Fishing reel

Great Bear River


Species: Arctic grayling

Coordinates: 64° 54€² 15.58€³ N, 125° 36€² 24.08€³ W


Location: Northwest Territories

Length: 113 km

Why we chose it

Arctic grayling; Untouched wilderness, stunning scenery and big fish


When to fish: Any time of year.

Where to fish: The tail ends of fast-running ripples, large pools and along the edges of white water.


Tip: Cast small green-and-black Mepps XD spinners, or fly fish with anything small and fluffy.

—Scott Rawlings, host of Fishing Alberta