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River Fishing

Depending on the summer month, the Arctic char can be fished in both saltwater and in rivers.
During the early summer, June-July, when the char have moved from the rivers and lakes to the fjords to forage, char can be caught with spinner baits direct from the coast.

If the cliffs facing the water are not too high, fly fishing is also possible. The best fishing spots are close to rivers and places with narrow flows and good currents.

Char fishing in rivers

The char swim up the rivers in July and August - depending on where in Greenland you are. They swim upriver at high tides and there is therefore a constant migration of char, which means excellent conditions for fishing.



The Arctic char is typically fished at the mouths of rivers or at the boundary between rivers and lakes. As a rule, char are found where the concentration of food is greatest, the water is deep enough to cover their dorsal fins and where the water is relatively still. At the end of the period you have to be prepared to walk quite a long way upriver to find the best fishing spots.

Fishing license

Download a fishing license form here. Please bring the receipt with you on your fishing trip so that you can show it to the local authorities on request.

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