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Busy season salmon fishing in Iceland

Written by Stjani. Posted in News.

huso salmon 2015 2It's now been over a month since I sat down and posted something. I've been very busy guiding all over the country as well as working with a start up company here in Iceland called Angling iQ. We are making a social network for anglers worldwide to log and share their catches in an easy way. Check us out on Facebook and visit our website to sign up to be a part of the Beta program. 

Now to some fishing news. It's been an amazing season for salmon fishing in Iceland with numerous rivers setting new records for catch rates. It started off slowly but picked up as the season progressed. It was a big grilse year and we all know what that means... right? Grilse year followed by a year of strong runs of salmon. 

The Huseyjarkvisl River is one of those rivers all ready on a new record, breaking the recordd set in 2013. Currently we are over 370 salmon landed and now the sea trout are running again. The Langa has been on fire this year with well over 2.000 salmon landed. Recently some clients of ours were fishing and they landed 20 salmon on 2 rods in 3 days. In September!

The Thvera - Kjarra have also been very good this year with the final catch rates at 2.364 salmon landed. Haukadalsa numbers I've yet to have but on September 3. the number was already at 556 and counting. The Nordura ended up with 2.886 salmon landed and the Laxa in Leirarsveit is currently at 991 salmon with a few days remaining of the season there. 

Naturally this means inquiries are already in full swing for the 2016 season and already the Huseyjarkvisl is sold out in July with only a faint possibility for rods in August and September. We have aquired some early season fishing on the River Kjarra (part of Thvera - Kjarra system) for some big fresh fish in a wilderness setting. Please contact me for details on that trip. 

So send me your inquiries for the 2016 fishing season in Iceland soon so I can start working on tailor making a fishing trip of a lifetime to Iceland. Also don't forget to check out the Angling iQ app, sign up for Beta, install the app and follow me @stjaniben. 

Tight lines,
Stjani Ben

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