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NWT - Arctic Char Fishing Guide

Arctic Char

Come 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.

They 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 outfitters below.

Interior Region - NWT

Wilderness 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 efficiently.
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 grayling.

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 camp.

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.

Fishing in Canada's North can be a dream come true. Come Arctic Char fishing..in the NWT
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