The season in Iceland started with a bang with some incredible overwintered trout being caught at Laxardal and Myvatnssveit. Fremri Asum also performed incredibly early season with 3 rods catching over 100 trout to 5 lbs in three days. The salmon season is now beginning in earnest and the early west coast rivers have reported some excellent catches including 11 salmon on opening day.
After a short sharp winter Iceland has been experiencing a reasonably early spring with air temperatures currently approximately 15°C. Water levels are high to normal with good snow pack still in the mountains, so we are confident of good levels through July and into early August. The first salmon was seen in Laxa I Kjos on the 12th May and as we approach the opening of the river on Friday there are fish all the way through the system up to beat 5. Grimsá also has fantastic water heights and fish right the way through the lower part of the river and already crossing under the road bridge to the upper section.
The north and north east had a huge quantity of snow this year which made us slightly apprehensive about the opening of the season there, but it has been a warm spring and it looks like all those rivers will open on time as usual unlike last year.
All in all I am glad to report that we are looking at a “normal” start to the season in Iceland and we are hugely excited for what is to come. There are still a few holes here and there including a spot on Grimsa 23 – 27 July in prime time that has opened up, so if you would like to go and fish its crystal clear waters then please call us.
If you would be interested in further details or an itinerary then please contact Peter McLeod or Alex Jardine alternatively call our office on +44(0) 1980 847389.