Most salmon from Gljufura are grilse. Photo gg.
Gljufura is a small intimate river in the prolific Borgarfjordur region. It has a funny origin, as it starts off as Langa as Langa and Gljufura are one and the same as they start their journey in Langavatn . Soon most of the flow is on a direct east run when suddenly and for no apparent reason, most of the flow takes a sharp southward turn and continues on as Langa, while s small percentage of the water, perhaps one third or so, scuttles on, meandering through higland glens until the river drops into a canyon via an unpassable falls, Klaufhamarsfoss. That‘s it for the salmon.
Gljufura continues, first east and then south, switching from canyons to flat stretches with cut bank pools before it finally empties into Nordura, just above the junction pool Straumar.
Gljufura has a good stock of grilse but sometimes when the water levels have been low, the estuary to Nordura has been a source of trouble as it is very shallow and weedy. The lease holders along with the owners have long tried to dig out a channel and have sometimes been moderatly successful, but nothing beats natural rain. It always rains eventually so Gljufura always weighs in with its respectable tally. But sometimes a major part of the fishing is done in the late autumn weeks.
Gljufura has an excellent self catering lodge and is fished with three daily rods. Its surroundings are charming and at some ponts downright dramatic.