Regular rains and mild temperatures are offering anglers great fishing conditions in Iceland so far this season. With big spring tides over the weekend we are expecting great fishing for the week ahead. Last week saw great salmon fishing along the west coast and the Iceland dry fly trout fishing in the north continue to test and reward anglers.
On Langá the first three days of the week saw 101 salmon landed to the 12 rods. The takes were soft and quite a few fish were lost. One of the mornings, the two rods fishing beat 1 hooked 18 salmon, lost 10 and landed 8. Another morning session on beat 3 one angler hooked 14 salmon and landed only 2.
The second half of the week only had five rods fishing half days and seven rods fishing full days. That group landed 92 salmon in the three days. The morning sessions are by far the best and usually the days are producing between 30 – 40 salmon for 12 rods.
The guided rods are doing the best and on average the guided rods were catching between 12 – 16 salmon in the 3 days. There are more big fish in the river now and the biggest one landed is 91 cm but a few 85 – 87 cm hen fish have also been landed.
Fish are pouring in on every high tide and fishing on beat 1 close to the sea is magical with hundreds of salmon jumping, splashing and playing in that area before running the waterfall. The amount of fish has to be seen to be believed.
The water levels are great, and boards have been put in at the dam on Langavatn at the top of the river so the water levels can be regulated. It‘s been raining every other day so it keeps the ground wet and the river at optimal water.
The outlook is absolutely fantastic on Langa and we cannot wait to see what the spring tides bring in.
Svalbardsa in the north is now open and the first groups enjoyed some good multi-sea wintered salmon action. The first group landed 4 good salmon in their two days. The next group landed over 20 salmon for their three days. With more and more fish moving into the river we are expecting great things from the river again this summer.
Fishing is going well at the moment on Myrarkvisl. After losing a couple of salmon the previous week, the first salmon have now been landed. Firstly a nice silver fresh fish of about 8 lbs followed by a smaller grilse. The upper river has still been offering guests some fantastic dry fly fishing for brown trout, with a good average of around 2 lbs.
The fishing has been great this past week on Laxardal with a good number of big wild brown trout caught mostly on dry flies. Pods of rising fish have been found regularly during morning sessions with their focus on small midges emerging from the surface, this has offered some wonderful but tricky small fly fishing. The afternoons have required more searching casts but still with dry flies, favourite patterns tend to be large profile flies such as Galdra Hopper, Mattress, Super Beetles and so on.
For more details on fishing in Iceland please do not hesitate to contact Peter McLeod or Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.