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    Anyone been in the last year? Heard the ION beats are the best with fishpartner ones a close second. Been enquiring and have been given prices that I see as reasonable from fishpartner but ION seem to have disappeared.

    Also is spring the best time? Planning to go in early to mid May or possibly late season when the trout move closer to shore again. All advice is appreciated, especially in regards to time of year, beats and fly choice/tackle etc.

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    Sean

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    Full disclosure, I work for Fish Partner so not unbisaed.

    April Through June, early July maybe (depending on weather) and then again August-September is best for the big browns. June and throughout the summer has the benefit of having good Char fishing if the browns are slow that day.
    7-8 weight, plenty of backing. Good selection of streamers that imidate arctic char and sticklebacks, if you go later then mid May bring plenty of Caddis and Midge imitations too, both dry and nymph.

    The ION website seems to have crashed recently and they havent gotten it back up and running but I know you can reach them through there facebook Ion Fishing - Home | Facebook

    Or just go through us Fly Fishing in Iceland - Fish Partner - Fishing Tours - Trout,Salmon,Char

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    I am interested in the Trout and Char(I would love to catch a sea run char).But I need to know prices as I am not going to pay huge amounts,and as a pensioner a bit of reasonably good access is needed.Let me know what you have.(i can still walk a fair distance)

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    I am interested in the Trout and Char(I would love to catch a sea run char).But I need to know prices as I am not going to pay huge amounts,and as a pensioner a bit of reasonably good access is needed.Let me know what you have.(i can still walk a fair distance)

    Jim
    You could consider Greenland, Jim, a lot cheaper and on a DIY basis a true adventure with some likeminded friends.

    Travel deals to Greenland - Travels, package tours and cruises - [Visit Greenland!]

    Look at the last option...
    Johan Janssens

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhomme View Post
    You could consider Greenland, Jim, a lot cheaper and on a DIY basis a true adventure with some likeminded friends.

    Travel deals to Greenland - Travels, package tours and cruises - [Visit Greenland!]

    Look at the last option...
    Johan

    Sorry to jump in to the thread but Id love to hear more about Greenland , having been to Iceland a few times now I have love arctic char.We have always done well in Iceland ,always DIY due to budget .Some great fishing to be had cheaply by research or just knocking on farmers doors!

    I would love to visit Greenland and do some char fishing, we dont mind camping if thats an option , DIY information seems scarce so any help would be great.

    Colin

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    Fly in, rent a car, buy a fishing licence and a good map. Take your time, on a DIY basis that is the most important, talk to locals, they'll be able to give you precise information based on actual circumstances. Things do change from year to year. If you don't have the time I suggest you go with a local guide or outfitter. You can buy weekly or monthly licences in most banks or post offices.

    https://www.google.be/url?sa=t&rct=j...ti0w0ekAlrIBRg

    Sorry, I can't give you updated info, but if you've done well in Iceland on that basis, Greenland will be a piece of cake to you guys.
    Johan Janssens

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    Do you have the same Customs/Biosecurity issues as Iceland.

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by shad View Post
    Johan

    Sorry to jump in to the thread but Id love to hear more about Greenland , having been to Iceland a few times now I have love arctic char.We have always done well in Iceland ,always DIY due to budget .Some great fishing to be had cheaply by research or just knocking on farmers doors!

    I would love to visit Greenland and do some char fishing, we dont mind camping if thats an option , DIY information seems scarce so any help would be great.

    Colin
    In the mid/late 90's, Nick Armstead of Gamefish Edinburgh, did a program for I think "The Take". He was fly fishing for Char in Greenland. Think the producer was John Hotchkiss.
    You can contact Nick for Advice here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3lbgrayling View Post
    Do you have the same Customs/Biosecurity issues as Iceland.

    Jim
    As far as I know their regulations are still the same as in Denmark, Jim, no disinfection needed, but it pays to inquire with the ministry of fisheries. As I said, things change rather quickly these days.
    Johan Janssens

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    Contact me by email guys. docsalmo (at) gmail (dot) com

    I have done Iceland in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Greenland in 2018. Everything DIY.
    - Iceland: trout and arctic char lakes in the highlands, 1 salmon river with salmon and sea-run arctic char. Budget about 1400 euro for flights, DIY lodge, fishing permits, 4x4, fuel, food... (if you are a group of 4). Mandatory disinfection!
    - Greenland: arctic char, cod and sea sculpins. Budget 1600. We used packrafts.

    Here is a video about Greenland :

    Our video's about Iceland are blocked because of music...

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