A Tradition of Greatness
While early man, and more particularly the Inuit from “The River of the Great Bay” village, Kangiqsualujjuaq, located at the mouth of the George River, were the first people to discover the pools and holding lies of the salmon at Helen Falls, the true potential of Helen Falls was first realized in the early 50’s by Bob May, at the time the manager of the local Hudson Bay Company Post. Later in association with Pennsylvania sportsman, Bill Littleford, the salmon operation went on under the name of Arctic Anglers for many years. Accommodations in those early years were, at best, sparse and rustic, providing mostly tent accommodations. Yet it attracted some of the most influential individuals in North America year after year, seeking the exceptional salmon angling that the falls provided.
Since its early years the camp has seen many changes and now boosts permanent camp facilities that include new guest cabins, dinning and kitchen area and a private airstrip. The lodge under permit # 10-501 represents the first outfitting permit ever issued in Northern Quebec. It continues to represent one of the very best fishing lodges in Nunavik, has won numerous awards of excellence and continues to draw salmon anglers worldwide, looking for the challenge that only the salmon of the George River can provide. Being only 35 miles from the Ungava Bay, the fish are fresh and sea-bright; so much so that many still carry sea-lice indicating that they’ve been in fresh water for less than 24 hours.
In 2016, 3 passionate men became partners with the heritage of Annanack. The new owners are Canadian businessmen, all from Quebec City and from Nunavik. They share the same passion and respect towards the Arctic Region. Every member of the group has a lot of fishing and hunting experience exploring the Nordic region of the Canadian Arctic. They also like the residents of this place and all the reality of the environment that surrounds them.