- Arctic Char Fishing
test yourself against a real NWT fighter, the Arctic Char.
These powerful swimmers migrate up the mighty rivers and leap the
rocky falls to reach the spawning grounds. Try casting a fly over
a wild Arctic stream for char: it's
simply irresistible fishing.Take
a deep breath when an Arctic char takes the lure. You are in for a
battle of skill against pure instinct.
are generally found in the icy waters of the Arctic Rivers as they
make their way inland to spawning lakes. Some
char migrate into the sea in the summer to feed and return to fresh
water to pass the winter and some remain in fresh water throughout
their entire life. As char approach spawning condition in the autumn,
body colours range from bright red to deep vermilion. During the winter,
char feed little or not at all, but use large fat reserves stored
during the previous summer. Arctic
Char are found in the northwesterly corner of the Northwest Territories.
Your guides will lead you to some great fishing spots and show you
how to catch 10 to 20 lbs. Arctic char on fly or casting rods. Canadian
held World Record: 32 lbs. 9 ounces.
ARCTIC CHAR fishing adventures are available through the resorts and
Region - NWT
Travel Expediting Northwest Territories and Nunavut: Over
32 years of operating a naturalist's lodge on the arctic
coast, of living in the North, and of operating a canoe
outfitting service on arctic rivers, we havean impressive
inventory of camps and gear and the skills to deploy these
At many of our camps, the fishing is pristine.....superb,
and an incredible experience. At Tundra Camp/Burnside Lodge,
for example, there are unforgettable fly-fishing opportunities
for surface-feeding lake trout, arctic char, and large arctic
We can not only arrange your transportation and lodging
in Yellowknife, but also can provide a turn-key rental camp
with cabins or tentframes for your use, as well as air transport
to that camp. We can also provide canoes (or sea-kayaks)
and accessories, airport pick-up and drop-off services,
radios, fishing licenses, fuel, bear scare devices, river
reports, and anything else you need. We can even package
your trip from Edmonton if you'd like.
Are you inexperienced at camping, but longing for a wilderness
experience, we can provide any amount of instruction or
guidance you need, from a one-day seminar before you leave
Yellowknife to an Inuit guide/boat operator/instructor at
The Arctic char will hit a wide variety of foods and is one of the
easiest salmonids to catch on hook and line. Sea-run char are formidable
fish, reaching weights of 25 pounds and waging a powerful fight catapulting
from the water several times before they "lose steam" after
a lengthy fight in the stream.