A satisfactory April in Iceland
A stunning sea trout from Litlaá. Photo by Denni
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.
This impressive sea trout was landed on the early season days on Tungufljót.
April mostly focuses on several sea trout rivers, most of them on the south coast, the rest up north. Two rivers have stood out by a mile, Litlaá in the northeast and Tungulækur on the south coast. Either one are strangers to being productive to say the least. While Tungulækur has been up to its usual high standard, among the high‘s being an opening day producing almost two hundred sea trout to three rods, Litlaá has been at least as good according to its own standards with a total tally of 700 a few days ago, and according to the tally of fished rods, that accounted for an average catch of ten trout per rod per day. Litlaá also boasts big fish, plus a blend of sea trout and stationary browns. One group had 170 trout, 110 of the 50 cm or over.
Other rivers have not proved as consistent, Vatnamót, Tungufljót, Geirlandsá, Húseyjarkvísl, Steinsmýrarvötn and Eldvatn, all started very well, only to fade, while Sogið with its char fishery during spring, and the close-to-Reykjavík Varmá, have flopped badly. As we have reved up this website, we will bring you more on April in the following days.