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ARCTIC GRAYLING


There are opportunities to fish for Arctic Grayling at one of the tributaries that flow into Point Lake or in the small lake behind your cabin.
 
Arctic grayling, Thymallus arcticus, are found throughout most of the mainland in the Northwest Territories. They generally inhabit only those lakes and rivers with clear cold water. In large lakes they stay close to rocky shores and near the mouths of streams. Their most distinctive feature is a large and colourful dorsal fin. The back is dark purple or bluish-black, shading to silver on the sides (speckled with a few black spots) and white below.


Arctic grayling can reach sizes more than 20” (30-40 cm), and can weigh up to 5 lbs.


Their diet is comprised of insects, as a result offer some of the best sport fly fishing. They are energetic fighters, putting up a good battle for their size. Their tendency to leap out of the water when caught, their readiness to take hook, their soft mouth, their beauty and good taste, all make the grayling a very popular sport fish.

 


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Alastair Beattie, Northern Ireland

 


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