Grayling, Arctic (Thymallus arcticus)

(Pallas, 1776); SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called American grayling
As its name implies, the Arctic grayling is primarily an inhabitant of northern waters. It can be found from the Hudson Bay west through northern and central Canada to Alaska as well as in Siberia. Small natural populations occur in Montana and Idaho, and transplanted populations occur in these states as well as in Vermont, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The best fishing for this species, however, is in Alaska's and northern Canada's rivers and lakes.
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All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
2.69 kg (5 lb 15 oz)
Katseyedie River, Canada
16-Aug-1967
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
1.64 kg (3 lb 10 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
13-Jul-1990
M-01 kg (2 lb) (tie)
1.64 kg (3 lb 10 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
03-Aug-1993
M-02 kg (4 lb) (tie)
1.13 kg (2 lb 8 oz)
Niukuk River, Alaska, USA
25-Jul-2016
M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.13 kg (2 lb 8 oz)
Niukluk River, Alaska, USA
26-Jul-2016
M-03 kg (6 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
19-Jul-1995
M-04 kg (8 lb)
2.38 kg (5 lb 4 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
01-Aug-1986
M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.82 kg (1 lb 13 oz)
Delta Clearwater River, Deltana, Alaska, USA
25-Jul-2021
W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.09 kg (4 lb 10 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
09-Aug-1984
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-06 kg (12 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)
1.70 kg (3 lb 12 oz)
Great Bear Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada
09-Aug-2009
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
1.96 kg (4 lb 5 oz)
Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA
24-Aug-2008
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
2.30 kg (5 lb 1 oz)
Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA
22-Aug-2008
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
1.98 kg (4 lb 6 oz)
Seward Peninsula, Alaska, USA
16-Aug-2007
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.02 kg (2 lb 4 oz)
Rainbow King Lodge, Alaska, USA
14-Sep-2017
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
1.59 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Featherly Creek, Alaska, USA
12-Aug-2020
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
1.10 kg (2 lb 7 oz)
Jim Cook Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada
11-Jul-2005
F-Smallfry
0.85 kg (1 lb 14 oz)
Niukluk River, Alaska, USA
23-Jul-2000
F-Smallfry (tie)
0.88 kg (1 lb 15 oz)
Delta Clearwater River, Deltana, Alaska, USA
25-Jul-2021
M-Junior
1.59 kg (3 lb 8 oz)
Dakli River, Alaska, USA
06-Jun-2007
M-Smallfry
1.10 kg (2 lb 7 oz)
Niukluk River, Alaska, USA
06-Aug-2000

Fishing World Records

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