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, Mexico, 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.

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