The season has drawn to a close on the Haffjardara and the fishing was outstanding although it never came close to last seasons phenomenal record breaking season. Eleven weeks elapsed without rain and the lowering water levels eventually took its toll.
We feel that Haffjardara may well be spiralling into a new sensational record, its thrid in three years. Despite receeding water levels, the runs remain huge and the fishing is complimenting the runs totally.
Haffjardara is is excellent shape so far this season. Last year saw an astonishing record catch that would be hard to better. But after a start like this, who would bet against it?
The fishing has beengreat in Haffjardara so far this season and the river has produced one of the countries 20 pounders as well. The water levels in the west have been falling recently but this has not deterred the Haffjardara salmon from running the river in numbers.
Haffjardara is off to a great start to the new season.Since opening in the afternoon of last Wedensday 23 salmon have been landed on four daily rods, all of which are fishing only a few hours a day. All except three are mws‘s...
We have been looking at some interesting statistics from tagging and recapturing on Haffjardara over the weekend. The owners have been looking at the recapture average and found that it varies a great deal from year to year. One particular salmon last year really caught the eye.
Only a few years back the editor of this web had one of his more memorable days while fly fishing for salmon. I was not fishing myself though but having my first and only taste of acting as a guide, helping out one of Iceland‘s best known tailors and (then) local fashion icons Saevar Karl. We were fishing in mid August on Haffjardara.
In Iceland, mws salmon are more of a feature in the north and northeast rivers, along with several south coast rivers. The super prolific southwest and west coast rivers are more dominated by grilse. One river though stands out in that matter, that river is Haffjardara.
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.
The salmon season of 2008 was a record season in Iceland. It was a record weather you count the smolt releasing rivers along or not. There were almost twenty individual rivers in the country that smashed their former records. One of them was Haffjarðará.