Char, Arctic (Salvelinus alpinus)

(Linnaeus, 1758); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called blueback char, blueback trout, Sunapee trout, golden trout (Sunapee).
The most northerly of all freshwater fish, the Arctic char is circumpolar in distribution, occurring around the globe from Maine and New Hampshire in the United States northward across northern Canada, Alaska and the Aleutian Islands, and from northern Russia south to Lake Baikal and Kamchatka as well as in Iceland, Great Britain, Scandinavia, the Alps, and Spitsbergen, among other places. An anadromous species (except where it has become landlocked), the Arctic char always r... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
14.77 kg (32 lb 9 oz)
Tree River, Northwest Territories, Canada
31-Jul-1981
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.82 kg (17 lb 4 oz)
Kugaryak River, Northwest Territories, Canada
26-Aug-1981
M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.52 kg (21 lb 0 oz)
Kugaryak River, Northwest Territories, Canada
26-Aug-1981
M-03 kg (6 lb)
13.75 kg (30 lb 5 oz)
Kuujjuaq, Nunavut, Canada
03-Sep-2000
M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.43 kg (23 lb 0 oz)
Tree River, Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada
20-Aug-2019
M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.34 kg (25 lb 0 oz)
Kugaryak River, Northwest Territories, Canada
28-Aug-1978
M-08 kg (16 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Tree River, Northwest Territories, Canada
21-Aug-1985
M-10 kg (20 lb)
10.88 kg (24 lb 0 oz)
Hadley Bay, Northwest Territories, Canada
30-Jul-1985
M-15 kg (30 lb)
9.75 kg (21 lb 8 oz)
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, Canada
01-Aug-1981
M-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.05 kg (2 lb 5 oz)
Togiak, Alaska, USA
05-Jul-2021
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
10.20 kg (22 lb 8 oz)
Kugaryak River, Northwest Territories, Canada
28-Aug-1978
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Tree River, Northwest Territories, Canada
11-Aug-2010
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
9.64 kg (21 lb 4 oz)
Tree River, Northwest Territories, Canada
13-Aug-2011
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.37 kg (16 lb 4 oz)
Tree River, Northwest Territories, Canada
12-Aug-2011
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
9.18 kg (20 lb 4 oz)
Tree River, Northwest Territories, Canada
04-Aug-1993
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.39 kg (18 lb 8 oz)
Tree River, Nunavut, Canada
21-Aug-2019
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
8.62 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Taymyr Peninsula, Russia
26-Jul-2021
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
11.67 kg (25 lb 12 oz)
Taymyr Peninsula, Russia
28-Jul-2021
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.62 kg (3 lb 9 oz)
Fijotaa River, Iceland
26-Jul-2018
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
4.03 kg (8 lb 14 oz)
Ugashik Narrows, Alaska, USA
30-Sep-2020
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
6.57 kg (14 lb 8 oz)
Nanook River, Northwest Territories, Canada
28-Jul-2002
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
8.97 kg (19 lb 12 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
15-Jul-1998
M-Smallfry
4.30 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Labrador, Canada
17-Aug-2006

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