Also called blueback char, blueback trout, Sunapee trout, golden trout.
The most northerly of all freshwater fish, the Arctic char is circumpolar in distribution, occuring around the globe from Maine and New Hampshire in the United States northward across northern Canada, Alaska and the Aluetion Islands, and from northern Russia south to lake Baikal and Kamchatka as well as Iceland,Great Britian, Scandinavia, the Alps among other places. The Arctic Char always returns from the sea to spawn in fresh water. The Arctic Char is a food and game fish par excellence. It would be difficult to over estimate its valaue to the sportfishery. Wonderful fish for fly fishing.