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Season: June 20. - September 20. Straumfjardara Salmon fishing

Species: Atlantic salmon with some seatrout and Arctic char

Lodge: Five double bedrooms with en suite facilities. Sauna. Fully catered.

Location: Snaefellsnes, West Iceland. 150 km from Reykjavik. 

Rods: 4

Average catch rates: 441 salmon per year

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 About the river:

The Straumfjarda River is a very nice salmon river located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula on the West coast of Iceland. It is fished with a maximum of 4 daily rods and usually those 4 rods are all sold together. The river is fed by two mountain lakes as well as several smaller streams. The total length of fishing area is 12 km from sea to the top waterfall Rjúkandi. 

The river is divided in to 4 different beats with one rod fishing each beat but of course there are no strict beat rotation rules among friends that share the whole river. There are 27 named pools in the river and each of them offers different challenges to the other.  

 Tackle and flies for Straumfjardara

We recommend single handed rods, 9 - 10 foot in length in the 6-8 weight class. We recommend using floating lines and small flies as well as hitch tubes. We also recommend that anglers come prepared with sink tip lines and heavier flies should conditions call for it. Upon booking we will supply a detailed gear list for the river. 

The lodge

Is perfectly suited for a small group with 5 double bedrooms, each with en suite facilities. The living room is very nice and cozy with a fireplace and the seperate dining room can easily fit groups up to 10 - 12. In a seperate building there is a scandinavian style sauna where anglers can unwind and relax after a long day of fishing. There is a veranda overlooking the river. 

Bookings and inquiries

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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. 

Bookings and Enquiriesfishing svarta bard 3

Please contact Stjani Ben

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