The Iceland summer has held on to its form of being cold and damp, with July reported to be 1C colder than the long term average for the month. The regular rains have meant that the rivers have been nicely topped up throughout the season, yet the cold temperatures have meant that some sessions and days have been tougher than normal with fish unwilling to move far to intercept a fly.

Laxa I Kjos, Iceland, Aardvark McLeod

Despite the constantly changing river conditions, Peter’s hosted week on Laxa I Kjos enjoyed some wonderful fishing. some sessions were more challenging than others but good sized sea trout and regular salmon catches kept anglers and guides happy. Although waterproof clothing was thoroughly tested and not all were so successful in keeping people dry at times!

The salmon total on Laxa I Kjos now stands at 550, and the sea trout total is now 58. Top flies continue to be hitch tubes, Red Frances, Black Frances, Sunray Shadow, and the Valbeinn. The top pools have been, Kvislafoss, Bollastadabreida, Laxfoss North & South, and Fossbreida.

Nordura, Iceland, Aardvark McLeod

Nordurá has continued to enjoy good water conditions this season and with that good salmon catches. The river total now stands at 992 salmon for the season. The fish are still being caught in a range of sizes from smaller grilse to some lovely strong fish including one just over 18 lbs this week. The top producing pools have been Eyrin, Bryggjur, Breiðan, Stokkhylsbrot and Myrkhylur and best fly patterns Sunray Shadow, Red Francis and Collie dog.

Midfjardara, Iceland, Aardvark McLeod

The Midfjardara is now coming into its prime part of the seasin with between 30 and 40 fish being landed each day. Their total now stands at 792 fish for the season. The majority of the fish have been between 5 and 12 lbs but two fish over 20 lbs have been landed this week. Top flies have been micro hitched tubes, Collie Dog, black sunray, Haugur and Sunray Shadow. The top pools have been Brekkulækjarstrengur 1, TT, Kambsfoss, Grjothylur  and Túnhylur – Vesturá.

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