This spectacular fly fishing destination for Arctic Char offers exclusive fishing on the famous Greenland Kangia River, which provides our customers between 2,000 and 3,000 landed fish per week. The numbers of Arctic Char that the Kangia River produces during the summer migration is an insight into understanding why the waters surrounding Greenland are one of the most treasured marine environments on the planet.
The Kangia River Lodge is majestically situated overlooking the pristine ocean and river. This area, until now, has been kept a huge secret as each year it receives a huge sea run of sea Arctic Char. These fish are the largest Char on the whole of Greenland’s west fjords.
The Kangia River is made for fly anglers with its cut-banks, rapids, slow and deep stretches, waterfalls and its pocket-water all the way down to the tidal influenced delta. It also has a waterfall 6 kilometres up the valley, which blocks the migrating fish from entering the headwaters as well as the lake that is far upstream.
Our fishing operation opens its gates on the second weekend of July and runs through to the first week of September. The short but intense season guarantees the best possible results.
Not only do the Char run up the river in mind dazzling numbers but they also pack some 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 the beautiful pools of this wildly meandering river. Arctic Char are not to be judged by their size though, they will put on a show that will leave seasoned Salmon, Sea Trout or Steelhead anglers baffled.
Fishing is mainly with single handed rods in the 5 to 7 # weight 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.
Most pools can be fished with a floating line. Floating lines also benefit you when nymphing, hitching or skating dry flies. Even swung flies will work perfectly on most pools. However, short sink tip lines are deadly effective, especially when deeper and slower pools with big fish ask for streamers and deep intruders. A short sink tip line is recommended. Kangia River is not about distance; shorter tapers with a little more weight to them are beneficial when casting a longer leader on close quarters.
This trip is based on light guiding. We have two full-time English speaking guides between the 12 rods. Each day our guides will spend equal time amongst all guests making sure that you have everything you need to maximise the most out of your trip.
Apart from the Arctic Char fishing, There is little else to do apart from walking and studying the local scenery and bird life. However, this can also be a welcome break from full-on fishing.
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.