With the trout fishing season now open our thoughts are turning towards salmon fishing, in particular Iceland. There is something about the build up to Icelandic salmon season that never fails to thrill. It is something about a whole country absolutely dedicated to salmon fishing. Fishermen who stop working in the summer to go and guide specifically, finding fishing reports in the daily newspaper and there obsession with catch statistics, flies and the technical side of salmon fishing.
If you missed our pick of the last remaining availability then please click HERE, but in the meantime we wished to make you aware of some unique opportunities we can offer on the Laxa I Kjos and Hafralonsa.
Laxa I Kjos:
9 – 12 August, 468,000 ISK (approx. £3,600 at today’s exchange rate.) 3 days
11 – 14 August, 468,000 ISK (approx. £3,600 at today’s exchange rate.) 3 days
9 – 14 August, 770,500 ISK (Previously 876,000 ISK,£6,740)(approx. £5,950 at today’s exchange rate.) 5 days
Laxa I Kjos Lodge is one of my favourite rivers in Iceland and where I learnt to hitch in in its crystal clear pools. Being only 45 minutes from Reykjavik it is a longstanding favourite and also has one of the most comfortable lodges in Iceland. This would be perfect for a small group to take privately or for those who are on the search for a large Icelandic sea trout which are running through its meadows at this point.
Hafralonsa: 25 – 29 July, 828,000 ISK per rod (approx. £6,370 at today’s exchange rate) 4 days
(price for three days availble on request)
The river can be fished with up to 6 rods, but you only pay for 4 which makes it better value for money. Click HERE for further information on dates and prices. This particular slot is prime time for the river. It’s not going to be big numbers, but like all East Coast Rivers, big fish in clear water. Hafralonsa is one of those rivers for those that like to explore and winkle big fish out of rocky pools and draws with some incredible battles. The trout and char beats above which used to be sold separately are also included. I think it is going to be the one to watch over the next years as the new leaseholders implement their strategy.
We are all fully aware that salmon fishing in Iceland is not cheap. It has always been one of the more expensive options worldwide, especially when looking at prime time on many of the rivers which commands a premium. What many don’t realise is that the lodges are all set up for anglers to share a rod. Learn more HERE.
All prices in Icelandic Krona (ISK) will be converted at the point of booking. The GBP prices above are a guide price at date of publishing. The cost includes scheduled transfers, full board single room accommodation and shared guide.
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.