Sport Fishing in Nunavut

Sport Fishing in Nunavut

Trip of a Lifetime at the Top of the World

  • Untamed: Cast for trophy fish that have never seen a lure.
  • Unspoiled: Drink from the cold, clear waters you are fishing.
  • Undiscovered: Explore a region with one third of Canada’s land mass and only one tenth of the country’s population

Within a remote and rugged landscape, Nunavut promises the fishing trip of a lifetime. Catch lake trout you can barely wrap your arms around! Tangle with wild arctic char that will test your endurance and your gear! Share the tundra with polar bears, muskox and caribou; the only other anglers in sight are your fishing buddies.

The Inuit have long-forged a living from this unique and bountiful land. With up to 24 hours of daylight, casting for trophy-sized pike and arctic grayling is uninterrupted by darkness. Today fishing lodges and full-service communities are spread throughout Nunavut – from below the tree-line to the ice-gripped rock and gravel of the northern islands – providing anglers with true adventure in a land like nowhere else on earth.

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World Records in Nunavut, so far:

International Game Fish Association (IGFA)

Freshwater and Saltwater All Tackle

Arctic Char
Weight: 14.77 kg (32 lbs. 9 oz.)
Tree River, July 31, 1981

IGFA Freshwater Line Class Records

Arctic Char
Line Class: 8 kg (16 lb) – weight: 12.7 kg (28 lb.)
Tree River, August 21, 1985

Line Class: 10 kg (20 lb.) – weight 10.88 kg (24 lb.)
Hadley Bay, July 30, 1985

Line Class: 15 kg (30 lb.) – weight 9.75 kg (21 lbs. 8 oz.)
Victoria Island, August 1, 1981

IGFA Freshwater Fly Rod Line Class Records

Arctic Char
Line Class: Tippet 4 kg (8 lb.) – weight 9.18 kg (20 lbs. 4 oz.)
Tree River, August 4, 1993

Lake Trout
Line Class: Tippet 8 kg (16 lb.) – weight 12.7 kg (28 lb.)
Dubawant Lake, August 1, 2004

Catch a Nunavut Record Breaker
With no shortage of trophy fish, your trip to Nunavut could land you in the record books.
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