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Old 05-15-2007, 08:10 AM
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My 87 yr old father, who loves to fish wants to go on a 4-7 day fishing trip to northern Canada for artic char. He knows how to fly fish. Reasonably mobile, but probably would labor some climbing around streams. A trolling option at a camp would probably be good. We would leave from Portland, Maine. I've been looking at lodges in Labrador/Nunavik area.

Anyone got some good recommendations for a lodge which is not too rustic?
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:47 AM
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This would be a tough place to get some recommendations for that specific a trip. I grew up in New England and that is some beautiful country up there in Labrador!

I'd go to two other places: Fly Rod & Reel Magazine, and email the editors there. The email address is: [email protected] While it is a fly fishing magazine and you might want to use conventional tackle, they should be able to get you pointed in the right direction.

The other place is a fly shop in Maine. They should be able to provide some information: http://www.maineflyfishing.com

One other shop worth contacting is Kennebec River Outfitters. Their website is: http://www.kennebecriveroutfitters.com/default.asp

One lodge in particular you might want to contact directly is Coopers Minipi Lodge in Labrador. They've been around for ages and recently acquired another lodge that could fit your requirements. The website is: http://www.minipicamps.com

Not cheap trips -- but they say the service and quality is exceptional -- if the weather cooperates.

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Old 05-15-2007, 12:17 PM
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The locale for the BIGGEST Char is waaay up on the Coppermine and Tree Rivers, NWT. - Plummers Camps & Lodges
Second choice is Victoria Island
Third choice is Ungava Quebec.

I've caught them at all three locations - the most consistent is the Tree with fish up to 24lbs. But, it's a dangerous place to fish rock hopping. The most fish we ever caught were in Alaska - I didn't mention it earlier because the size of the fish - rather puny compared to the other areas.
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