Kangia River Lodge

Located in a hidden valley on Greenland’s west coast, Kangia river is widely known among fly anglers as the premier river on Greenland for catching big sea-run Arctic Char. Kangia’s multitude of pools and varying structure makes this river a true fly fishing paradise!

Species: Sea-Run Arctic Char
Overview

Spectacular Kangia

The Kangia River Lodge in Greenland is majestically situated on a tall cliffside overlooking the Kangia fjord estuary and river mouth. The strong runs of sea-run Arctic char that venture up this river seasonally have remained a well-kept secret amongst local fisherman and a few adventurous fly anglers who have made the pilgrimage to Kangia in search of some of the biggest char in Greenland. The fishing for these supercharged anadromous fish has improved drastically following a ban on commercial fishing in the region. Along with these improvements, Solid Adventures was granted exclusive rights to build a sustainable fishing operation on par with our other programs around the world. Our first official season in Greenland occured between mid-July and mid-September 2017; during this eight-week period, our guests managed to land more than 12,000 Arctic char. Most of these fish weighed in at 3-14 lbs and several larger fish were hooked but unfortunately, weren’t landed. We saw a similar pattern in 2018, during which our guests landed over 11,000 of these magnificent fish. With the added knowledge and experience of two full seasons under our belt, we’re confident that one of our guests will land a 15 lbs plus fish in no time. We see these big char all season long but hooking and landing one is another story entirely; make no mistake, even the small sea run Arctic char are strong—many anglers shake their heads in disbelief when they land a 5 lbs fish after almost being spooled!

Fishing

Fishing

What is so special about Kangia?

The west coast of Greenland is lined by spectacular fjords and is inhabited by at least 15 species of whales and a wide-range of other wildlife. During the summer season coinciding with our operations, you can easily encounter humpbacks cruising the open coastal waters. Greenlandic waters are also some of the most fish-abundant on the planet and as a result, anglers are able to catch cod on fly gear near the Kangia River mouth and from almost any cliffside along the coast. Although smaller runs of Arctic char are known to venture up several rivers and streams along the west coast of Greenland, the sheer number and size of fish running up the Kangia River is truly remarkable. This is what makes Kangia river unique and how it’s earned its reputation as the best fly fishing river for Arctic char in Greenland. Unlike other locations in the region, char in the Kangia weigh in at well-above 2 kg on average, and we commonly land fish in the 3-4 kg range and above. The biggest fish landed during our first two seasons weighed in at 6.3 kg (14 lbs), although several bigger fish were hooked and lost. Fish this size are hard not only to hook but especially to land and anglers aiming to set new records better come well-prepared as Arctic char are strong fighters and will put on a show that will leave seasoned anglers baffled. 

Big Sea Run Arctic Char | Fly Fishing in Greenland
Kangia Valley | Fly Fishing in Greenland

Accommodation

Kangia River Lodge in Greenland
Accommodation

Simple yet comfortable

The Kangia River Lodge is situated on a plateau at the delta of the majestic Kangia River and comes with spectacular views overlooking the home-pool and a sheltered bay where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. Though the lodge is simple, it’s equipped with all the basics one needs for a comfortable stay during a week of fishing. The lodge can accommodate up to 12 anglers at once. Sleeping quarters consist of a total of six rooms, each contains one bunk bed that sleeps two anglers. The main lodge has two toilets, two showers, a fully equipped kitchen, a brand new bar and lounge area, and a spacious dining area overlooking the river. The veranda at the front of the lodge with its view of the river mouth and valley below, is the perfect place to enjoy an after-fish drink and share some fishing stories with your friends.

Apart from the main lodge, we have a smaller satellite-camp located 2.7 km upriver that offers anglers a comfortable resting place at one of our fishing hotspots. This camp is a great starting point for anglers who want to fish the middle and upper sections of the river. To make your hike to this location as easy as possible, you can leave your waders and wading shoes at the satellite camp and make the walk to and from the lodge in regular hiking shoes and pants. Whether you prefer to stay near the main lodge or venture all the way up to the waterfall is up to you. The fish are plentiful throughout the river and you can fish at your own pace all day, every day.

Tackle & Technique

Tackle & Technique

Live out your fishing fantasies

Early in the season bigger steelhead intruders and streamers presented on a light skagit or sink-tip line outfit are perfect when searching for big chrome fish in higher water conditions. Whether on a switch rod or a single-hand rod is a matter of personal preference. Every pool in the river can be comfortably fished with a single-hand rod under all conditions. Obviously, streamers, nymphs, rubberlegs, and classic salmon flies work most of the time but we recommend that everyone try the surface game! Swinging or skating a gurgler or foam fly on the surface with bow waves rising up behind the fly is something special and is about as exhilarating as it gets! When fly fishing in Kangia it’s only your imagination that limits your choice of fly and technique.

Fly Fishing in Greenland
Flies Selection for Sea Run Arctic Char in Greenland
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Fly fishing for Searun Arctic Char in Kangia River

Fly fishing for sea run Arctic char in the beautiful Kangia river in Greenland

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If you want to book or receive more information about this destination please contact us via the phone number or e-mail address provided below.

Phone: +46 76-166 26 29

info@solidadventures.com