Kangia Season Summary 2018

Just as last year our crew showed up in early July to prepare for the season. This year however they were met by a much different Kangia than July of last year. Summer seemed distant and water levels were high. Locals had been telling us that summer was much later than usual and judging by the conditions in Kangia they were clearly right. It was a slightly nervous crew preparing the lodge that first week, crossing their fingers and praying to higher powers that the rain would stop and fish would start moving up the river. On the thursday morning of our first groups arrival it was as if all their prayers had been answered and in a pure stroke of luck the sun came out and along with it the first runs of fish started making their way up the river....

Kangia River Season Summary

Our first crew arrived to the Kangia River in early July, just one week before the start of the official season. After arranging the necessary logistics, checking the trail conditions, setting up the new bar and so on, we spent a lot of time up on the cliff by the lodge overlooking the home pool! Seeing school after school make their way upriver, choosing different paths with the tides and traveling at different speeds was really interesting and inherently satisfying. We walked the different pools and sections of the river to see where the fish would stack up first and how long they would stay in each spot before proceeding on their journey. With the crystal-clear water, one can really keep track of their movements....

Kangia opening week

First week of the season and the river is quickly filling up with Silver shining chrome bars in the form of char! As the guides and lodge staff was on location since early July they’ve been watching the first schools of searun arctic char make their way through sea pool and up the river and it’s been a very impressive sight to see. With the Kangia river lodge being located up the hill next to seapool you have a perfect view right into the clear glacier water and on sunny days you can almost count the number of fish heading up!...