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Svarta in Bardardal River

Posted in Lakes and Rivers.

Season: Late May - early Septemberfishing svarta bard 2

Species: Brown trout

Lodge: On top beat there is a cabin and the lower beat has an old farm house

Location: North-east Iceland. 1 hour from Akureyri. 

Rods: 3-4 


About this river

The Svarta in Bardardalur has sometimes been called the Little Big Laxa. It is smaller than the Big Laxa and the catch rates are not as high. This is a fly only, catch and release river with low pressure and there is always a protected beat where fish never see anglers flies. Dry fly fishing here can be phenomenal but nymphing and streamer fishing can be fantastic as well. The river originates on the Svarta Lake and flows through lava fields until it meets the river Skjalfandafljot which is a glacier river. 

On the River Skjalfandafljot there is one of Iceland's prettiest waterfalls, Godafoss. The fishing on Svarta is for serious trout bums who enjoy roughing it a little, walk, stalk and catch brown trout in wilderness environment. 

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Please contact Stjani Ben

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