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Networking:
Up here, it's just a bit different

Down south, “networking” is all business. It’s key for making connections and building social capital, so you reach out, rub elbows, do the old schmoozing routine, exchanging names and cards and contact info. It’s not easy, but you’ve gotta do it: just one of the many demands of the modern world.

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Up here, it’s nothing like that. Up here, “networking” is all pleasure.

It’s the final transcendent step in landing a fish – the moment when the long battle is over, when you and your quarry come to a truce, and the magnificent creature rises from its world into yours, strange and powerful and gleaming.

You work the net and lift it from the deep. For a few brief moments, you meet. A few photos, maybe a measurement, and then release it. Gone.

Here’s seven reasons “networking” in the Northwest Territories is enthralling, fleeting, and perfect.

Big fish ...

In the Northwest Territories, our fish are off the charts. We hold the world records for the largest sport-caught Lake Trout (72 pounds) and Char (33 pounds), and our Pike regularly top 40 pounds.

... and more of them

Up here, your arms will wear out before the fish do. With endless waters and low fishing pressure, our species abound. It’s not unusual to have a 50-fish day.

 

 

 


There's no wrong way to catch them ...

 

 

 

There’s no wrong way to fish in the Northwest Territories. Cast from the nearest dock, wade into an Arctic stream, troll behind your kayak, or hire a guide with a tricked-out fishing vessel.

... and no bad place to fish

We’re home to the deepest lake in North America (Great Slave), the biggest lake entirely within Canada (Great Bear), the longest river in Canada (the Mackenzie), and the world’s wildest ocean (the Arctic). With more pure, pristine water than any place else on the planet, there’s nowhere you can’t fish here.

Any season is fishing season

Angling is a year-round activity up here. Even in the depths of winter, the fish are biting just inches beneath your feet. An ice-fishing guide will suit you up and shuttle you to the best spots, where you can fish in comfort as the sundogs gleam and as the sun slips below the horizon, the Aurora dances overhead.

It's a cultural event

Since time immemorial, fish have sustained the residents of the Northwest Territories. You can experience this vibrant relationship by joining an Indigenous fishing trip, where you’ll participate in “subsistence” fishing practices, learn about Aboriginal lifeways, and savour fresh catches prepared the local way.

... and you'll make a deeper connection

Often, the greatest thing about fishing in the Northwest Territories has nothing to do with fish. It’s about the people with whom you share the adventure. Out on the big lake, in the great silence, when the fish strikes, you work in tandem to land the catch. A perfect moment, experienced together.

This is where connections are made. Where friendships are forged, where relationships are renewed, where buddies and sons and fathers and partners are bound together.

So maybe it really is about “networking.”

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To experience angling in the Northwest Territories, check out our fishing adventures.

DISCOVER A MOMENT THAT LASTS A LIFETIME. Aylmer Lake Lodge is located in Rocknest Bay, which is on the Barren......

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100% Indigenous owned!  We are the world’s first Aurora Hunting tour company, we know Aurora. Learn about Aurora, why Yellowknife is the......

Kasba Lake Lodge is famous for providing guests access to incredible triple trophy fishing. Huge Lake Trout, ferocious Northern Pike......

One of the finest Pike and Lake Trout waters in North America, on the 60th Parallel. Enjoy luxurious private cabins......

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Tukto Lodge has been exceeding anglers’ expectations for more than fifty years. As the only fishing and eco-tourism lodge in......

Yellow Dog Lodge is a comfortable lodge with 3 private cabins for our guests. The lodge is a short (15 minute) floatplane ride from Yellowknife. Located on Duncan and Graham Lakes, the lodge is your hub for adventure. Choose from an additional 5 lakes for guided day trip excursions. Each lake is unique and offers unspoiled first class fishing. We are the only lodge that operates guided trips on each of these remote lakes located in the NWT taiga wilderness. Packaged trips feature superb sport fishing and safe outdoor adventure. The lakes and streams offer the finest Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Walleye and Arctic Grayling in the region. As an added bonus, our guests will enjoy the midnight sun and may even catch the northern lights later in the fall or early spring....

Peterson’s Point Lake Lodge provides you access to known waters teeming with monster lake trout. Their current record is a......

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Fishing Charter based in Yellowknife offering specialized in Giant Northern Pike and Lake Trout. We have boats to operate either in the North and East arm....

Exceptional fishing on Gordon Lake, 100 km northeast of Yellowknife. Fish for Lake Trout, up to to 56 lbs! Fly in by......

Great Slave Lake Tours offers winter and summer trips on Great Slave Lake, the ninth biggest lake in the world......

Ena Lake Lodge is a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive luxury fishing and outdoors experience in Northern Canada. Come and experience authentic fly-in......

Northstar Resort is a remote fishing lodge located on Thekulthili Lake, 95 miles (152 km) northeast of Fort Smith. Operates from......

Welcoming and friendly with a rustic charm and all modern conveniences, Grey Goose Lodge immediately catches your eye as you......

Aurora photography tours for groups of 25 or less, available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Our tours offer specialized knowledge......

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Born & raised in Inuvik, Northwest Territories our experienced lead guide Jimmy Kalinek is ready to help you discover the......

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As a local Indigenous man Bob has traditional knowledge and insight into the land that the average northerner does not......

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