Big sea trout from Steinsmyrarvotn.
Steinsmyrarvotn is a lake complex with several slow running streams and brooks interlinking. They eventually spill westward towards the sea trout river Eldvatn. This is a very interesting fishery in the central south, not to far from the sea, situated in an area known as Medalland, several kilometers west of the village Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
3-4 pound char from Steinsmyrarvotn.
The popularity of Steinsmyrarvotn has been on the rise over the past few years and it’s no surprise. The lakes are full of trout. There are stationary char of great size and quality and sea run and stationary brown trout, both strains of good average size. It is obvious that as well as being a spawning ground for some sea trout, it is a favorite venue for the juvenile sea trout, weighing 1 to 4 pounds from the nearby Eldvatn. They come there to hang out and feed in the autumn and early spring. In between the char and stationary browns are the main events.
Languid peaceful lakes, when the weather allows!
The lakes are shallow and full of vegetation. The aquatic life is dramatic and as a result the trout are fat and well honed. If there is anything to criticize then it could be the fact that in cold, windy and rainy weather in spring and autumn the lakes can be unforgiving. It takes a slice of the hardiest race to make a fist of it. Sometimes the hardy are in the lakes standing up to their armpits with wave after wave washing over them, especially during the hale showers!
Playing a sea trout far out in the lake...
Also anglers need to be fairly fit as the brisk walk to the best hotspots is across some remarkably boggy terrain, huffing and puffing anglers sinking deep in every step of the way. So in fact you may end up pretty tired at the days end, but a barbecue and a jacuzzy will make you forget all but the best parts of the day.