In West Greenland fishing is concentrated, in particular, around the towns of Sisimiut, Maniitsoq and Kangerlussuaq, where there are two dozen rivers with strong angler profiles along the west coast.
Fish destinations are wilderness experiences that can only be reached by boat or helicopter and every river usually has no more than six to twelve fishermen at a time, so this small group of ‘geeks’ gets access to exclusive char experiences that you will have to search far and wide for in northern Europe and the U.S.
Local operators with extensive knowledge of the countryside and fishing provide camps and transportation in cooperation with professional fishing guides, fly fishing and fishing with spinning rod are both available in July and August.
ANGLING IN THE SOUTH OF GREENLAND
South Greenland is called the bread basket of Greenland, and the local population have, since the very first immigrants arrived here, been aware of the rivers in the region that were full of Arctic char.
At the farm Ipiutaq near Narsaq, and on the rivers further inland in Tunulliarfik, also known as Erics fiord, the optimal conditions for use of both spin and fly rod last from mid-July to September.
The clear flowing river Ilua is located in the neighboring valley of Ipiutaq guest farm, while other rivers in the area are also well suited for fly fishing and spinner fishing with the turbid waters flowing directly from the ice cap.
From 2013, Ilua river and lake system is the first place to be under a fishing concession from the Government of Greenland and owned by Ipiutaq guest farm.
The accessibility of individual rivers makes it possible to buy day trips, especially from Narsarsuaq, and we have noticed that some anglers, in this way, use the area as an à la carte menu of options that can be combined according to their requirements.