The 2018 salmon season is fast approaching, 2017 saw mixed fortunes for salmon but the Langá River has once again proved that it is a good option during low water years. Following the rivers relatively strong catch returns last season there are only a handful of openings left.
The Langá is one of Iceland’s most notable salmon rivers, flowing over 36 km from its source in Lake Langavatn it offers some wonderful fly fishing water. The crystal clear water has 93 named salmon pools and is best fished with a floating line throughout the season. During the prime summer salmon runs the fishing is often best with micro flies or small hitch tubes across the surface.
The salmon runs usually begin in early to mid-June on the Langá, these are often larger multi-sea wintered salmon between 8 – 20 lbs. By the season opening in late June these fish are often spreading out well through all of the river. In early July the summer grilse runs begin in their numbers, these fish are generally between 3 – 10 lbs. By the third week in July these runs are at their peak and good numbers of fish can be encountered throughout the river. August sees the fresh running fish beginning to slow and tactics change to long leaders and small flies to entice fish from their pools.
The lodge, Langárbyrgi, was built 6 km from where Langá meets the Atlantic Ocean over-looking the river. Recently an extension was added to the lodge to provide 12 double rooms. The best chefs in Iceland are recruited to ensure that our guests are thoroughly pampered, and the food simply outstanding. Although not fancy the lodge is functional with drying room, sauna, Wi-Fi and excellent food.
18 – 21 July: 1 rod – ISK 755.000 per rod (£5,810)
24 – 27 July: 4 rods – ISK 740.000 per rod (£5,710)
27 – 30 July: 3 rods – ISK 710.000 per rod (£5,470)
8 – 11 August: 7 rods – ISK 550.000 per rod (£4,240)
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.
The cost excludes private transfers, international travel, additional accommodation, alcohol and gratuities.
For more details about Langá and other salmon fishing in Iceland please contact Peter McLeod or Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.