Atlantic Salmon Fishing
With nearly 100 sustainable salmon fishing rivers in Iceland and most of those allowing between 4 and 20 rods to fish privately per day, there is a lot of fishing to be had in Iceland, but without the feeling of ever being cramped for space. A third of the salmon rivers can be reached from Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, within a two hours drive.
The fishing comes with accommodation included in the price and most of the accommodation is in “full service lodges” or in self catering lodges, and these are both seriously equipped types of accommodation with kitchens, living rooms, sitting rooms, en-suite bathrooms and some with saunas and jacuzzis.
Brown Trout and Arctic Char Fishing
Iceland is known the world over for the quality of it’s salmon fishing. However, it is less well known that there are also outstanding angling opportunities for brown trout fly fishing. Some waters are the perfect habitat for some very large wild brown trout indeed. The trout fishing permits are very reasonably priced and day trips can easily be arranged if you‘re visiting Iceland as a tourist.
Arctic char are the most common freshwater fish in Iceland. They are found in rivers and lakes all over the island. The average weight of the char ranges from a half to two pounds, but fish up to four pounds are not rare. The largest recorded char caught in Iceland was 22lbs, taken in Lake Skorradalsvatn. Sea-run char are also widely distributed in Iceland but predominantly in the north.
Sea Trout Fishing
Why go to Argentina when monster sea trout are only three hours away in Iceland. Iceland’s sea trout fishing is somewhat neglected and overlooked. Until relatively recently, very few people have realised the great potential of the Icelandic sea trout rivers. Permits are still very reasonably priced and self-catering accommodation in a fishing lodge is normally included in the price. The sea trout fishing starts in late August and continues until October 20th.