The 2017 season is fast approaching in Iceland and it will not be long before the first salmon begin showing up along the Icelandic coastline. There are still a handful of prime openings for those looking to plan a summer trip including on the Langá River.
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.
3 – 6 July (2 rods): £4,890 per rod
23 – 26 July (1 rods): £6,590 per rod
26 – 29 July (8 rods): £6,590 per rod
29 July – 1 August (8 rods): £6,150 per rod
1 – 4 August (6 rods): £5,650 per rod
7 – 10 August (11 rods): £4,950 per rod
19 – 23 August (5 days / 3 rods): £6,390 per rod
25 – 30 August (5 days / 2 rods): £6,120 per rod
For more details about Langá and other salmon fishing in Iceland please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.