmon entering the river in earnest by mid-July. You can stay in the city of Matane, but I prefer to camp 25 miles upstream in the Matane Wildlife Reserve. Here's the per angler cost for a party of two for three days of fishing, using Burlington, Vermont, as a starting point.