Arctic char, a member of the salmonid family, is found in Arctic and sub-Arctic waters.
And they grow to be big in Canadian waters.
Watch as “Lords of the North” head to Ekaluk camp in Northern Canada to fly fish the Arctic char run.
The camp is located on the Ekaluk River, in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region of the Canadian Central Arctic.
The camp only allows a few anglers on the river at a time. That’s to minimize the environmental impact and make the fishing experience uncrowded and much more pleasant.
The camp also is strictly catch-and-release to preserve the species.
The first part of the video features camp owner Bill Lyall talking about how it all got started and the natural beauty of the area. It stays that way because you can only reach it by plane.
But, if you’re not looking for the peace of nature and want some heavy Arctic char fishing action, head to around the 4:30 mark on the video.
You’ll see some fierce battles, but gentle handling of the Arctic char for photos and then release.
By the end of the video, it’s time for the anglers to go home. They want one more day.
And you’ll want to experience it for yourself.