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CHAR (ARCTIC)

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Char (arctic)

Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing


If the burning memory of the char's rosy, orange belly and white fin lines doesn’t cross your mind right now, it should be!

Arctic char are stunning, beautiful and rare. Living up to its name, it needs very clean, cold water and thrive in alpine conditions.

Fly fisherman deeply respect and admire them, spin casters agree, dangling some spoons and ice fishing pros get a great smile on their face when they bring through the ice a nice meaty monster.

During spawning season, arctic char illuminate, the orange-pinkish lower part of their body becomes more illustrious and striking next to shades of brownish green. Throughout the year their diet changes, as their location varies from rivers, streams and inland waters from early fall until they go out to the ocean come spring.

Local knowledge is best but be ready with a variety of your favorite lures. In the cold water fisheries that hold arctic char, a big variety of food is available to them. They look for eggs, plankton, baitfish, crustaceans and even younger, smaller char.

Arctic char is everything a fisherman is looking for; powerful, stunning and a delicious catch found in a number of countries.

A must-have adventure.

Basic Info


Scientific name: Salvelinus

Size: 10 – 100 cm

Weight: 300 - 2000 g

Lifespan: 30 years

Methods: Spinning, Coarse fishing, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing, Ice fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing