Fly Fishing Greenland – Arctic Char
Species: Arctic Char
Season: July – August
Capacity: 12 anglers
Cost: Variable on length of stay
Insurance: GLOBAL RESCUE
Greenland is a char fishing paradise. Although this awe-inspiring wilderness is fairly new on our angling list, it is fast becoming a firm favorite amongst our clients. Our reindeer hunters have been returning full of praise for what they have experienced there, and so too are the growing number of anglers. This is ‘frontier fishing’ at its most exciting!
We have a vast hunting concession in the south of Greenland, which also offers endless fishing opportunities on hundreds of rivers and lakes. Those lakes connected to the ocean by clear rivers provide the best fishing, but the fjords are also extremely productive in the early part of the season. Char start to gather in the fjords near the river mouths in early July and begin to move into the rivers by mid-month. By August the rivers and lakes are full of fish. August is also a more comfortable time to fish as the mosquitoes are beginning to die off.
Greenland char run between 1 lbs. and 5 lbs., but we’ve caught a few weighing close to 10 lbs. They are free takers of both streamers and nymphs. Bright flies with orange or magenta in the dressing are most effective.
Accommodation is on full-board basis either at the hunting camp in Isortoq or at the Guesthouse in the village Narsaq. There are huts in the farthest areas of our territory that can be used for overnight stays. A camping package is also available, but this is only advisable for a group of four or more.
Be advised, our char fishing trips to Greenland are “rugged”, requiring lots of walking and travelling in boats. The service and facilities are best described as rustic, and certainly not comparable to what we offer in Iceland. These trips are ONLY for the most adventurous anglers who’d like to experience great fishing and the best of nature in this magical and mysterious last frontier.