If you find yourself Googling ‘Trout fishing in Iceland’ at regular intervals, standing on the shoreline of your imagination, trying to read the expanse of crystal-clear water whilst your daydream distracts you from more mundane things then FishIceland is here to help.
One of the hardest decisions to make when planning your fishing trip to the land of fire and ice is choosing where to go to find the best angling experiences amidst this 40,000-square-mile wilderness. In a bid to narrow down your choices but not your options why not take a moment to consider Lake Heidarvatn and the Vatnsa River?
This angling paradise, a stone’s throw from the town of Vik on Iceland’s south coast, offers a wealth of world-class fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout, Arctic char and salmon. The hypnotic meandering flow of the Vatnsa from the eastern shore of Lake Heidarvatn collaborates with the rugged mountain crags and lush green vegetation to create a breathtaking landscape in which to seek out that perfect fish.
The lake measures 2km in length and is 1km at its widest point. It is a haven for trout in which a myriad of fish will rise ever so gullibly towards the surface, break the water and take a fly with superior elegance. Hard-fighting brown trout and brightly-coloured Arctic char abound with the real possibility of catching sea trout when they are also in residence.
The river is small but perfectly formed and flows from the lake for just under two miles (3km) before it joins the glacial river Kerlingadalsa. It has been likened to a work of art carved out by the elements which results in diverse rock formations and pools which hold astonishing numbers of fish seemingly disproportionate to the size of their lairs.
Vatnsa is fished by two rods and it is fair to say that few anglers hardly ever fish its entire length in the space of a single day when the fish are in. If you take your time and stop at lunchtime you might easily walk to the end but at times you may have to drag yourself out of several pools along the way; it is often all too tempting to stay a little longer and try another fly over the shoals of salmon below.
The permitted fishing area on the river begins at the Fruarhylur pool, a few hundred yards from the lake, near the self catering lodge. Historically this pool is a magnet for fish and anglers alike, although you’ll soon discover that salmon and sea trout hold in almost every pool, run, mirror and eddy downstream.
The trout & char fishing is particularly revered in June & July which is regarded as the most productive months. These hard-fighting fish will not only test delicate leaders but also the skills and patience of the most experienced anglers. The average size of the multi-spotted trout and colourful char is 1-3 pounds, whilst the fittest sea trout can weigh between 10-13 pounds.
Offer during June and July 2019 – 4 rods available
Trout & Arctic char fishing for 3 days
Self catering accommodation for 3 nights in the fishing lodge
Cleaning of the fishing lodge upon departure
Price is Eur 350 pr rod/day
Travel arrangements to Iceland from most cities in Europe are around three hours flying time. There are about 27 airlines that offer flights during the summer months and the earlier you book the better are the prices. You will need to arrive in Iceland one day before your fishing starts and you will depart Iceland on the morning after your fishing ends.
I can arrange hotel/guesthouse accommodation before/after your fishing, if you like.
I will meet and greet you on arrival in Iceland, transport you to your accommodation in Reykjavik and get you settled in properly.
If you would like any more information on this splendid offer please do not hesitate to contact me.
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