The season of 2010 on Skoga has been a disaster starting with the unfortunate volcanic eruption in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier last spring. The river has been dark and murky throughout due to ash making its way down the watershed.
Skoga is doing well these days and yesterday the rivers biggest salmon so far was landed, a huge cock fish weighing in the excess of 9 kilos, over 18 pounds Icelandic. Skoga also had a rare visitor recently, a humpback salmon, the fourth recorded in Iceland this season.
Skoga will not equal its record catch from last year but the fishing is good nevertheless and improving as the season wears on, according to Asgeir Asmundsson, the Skoga-outfitter. Recently the two day groups have been catching from 20 to 44 salmon each which is nothing to complain about!
Skoga is a late starter and the season is already looking like an automatic record breaker. After ten days of fishing the catch was triple that of last year which was the best so far.
The first two day party on Skoga finished at noon today. The outfitter Asgeir Asmundsson and his family started the season, and two days earlir than usual at that. „You never know and you wonder all the time, but this start was the best ever for the river Asgeir told us today.
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.
Skógá had a massive season and a record of 1.560 salmon, some 700 more than the previous record dating only back to the year before. Skógá has been climbing upstairs every season over the last few years and who knows what 2009 may have in store although one should never expect a record every year!