Midfjardara‘s record sails over the 3.000 barrier
One of the big boys of 2009
Last Saturday, Midfjardara registerd a new exciting twist to its stunning record. It has broken all shackles and is already a few hundred over the old record. The river has registered a total of over 3.000 fish and we still have three weeks to go!
„The old record fell last Saturday. We are very optimistic as the fishing has remained remarkably good despite some wicked cold weather recently. The water levels had improved but they might start to receed again unless we have more rain,“ outfitter Rafn Valur Alfreðsson told us this evening. Now to the statistics: The old record is 32 years old, set in the season of 1977 which was a blossoming time for Icelandic salmon rivers all over the country. The record read: 2.581 salmon in the catch book. On Saturday the total exceeded 3.000 and with three weeks still to fish, who knows where the total will end.
A point worth noting is the fact that in 1977 all means of fishing was legal, besides fly fishing, worming and spinning where allowed on Midfjardara. Today it has only fly fishing. Some would say that would handicap record breaking but obviously it does no such thing!
Canadian fly casting and fishing instructor April Vokey with a good looking big grilse. Below a big female is about to be returned unscathed