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Fishing | Greenland

In Greenland, thousands of Arctic Char run the rivers from early summer. You can see the fish swim upriver at high tides and there is a constant migration of Char from the sea. Later in the season, you will find stable stocks further up the rivers, in their characteristic strong red/orange spawning colours. These fish attract hundreds of fly fishing enthusiasts each year to try their hand fly fishing for Arctic Char.

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This unspoilt land of Greenland is home to some of the wildest and remote fishing you could ever wish to find. The Arctic Char fishing in Greenland is a unique experience and the number of fish the Kangia River holds is comparable to Jurassic Lake.

Greenland is still one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet and with this remoteness, some phenomenal Arctic Char fishing has been born. The glacial fjords with their fresh, pure waters are the holding grounds for these beautiful fish. The Arctic Char of Greenland are some of the most pristine fish you will find anywhere, this is due to Greenland having a very good fisheries protection programme meaning the fish are always in superb condition.

The Kangia River is one of the top places to head to when wishing to target Arctic Char in Greenland. This very scenic destination will get you excited due to the dazzling numbers of beautiful fish that make their way up the river through the many rapids, shallow runs and cut bank sections.  Not only do the Char run up the river in numbers that will shock even the most seasoned angler but they also pack on some serious weight with an average of well above 2 kg. Fish in the size of 3-4 kg are common and fish up to 7 kg have been hooked and landed on fly tackle in this exquisite river. Arctic Char are not to be judged by their size though, they will give you a fight you are not expecting and one that will leave seasoned Salmon, Sea Trout or Steelhead anglers amazed.

Fishing is mainly done with single handed rods rigged with floating lines. Additional sink tip lines in suitable size will cover about every single imaginable occasion and technique on all sections of the Kangia River. If you prefer swinging flies, bring an additional light switch rod (6–7) with short Skagit heads and various tips between Floating, T7 and T11 as well as some mini intruder flies, the sport you will have will be amazing.

If you have any questions about this Arctic Char fishing holiday, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you can.

 

 


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