General information

In Greenland, it is quite easy to spot a river in which you can fish arctic chars. There are hundreds of those rivers, packed with arctic chars during the short summer period.

But it was much harder to find the ones we wanted, which would be remote from civilization, have absolutely crystal clear water - not ice, as is often the case in Greenland - and shelter for fish 3 or 4 pounds on average, but also many much larger specimens up to 12 pounds!

Add to that the miles of river to fish, little or no other fishermen on the course and you have the ideal profile of the river we were looking for; rivers that we found and we invite you to discover these rivers in the next season. Your air company will take you to a small town located on the coast of Greenland, where a boat will transport you to your camp, located near lakes and the river. You're the only fishermen throughout your stay; absolutely guaranteed!

Arctic char

Arctic chars have a nice average size in the rivers you will fish, from 3 to 4 lb on a normal basis, and some over 4 lb. During your stay, you should be able to catch an arctic char weighing over 5 lb. The heaviest one ever caught was over 12 lb!

We catch arctic char in all kind of different colours. From the silver arctic char that just run up the river to arctic char that we call ‘Father Christmas’, a nickname given by Greenlanders to the arctic char with their nice colours (dark brown back and a red vermilion belly). These variations of colour are due to the length of stay in freshwater, each new arctic char is different from what you've already caught!

Alain Barthélemy with 'Arctic Char' 10 lb


The first river flows into the sea just 30m away from the camp. Each tide brings loads of fresh arctic chars into the river. You can see them easily in the pristine pure waters of Greenland. The arctic chars swim up and down the river, as if they could not choose between the sea and the river. Some of them swim up the river quite readily, whereas others take longer, as if their metabolism had to adapt to freshwater. As a matter of fact, moving from seawater to freshwater implies drastic changes in terms of regulation of the osmotic pressure. When the tide has fallen, all arctic chars have entered the river. Once in the river, they have to swim up a 100-meter steep and boisterous portion of the river before they reach the first lake. This small portion before the lake is filled with rocks, waters flow quite rapidly and the arctic chars are so fresh that they have a chrome-like aspect.