East Ranga Iceland

Jan 22, 2019 | Where To Fish

East Ranga is one of the best known salmon rivers in Iceland. It is located in the South of Iceland and between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvollur. It takes about 70 minutes to drive from our lovely capital Reykjavik. In the past 10 years East Ranga river has either been number one or two in the number of salmon caught every year. This has made East Ranga one of the most popular salmon river in Iceland for many years. This beautiful river is fished with a double handed rods and is easily accessible for most anglers, no advanced wading is required.

East Ranga has loyal clients that fish the river every year, but it is also quite popular among beginners, families, friends and corporate groups. The fishing is done on eight beats that stretch over 22 km offering a nice variety of pools to fish from and you hardly see another fisherman around. The river has beautiful surroundings and gives anglers the extra energy they need for many days of fishing. Mountain Hekla, the famous volcano, is always in view.

Offer for July 28-31 in 2019
Salmon fishing on East Ranga for 3 days
Fishing starts on July 28 at 4 pm
Fishing ends on July 31 at 1 pm
Full board accommodation for 3 days/nights
Three superior meals daily at the East Ranga lodge
Transportation to/from Reykjavik and E.Ranga
Guiding service all 3 days (one guide for 2 rods)
Total price is £4,990 – pounds sterling

There is rod availability on other dates, if you would like to know then please contact me.

The catch returns for this week in the last 10 years has been 15-20 salmon per rod and you can keep or release the salmon you catch.

The fishing lodge at East Ranga provides full board accommodation and you have a private bedroom with bathroom and there is a lovely living room, dining room, bar, Jacuzzi and a drying room for waders.

For tackle advice I would suggest double handed rods 13 – 15′, weight 9-11 with sink tip lines and leaders.

The best fishing tactic on East Ranga is using tubes ¼ – 1 inch on sink tips but smaller tubes and/or regular flies can be very effective.

The best flies for East Ranga Bismo (light tube – a local fly), SunRay Shadow (1 inch), Snaelda (¼ – ½ inch), Black & Blue (½ inch, cone head), Collie Dog (½ – 1 inch), Pool Fly (local fly), Frances cone tube (¼ – ½ inch, red, black) and Friggi (¼ – ½ inch).

eastranga-2Tackle disinfection: Iceland has always been free from diseases like UDN and Gyrodactylus salaris and we intend to keep on doing so.

There is a strict policy for visiting anglers to have their tackle sterilized before coming to Iceland. This should be done in a 2% formaldehyde solution for 10 minutes and performed by a veterinary surgeon. (Tackle sterilized in Virkon S is also acceptable)

A signed inventory of what has been sterilized should be provided by the vet for presentation to the customs officers at Keflavik airport. The most important items to be treated are: rods, reel/line, waders and flies. The process can also be carried out by staff at Keflavik airport before you leave the arrival hall.

eastranga-5The office is located at the far side of the baggage reclaim hall, downstairs in the airport. Just notify one of the personnel in the area that you need your tackle disinfected and they will have a member of the staff come and complete the process. The price for one fishing set is around 5.000 Icelandic krona.

Travel arrangements to Iceland from most cities in Europe are around three hours flying time. There are about 25 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.

Thank you.

Jon Sigurdsson
Mob. +354 899 4247

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