Bugt and the top of Strenghorn. The best spot is just off the pointed rock on the beach. Photo gg.
This is the junction were Nordurá spills into the glacial mother river Hvita. There are several junctions in the region and all of them are excellent for salmon and sea trout. Straumar is a short stretch and one pool carrying two names, Bugt and Strenghorn, are the primary hot spots. Bugt and Strenghorn are several dozen feet below the actual junction which is not a very good spot. When Nordura is low, its affect on to coloring on Bugt and Strenghorn is minimal thus anglers are often fishing discolored glacial water. However fear not, when the fish are running these spots are alive with fresh run silver from the sea and they take the fly, colored or clear be the water.
A grilse for a mouth watering dinner. Photo gg.
The last few years have been beset with long draught periods making the junction pools very prolific. Straumar is fished with two daily rods and the fishing has exceeded 500 fish over a single season. That is nothing less than furious fishing from what is practically a single pool.
Straumaklopp Norðurá's junction with Hvíita. The angler is actually fishing from the opposite bank. Photo gg.
Straumar has a tiny self catering lodge situated so close to the junction that when you have finished breakfast you simply pull on your waders, grab your rod and make the one minute walk to the pool. You never touch your car while fishing Straumar. To add to the charm the Straumar lodge is the second oldest lodge in the country, and old white and red sheet iron wooden hut complete with creaking floors.