We recently aquired the statistics for Reykjadalsa last season. Reykja is mainly a brown trout river, yet offers a substantial chance of catching a salmon or two. Last seasons totals where very impressive, so much so that the river is almost totally booked for the coming season.
Reykjadalsa had an outstanding season whichever you look at, the salmon or trout fishing. Most of the river is stacked with brown trout and the salmon stock is on an upward spiral.
This weekend, eight salmon had been written into the catch book for Reykjadalsa, plus almost five hundred brown trout. This is early for the Reykja but despite a rather cold spring, the salmon runs were starting early all over the country.
The header sounds like a lyric from Pink Floyd and it perhaps is. But having taken a stopover for some brown trout fishing on Reykjadalsa up in the north this weekend, it was the first thing that came to mind when hunting for a fitting intro.
We are actually in the midst of a countdown these days as the first Icelandic salmon rivers open up on June 5th. However, while waiting, we have been monitoring the trout fishing this spring and as the season wares on, more of it will come to the fore. Thinking back the other day got us thinking forward...