Fishing is now over on the Grimsa and what an excellent season it was! While never likely to challange the record from 2008 it was never the less a total well above the last decades average. A marked upswing in mws‘s was one of the talking points of the season.
Grimsa has been doing very well this season despite some long draughts. Grimsa has a more stable flow than most westland rivers and so has kept its high standard better.
We reported earlier on Grimsa's outstanding first day as the catch exceeded 40 salmon. Well, it did not stop there did it? Following two days of fishing, 84 salmon had been landed and people were saying that it was perhaps the best start ever on Grimsa....
Grimsa has opened up explosively, 42 salmon landed in the first day of fishing, half of them being mws's. The start had even the eldest of experts scratching their chins trying to remember a better opener!
Final totals from the season are sprinkling in these days and it is becoming ever more apparent that we in fact had an outstanding season, actually running last seasons total very close. Grimsa was well off last seasons record total but had a good solid season nevertheless.
Grimsa is doing quite nicely although last years reckord is not in danger of being overturned. The river has registered some one thousand salmon and with a month to go the total is destined to be a very acceptable, probably even very good, although the autumn conditions will have their say.
Grimsa has been doing well so far and the runs have been strong. Perhaps not on par with last seasons record breaking ongoings but very good nevertheless. While Grimsa is gifted with more consistent water levels than most other rivers, the recent bout of rain sparked better fishing.
There is light rain on the west coast today and yesterday, not enough to swell up the water levels but enough to inspire some movement. Grimsa has been doing exceptionally well over the last few weeks.
Grimsa took its time to wake up. The outfitters themselves and several of their guests started the fishing yesterday afternoon, but the start was slow. This morning however was a different story and several important pools appeared to be occupied.
What a difference a record catch can make! It has been well documented that Iceland had an all time record last season and some statistics we dug up from one of our listed rivers, the Grimsa, illustrate perfectly how a record run and catch transforms everything...
One of our featured rivers is the small and delicate Tungua. It is a two rod tributary to the bigger and more famous Grimsa. Tungua though is prolific and has often been dubbed the mother of Grimsa due to its ultra fertile extra spawning grounds.
The Atlantic salmon season of 2009 is fast building on the horizon. And it comes on the back of such a stunning record season that hardly anybody knows what to expect this year. But for the most part people have concluded that the coming season has a considerable margin for slipping from 2008 without losing a label of excellence.
Grímsá turned out to be one of some twenty Icelandic rivers to register a record catch during the sensational 2008 season. The new record: 2.225 salmon landed. That is 109 salmon above the former record.