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Last Updated June 03, 2020

Book your Arctic Adventure now!

We are sorry to announce that due to restrictions in place from the COID 19 virus we will not be able to open the lodge this summer. We are arranging our schedules so that guests booked for this summer will have reservations in the similar week in 2021, and guests from 2021 will now move to 2022. Dawn and I look forward to seeing all of you in 2021 and on.

Mark's Big Char

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Over the past few years we have found that the most popular fly rods have been 7 to 10 weight. Floating or shooting tip lines with mono leaders adjusted to length depending on the depth of the fish. Usually Char are found in shallow water or streams and rivers. Depth ranges from 5 inches to 6 or 7 feet. Lake Trout are found in only inches of water early in our season and move into deeper water(20 to 30 feet) in August after spawning. Some of our hardened flyfishermen bring two handed rods or Spey rods as well to compensate for the windier days.

Fairly large hooks can be used for both Arctic Char and Lake Trout with a variety of streamer patterns being successful. Bright colors mainly reds and yellows or chartreuse work the best, but silvers, blues and whites or silver holographic patterns are also popular. When the Char are feeding on the surface black gnats, woolly buggers and mosquito like flies are the answer. Remember that most of your fishing on our lakes and rivers is sight fishing setting the scene for some very exciting hook-ups.

Char on a fly

Canada's premier "Catch & Release" Arctic Char & Lake Trout Fly-Fishing Adventure.

The growth rate of arctic char and lake trout is extremely slow in the frigid waters of the Arctic. For over 50 years High Arctic Lodge has been one of the pioneers in the practice of catch & release. Our guides are trained and instructed to release if at all possible all fish caught. Lake Trout on Victoria Island usually spawn in early August and the Arctic Char spawn in late September early October once the ice has formed on the lakes.

Whether you are an avid fly-fisherman or a spincasting angler, this is an experience that you will remember forever.

Don't be disappointed, BOOK NOW! Our 2021 and 2022 seasons are completely booked full at this time. Our weekly packages start at US $6595.00 per person from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

If you wish we can make airline reservations for you using the special rates we receive each year.

If you wish to make a reservation or check on our cancelation status please call or email anytime. We would be glad to put you on our waiting list.



Remember to MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY to avoid disappointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon. You can email us at: redcharfred@gmail.com

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