The Napiarissat River isn’t for everyone. Not because it’s challenging to fish, or the hiking is tough – the Arctic char fishing is spectacular and the hiking couldn’t be easier. It’s a river booked by a small group, so if you meet someone on the river they’re your friends and if you want a little solitude there’s more than enough water to find it.
The fishing grounds are from two minutes to two hours from Napiarissat Camp. Most of the time a 30 minute walk gets anglers to the most productive parts of the river. During an incoming tide, fresh Arctic char can be caught as they pass through the tidal sea pool next to camp. Some fish will hold here for a while, but most will continue their journey upriver, where they have several kilometres to spread out before they reach a waterfall. Fishing continues above the waterfall with clear water offering additional opportunities for sight fishing.
The fishing is typically either swinging streamers, skating foam flies or sometimes nymphing. Because Napiarissat is booked mainly for private, smaller groups it sees less fishing pressure than other prolific rivers in Greenland. If wading is required the water is never more than knee-deep so this is easily accomplished.
Fished by 8 rods at at a time and with a short season, availability is rare. There is just one week left on this fabulous river for 2024:
31 July to 9 August.
If you would like more information and prices on unforgettable Arctic char fishing in Greenland please contact Charlotte Chilcott or call the office on +44(0)1980 847389.