4 Fishing - Arctic Char Fishing
real fancy northern 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.
As the name suggest, Arctic Char is not common to southern waters.
They strive in rivers that have very cold temperatures such as those
in the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Labrador. However some rivers
on the island of Newfoundland also have large stocks of Arctic Char.
Most fishing outfitters offer Arctic Char fishing as an add on to
Atlantic Salmon or Trout. 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.
out Canada's Arctic Char fishing adventures in the provinces below.
scientific name is " Salvelinus alpinus "
The Arctic char's willingness to take a wide variety of foods explains
makes it 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 when hooked. It's not unusual for one to catapult from
the water several times before they "lose steam" after a lengthy
fight in the stream.