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River Fishing

When fish migrate up the rivers, Greenland begins a short and intense season for fishing

River Fishing in Greenland - Best Time
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For hundreds of years, ​every summer anglers prepare their gear for a short season of arctic char fishing in Greenland's rivers. One of the best places for fishing in Greenland is the western part of the country around Sisimiut, Maniitsoq, and Kangerlussuaq where you'll find two dozen rivers full of char migrating from the sea to reproduce. An experienced fishing guide that knows this wilderness will help you to find the best places for both fly fishing and fishing with a spinner and get the most out of this challenging but fun and satisfying activity. All the destinations for char fishing in Greenland are usually only accessible from water or air. Also, note that you're required to have a fishing licence in this country, and you may only take fish that you can eat -- the rest of your catch has to be released. ​

Fly fishing on the lower Erfalik river
Fly fishing on the lower Erfalik river
Fly fishing in the south of Greenland
Fly fishing in the south of Greenland

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