PAYNE RIVER FISHING CAMP Coordinates – Latitude 60° North, Longitude 70° 40’ West
Dear Arctic Adventures enthusiasts,
We are happy to announce that our Tunulik II camp will be open for the 2022 fishing season! Get your bags packed and gear ready – the fish have had plenty of rest and we can’t wait to see you again!
The Payne River camp remains closed for this 2022 season, but we are hard at work making some changes and hope to host you there again in 2023!
We have already communicated with our pre-booked 2022 clients but, should you have any questions or concerns, please call or email us.
We thank you for your confidence and we are really looking forward to fishing with you again!
The Arctic Adventures team
Exciting Arctic Char Fishing…above Canada’s Treeline
Payne River fly fishing is second to none. The Payne is a major Arctic river flowing into Ungava Bay. It is the main watershed for the northwest tip of Quebec. The Payne River Camp is situated on the 60th parallel, 1100 miles due north of Montreal; 150 miles northwest of Kuujjuaq, and approximately 25 miles upriver from the village of Kangirsuk. The camp is only minutes away from the best Arctic char fishing to be found anywhere in North America.
Access has been simplified as guests travel to camp aboard a Twin-Otter on wheels and land on the camp’s 1100 foot landing strip a short distance behind camp.
The Payne River Fishing Camp offers anglers five days of incredible Arctic char fishing. Non-stop action, awesome scenery, abundant Arctic wildlife, comfortable accommodations, great meals and professional service are all part of the experience that awaits you.
PACKAGE STARTING AT
Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
6 day package $6,485.00
- Monday July 4 to Saturday July 9 - Pending
- Saturday July 9 to Thursday July 14 - Pending
- Thursday July 14 to Tuesday July 19 - Pending
- Tuesday July 19 to Sunday July 24 - 2 spots available
Round trip air transportation from Montreal to Kuujjuaq
Round trip air transportation by charter from Kuujjuaq to camp with Air Inuit
Shuttles to and from airports
Coordination services in Kuujjuaq and home bound in Montreal
Six nights accommodations in electrically heated solid cabins
Tasty home-cooked meals prepared by camp cook
Bedding and sleeping bags
Hot showers and toilet facilities
One guide, freighter canoe and outboard motor per two anglers
Landing nets and life jackets
Conservation and preparation of fish for homebound transportation
Fish boxes for transportation of fish
Satellite telephone communications at camp for your convenience and safety
All federal and provincial taxes
Fishing Package Does Not Include
Hotel accommodations in Montreal
Transportation of fish from Montreal to your final destination
Insurance and items of a personal nature
Tips to guides and camp staff
Any costs other than those specified in fishing package described above
The main lodge at the Payne River Fishing Camp has indoor toilets, showers, a dining room and lounge area where our guests enjoy friendly conversations with their Inuit hosts. Guests stay in cabins adjacent to the main lodge which are electrically heated and equipped with toilets, running water, linen and sleeping bags.
A diesel generator supplies the camp with electricity and a satellite telephone system keeps our camp in touch with our office in Kuujjuaq. Guests are served three hearty home cooked meals each day which normally includes a delicious mid-day shore lunch prepared by our Inuit guides.
The new 18′ x 36′ lodge was built for our guests needs in mind. It has quickly become the place to gather after a day on the water to exchange fishing experiences, tie flies and share a drink or two before dinner. The four guests cabins have been upgraded and each cabin now has its own toilet and running water. New flooring was also installed in the four guests cabins and in the main lodge. The camp’s upgraded facilities are designed to enable corporate groups to conduct business meetings and enjoy an extraordinary Arctic char fishing experience above the tree line.
The significant tides in Ungava Bay fill and drain the Payne fjord of salt water twice each day. Guides work according to the tidal schedule and know where the fish stack up when tides are lowest. Besides offering non-stop action for Arctic char from our 24 foot freighter canoes, anglers can explore the shores by wading.
Fish are plentiful at Payne River and fly fishermen can experience dynamic action using streamers, dry and wet flies. A variety of effective fly patterns are available for sale at camp. Arctic char will attack most silvery spoons, but anglers with spinning gear have the best results using two and three inch Daredevles, Mepps spinners in sizes two and three, and various colored three inch Pixies.