Fishing in the Northwest Territories
NWT has a unique fishing experience to offer.
you’ve ever longed for the solitude of fishing your own lake or
river, then come to the Northwest Territories. You can fly in to a NWT
wilderness lodge and let an experienced local fishing guide show you
where to land that trophy lake trout. Rent a cabin and fish round the
clock under the midnight sun on a lake where you can call your own.
If you passion is to fly fish get ready for a Northwest Territories
fishing adventure you will never forget. Come
fishing for a day or a week-long and get to experience the Northwest
Territories where legendary wilderness fishing is waiting for you.
trophy game fish include the feisty arctic grayling, the great northern
pike, and our tasty fighting fish, the lake trout and the walleye. In
spring, the ice fishing season heats up. Grab some rays on a quiet lake
beside a warm fire, close to a cozy lodge.
Char are a great tasting catch. They are generally found in the icy
waters of the Arctic Rivers as they make their way inland to spawning
lakes. They have dark green backs and silvery, spotted sides and bellies.
During the fall spawning season, males develop long, hooked lower jaws
and their sides and bellies turn bright orange-red. A few char do however
remain in freshwater lakes year-round. Average weight: 2.25 - 3 kg (5
- 7 lbs). Arctic
Char are found in the northwesterly corner of the Northwest Territories.
A selection of great Yukon fishing info
is available for your trip preparation.
fishing in the NWT is catch and release. Guides will weigh your trophy
and take a photo of you with your prize. Barbless hooks must be used
so your legendary northern catch can be returned to the water unharmed
to challenge another angler in the future.
The NWT welcomes visitors to the abundant and pristine fishing waters
but there are basic rules to be followed. These rules are explained
in the NWT
Sport Fishing Guide, available in printed or downloadable versions
from the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Resources,
Wildlife and Economic Development.