Iceland Fishing Holidays: Atlantic Salmon Fishing

Icelandic rivers are world renown for both their superb runs of salmon and for their crystal clear waters. Salmon Rivers in Iceland are wide and varied in their attributes but most offer a variety of fishing conditions ranging from relatively flat meandering flood plains to fast flowing stretches of river cut into deep gorges interspersed by stunning waterfalls. Easily accessible from the UK and Europe as well as having direct flights from the USA short 3 day or weekend breaks are easily scheduled.

ICELAND-GENERAL SALMON FISHING INFORMATION

General information on salmon fishing in Iceland: The rivers and environment, accommodation, fishing guides, seasons, fishing hours and general travel information

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Grimsa salmon river

RIVER GRIMSA New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The 'Queen' of Icelandic Salmon rivers. A beautiful and prolific Atlantic Salmon river on the West coast of Iceland within easy reach of Reykjavik or Keflavik International airport. The Grimsa sits amongst the Top 10 Icelandic salmon rivers with a reliable and strong run of salmon from mid June to August. Excellent accommodation is provided on the river overlooking the most productive pool - Laxfoss.

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Laxa in Kjos salmon river

LAXA IN KJOS New WhereWiseMenFish destination

Laxa in Kjos is a classic example of the sort of salmon river that Iceland is world renown for. Beautiful crystal clear waters flowing over volcanic bed rock with a superb range of different pools provide exciting and varied fishing for the 10 rods that fish it. Located on the West coast of Iceland it is a quick drive from Reykjavik or the international airport. It also has good fishing for Brown Trout and Sea Trout.

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Langa salmon river

LANGA SALMON RIVER New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The Langa is one of Iceland’s major salmon rivers with recent catches of 2-3,000 salmon per season. The river is fed by a large inland lake, Langavatn that ensures a very reliable water supply and can means that the Langa continues to fish well even in a dry summer. The river is average sized by Icelandic standards, is best fished with a single-handed rod, and comprises of 93 named pools. The Langa is a convenient drive of approx 1 hr 45 mins from Reykjavik.

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Langa salmon river

NORDURA SALMON RIVER New WhereWiseMenFish destination

The Nordura is Iceland’s top producing natural salmon river with catch figures of almost 3,500 salmon in recent years. A medium to large river it is blessed with charchtersitics ranging from intimate tributary streams to a series of deep gorges, rapids, channels, wide sweeping pools all interspersed by visually spectacular waterfalls. With very easy access from Reykjavik, approx a 1hr 30 min drive, it is ideally suited to overseas anglers looking for a prolific and exciting 3 day fishing holiday in Iceland.

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FISHING IN ICELAND-TIPS, TECHNIQUES, OBSERVATIONS & ADVICE & WWMF FILM OF NORDURA & LANGA RIVERS 2011

To fish for salmon successfully in Iceland you need to understand the different attributes that these rivers have over other Atlantic Salmon locations. Fishing techniques, flies, seasons and general advice

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TOP TWENTY ICELANDIC SALMON RIVERS

There are approximately 110 salmon rivers in Iceland which during the 2010 season produced 75,500 salmon. About 75% of this total are caught from the top 30 rivers. The synopsis below provides a breakdown of what to expect at some of Iceland's top performing rivers.

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