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!
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!
Brown trout fishing on the Minnivallalækur has been normal this season and two main topics make for great news. There are more very big fish around than in recent years, and there are more small fish as well which bodes well for the coming season.
Yet another huge, huge brown trout has been recorded from the Minnivallalaekur in south Iceland. It was a stunning specimen of 81 cm and an estimated 15-16 pounds!
Minnivallalaekur has started off excellently despite extreamly frosty conditions early on. The starting group landed eleven browns despite staring off in 11 below on Celcius minus the huge wind factor, and it was really blowing during those first days. The river has already produced several of the huge browns that it is so renouned for.
Minnivallalaekur was in good condition this season and produced a better catch than last year. Some 400 browns were landed and there were more super sized trout than in recent years. Which is saying a lot.
The brown trout fishing on Minnivallalaekur has stepped up in recent weeks and some stunning catches have been recorded. Among them a 14 pounder and on another day, a couple each had an 8 pound brown on a dry fly.
The spring fishing in Iceland has become more consistent recently as the weather has turned more springlike. At the start og April it was prett y cold and the fishing suffered. At this point of the season you never know in advance and that is what delights the local spring anglers.
Minnivallalaekur has been gradually improving following some nasty conditions for most of the current month. It is further inland than the usual spring rivers so while the weather may be ok close to the coast, it can be a lot more undesirable inland, which has been the case. But spring is here now and the river is picking up.
We have had some fine quality spring weather over the last few days following some wintery conditions the first two or three days of the season which started last Wedensday. The fish are there and they are big. Here are some titbits of news and an idea om some of the flies that are working.
The first browns have been caught on Minnivallalaekur this season. We had to wait for day two as the conditions were quite appaling for day one. But as ever, the huge brown trout are there andwe did not have to wait long for the first big drama of the season.
Minnivallalækur finished with a total of some 300 brown trout. It is close to the same total over the past few years so the river is consistent and stable. The season is long but few fish from August through September so the total catch is in fact mostly taken from April towards the end of July. It really is a shame that so few try the river late on as it is an underrated time to fish and the reason is probably that local anglers are to busy catching salmon during the late season.