The West Rangá located in the south of Iceland is one of the country’s most famous salmon fly fishing rivers, along with its neighbour the East Rangá. Both rivers often feature near the top of the most prolific salmon rivers in Iceland each season. As well as numbers, the river also boasts a higher average size of fish than the rivers on the West Coast.
The river has an average width of 50 metres, featuring wide long pools and smooth glides. The bottom is mainly made up of black volcanic sand making wading relatively safe and easy. The river is best fished with double handed rods and larger flies than other rivers in Iceland, it is often useful to carry some sinking line options as well.
The West Rangá is an unusual salmon river in as much as there is very little in the way of natural spawning habitat and it therefore relies on a very successful smolt-releasing programme that began in 1989.
West Rangá Lodge has 18 newly built twin rooms with private bathrooms. The lounge, bar and dining room at the lodge have recently been refurbished and offers what is considered to be the best accommodation of any fishing lodge in Iceland.
Guests are accommodated in tastefully furnished double rooms with a private bathroom. One main building houses the kitchen and spacious dining area where gourmet meals are served overlooking one of the most productive pools on the river.
The river sees consistent salmon runs throughout the season and fishes until the 20th October with good statistics right the way to the closing day.
2021 season Availability:
- 21 – 24 July – 3 days / 2 rods – £4,440 per person
- 24 – 27 July – 3 days / 2 rods – £4,440 per person
- 27 – 30 July – 3 days / 2 rods – £4,440 per person
- 11 – 14 August – 3 days / 4 rods – £4,440 per person
- 14 – 17 August – 3 days / 4 rods – £4,440 per person
- 17 – 20 August – 3 days / 4 rods – £4,440 per person
The cost includes full board single room accommodation (unless rod sharing, then it is a shared room), shared guiding and airport transfers.
The West Ranga also has an excellent trout fishing programme also run from the lodge, why not combine some salmon fishing with trout fishing all from the same operation?
For more details about West Rangá please email Peter McLeod or Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.