logo


Arctic Char

Fishing for Arctic Char

No other freshwater fish is found as far north; it is, for instance, the only fish species in Lake Hazen on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. It is one of the rarest fish species in Britain and Ireland, found mainly in deep, cold, glacial lakes, and is at risk from acidification. In other parts of its range, such as the Nordic countries, it is much more common, and is fished extensively.

How Frontiers Can Help Your Dream Arctic Char Become a Reality 

We have five decades of experience and our services are free. There are no surcharges for our efforts and advice. So why not give our team a call! Remember, we want to speak to you so we can best advise you! Below you will find a list of our fishing experts. Contact one of our consultants and they will do the following for you:

  • Talk you through the options and provide you with impartial advice that you will not receive directly from a lodge. We have 50 years of sporting travel experience!
  • If you like what you hear, we will book your trip and assist with all preparations.
  • Frontiers will provide you with our industry leading pre-trip prior to your departure, which will tell you what to pack and how things will work.
  • If you need equipment, we will put you in touch with some of the most knowledgeable people in the business. They will provide you with exactly what you need.
  • While you travel, Frontiers provides 24-hour emergency contact.

Where can you Fish for Arctic Char?

Char can be found in the UK, although very rare they can sometimes be caught in the deep lochs of northern Scotland such as Loch Choir. More commonly found in Iceland, Greenland and Norway. Rivers and lakes accommodate Arctic Char in these counties up to enormous sizes.

Fishing Tackle for Arctic Char

An 8ft 5 weight is your typical weapon of choice when taking on Char. However, there are many different ways to catch these fish. You may be streamer fishing in the Lakes of Iceland for fish up to 10lbs, this would require something with a little more power. Or perhaps you are dry fly fishing for the tricky Char in small glacial streams. Pick up the phone and hear our advice.

Fishing Flies for Arctic Char

Arctic Char can be caught on a variety of flies; dry-flies are popular, however streamers and nymph fishing can be far more effective. 

 

Ask The Expert


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in Alaska and Canada fishing, and South America fishing and big game programs.


Senior Program Manager

Specializes in South America and Iceland fishing programs.


Program Manager

Specializes in the Ponoi and Iceland fishing programs, and Elegant Journeys.


Department Manager

Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.


Co-Owner, Global Destination Specialist

Specializes in Atlantic salmon fishing programs and heads up Elegant Journeys.


Sporting Travel Specialist


UK Managing Director


Sporting Travel Specialist

Destinations

Aniak River Lodge

Extraordinary diversity - all five salmon types, trout and everything in between

read more

Enchanted Lake Lodge

Waterfront on Enchanted Lake, Katmai National Park, Southwest Alaska

read more

No See Um Lodge

Perched on the Kvichak River with access to Bristol Bays finest fly out fishing

read more

Igloo Lake Lodge

Brook Trout Nirvana in Remote Labrador with Fly Out Atlantic Salmon and Char

read more

South Greenland Fly Fishing

A very flexible approach to experiencing fishing in southern Greenland...

read more

Hoodoo Sportfishing Lodge

Located on the extreme northwest tip of the Alaska Peninsula near Nelson Lagoon

read more

Alaska Clearwater Sportfishing

Drift boat fly fishing the Kenai River. No experience needed to catch fish!

read more

Bristol Bay Lodge

Fly-out fishing in Wood-Tikchik State Park, Bristol Bay and Southwest Alaska

read more

Iceland Trout

Extremely diverse wild trout and char fishing in the world in dramatic scenery

read more

Reel Action Alaska Lodge

Lies within the Togiak Wildlife Refuge, famous for mousing for huge rainbows

read more

Alaska Trophy Adventures Lodge

Remote 160 private acres within Katmai Natl Park on the fish rich Alagnak River

read more

Unalakleet River Lodge

Located on Norton Sound of the Bering Sea, 395 miles Northwest of Anchorage

read more

Goodnews River Lodge

They don’t call it the “Goodnews” River for nothing! Front-page worthy locale

read more