you’ve ever longed for solitude and the opportunity to fish your
own lake or river, then the Northwest Territories has an angling experience
waiting for you. Fly in to a NWT wilderness lodge in the forest or on
the barrenlands and let an experienced 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 that you have all your own.
Your Northwest Territories fishing
If you enjoy fly fishing get ready for a fly fishing adventure you will
never forget. In spring, the ice fishing season heats up. Grab some
rays on a quiet lake beside a warm fire, close to a cozy lodge.
trophy game fish include the feisty arctic grayling, the great northern
pike, and our tasty fighting fish, the lake trout and the walleye.
For a day-long fishing charter or a week-long dream vacation come
to the the Northwest Territories where a real legendary wilderness
fishing adventure is waiting for you.
Arctic 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.
Check out our
great Yukon fishing info for your trip preparation.
our fishing is catch and release. Guides 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.