West Ranga, trout fishing, Iceland

Fish within hours of arriving in Iceland

The West Rangá holds a reputation as one of the most prolific Atlantic salmon rivers in Iceland. Far less known, and relatively unexplored, is the 50km of main river and tributaries above the famous salmon fishing beats. Anglers fishing these trout beats can stay at the main West Rangá Lodge and explore on a daily basis with their guide.

Exciting fishing with the chance of a monster trout

What has been discovered in this section of river, as it tumbles through grassy meadows, are some monster brown trout, a good number of which have been landed well into double figures.  This ancient strain of brown trout were originally sea trout which became landlocked after one of the many geological shifts around Mount Hekla. The sea trout reverted to brown trout and have continued to thrive in these waters. It’s a perfect destination for those looking to explore new water fishing with dries, nymphs and streamers.

Beautifully appointed lodge

The West Rangá Lodge has 22 newly built twin rooms with private bathrooms and offers what is considered to be some of the best accommodation of any fishing lodge in Iceland.

One main building houses the kitchen and spacious dining area where gourmet meals are served overlooking one of the most productive pools on the river.

West Rangá

West Rangá is located 90km to the southwest of Reykjavik and offers the opportunity to fish within hours of arriving in Iceland.

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