Iceland‘s first two rivers have officially opened up and the first groups have finished their two days of fishing. The start was outstanding, despite appaling conditions. Both rivers, Norðurá and Blanda, were having strong runs....
The salmon season is not officially open, yet the first salmon from an Icelandic river in 2012 was hooked and landed last Friday morning, on May the 18th.
Icelands most famous lake, Thingvallavatn, has been producing some out of this world brown trout this spring, some of the browns being awesome massive beasts ranging to 20 pounds.
The early spring sea trout fishing in Iceland is just about ending. It was a good season despite some cold weather and dismal conditions at times. Many of the fish were huge.
The world renouned brown trout river Minnivallalækur has been on and off as usual in April. But recently it definatly was turned „on“ and some monster trout were landed!
Recently we learned that the sea trout and brown trout fishing in Litlaá had been quite phenominal during this April, here are a few pix from one of our readers and they are worth a thousand words!
As we come to the end of the first month of the season, we may stop and reflect and come to the conclusion that this has been a very satisfactory start to the party. Some rivers better than others though.
The Jökla project in the northeast is blossoming this season. Having gained credibility it is now fished by more people, resulting in its showing better its worth. Already a record catch has been established.
Breiddalsa is rumbling towards a new record catch bettering its „old“ record the dates „way back“ to last year! The going has been great on Breidda all season long and it seems only an accident can stop a new record statistic for the river beinig acheived.
The salmon season is getting short on remaining weeks and overall we are looking at a good average season. Which means few record catches bein reported, yet most rivers alive with fish. In some places the average weight has been outstanding.
Scotman Lochy Porter landed a record breaking brown trout in the Mývatnssveit beat of the Big Laxá. It wasn´t the heaviest one ever but it was the one with the longest ever measurements!
Despite some extreame cold conditions this spring and early summer, some of the brown trout fishing has been out of this world. Not everybody knows this, but the brown trout is a native to Iceland and it grows to be very big indeed!
The salmon season of 2011 started impressively this morning as two of Iceland‘s major rivers were opened.
Recently the Icelandic Bureau of Fresh Water Fisheries held its annual conference. One of the main topics of each meating is the prediction for the pending salmon season. It turned out to be very favorable.
The angling club Strengur, which operates two of Icelands mythical rivers Selá and Hofsá, has opened up á brand new website which is packed with info and photos from these two greats.
Eldvatn, the south coast sea trout river, has been producing well so far. Lightly fished over the spring period, it is looking more and more like a viable option for the springfishing minded fly fishermen.
Following a rather cold start to the Minni season, things have been looking up recently and the usual huge browns have been seen, hooked, landed and released. Remarkable specimens, some ranging to an estimated 14 pounds!
Icelands enigmatic Tungufljot was opened up for fishing last Friday and the group fishing over the first two days had landed 15 fish with half a shift remaining. A few of them were very big!
Iceland‘s angling season 2011 started in full flow last Friday, on the 1rst of April. Among the rivers to open up was the Tungulækur, Icelands finest sea trout fishery. And it started with a bang.
We recently aquired the statistics for Reykjadalsa last season. Reykja is mainly a brown trout river, yet offers a substantial chance of catching a salmon or two. Last seasons totals where very impressive, so much so that the river is almost totally booked for the coming season.