Tungulaekur, sea trout fishing, Iceland

Crystal clear waters of the Tungulaekur

Tungulaekur is a small intricate river that rises up from Eldhraun, a spring in Iceland’s largest lava field in the central south. The spring is fed by the Skafta River, a glacial river that disappears into the lava field only to reappear as the crystal clear waters of the Tungulækur. The river then slaloms through the lava field, and over its three kilometres of fishable water it provides incredible sea trout fishing, known to run in their thousands.

A sea trout river, fishing only 3 rods

Tungulaekur is primarily a sea trout river. The fish tend to be very willing takers, there is certainly no need to wait until dark to try and find these fish. The fish average six to ten pounds but every year it is common for fish of 12 – 14 lbs to be landed, some have even tilted the scales at the 20lb mark. As well as sea trout, every year sees a reasonable number of grilse caught, and in the months of May and June fisherman can target Arctic char and sea-run char that can grow up to ten pounds.

Along the short length of river, numerous pools give the sea trout perfect resting spots and therefore the perfect fishing spots for the travelling angler. With a maximum of only three rods this river remains reasonably under-fished and ideal for small groups of anglers.

Luxurious new lodge

The accommodation is in a luxurious newly built lodge that sits at the edge of the river. With full board service this is the perfect place to sit back and put your feet up after chasing big sea trout all day. The lodge comprises four twin bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, and a large sitting room with a comfortable dining area.

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