Lake Thingvellir is the second biggest lake in Iceland and reaches 114m at it´s deepest point. The brown trout that live in Lake Thingvellir can reach an incredible size. Records show that it was not uncommon to catch 20-30 pound brown trout a few years ago.
There was a setback to fishing when Steingrímsstod hydroelectic plant was built 1959 at the southern end of the lake which impacted on the brown trout population in the the lake. But the lake is starting to regain its reputation as the lake with "THE KING" trout now being caught quite regularly. The population of the trout has also increased steadily in the past few years, thanks to on going support from the Icelandic Government.
Thingvellir is becoming known as the lake containing monster trout or trophy trout in Iceland. There is every chance that if you are fishing in this lake that you will catch the largest fish of your life. Brown trout up to 17.5 kg have been caught in the lake in the past few years and rumours exist that there are even bigger fish in the lake. Fishing in Lake Thingvellir last year was very good with a few fish around 15 kg caught and several bigger than 9 kg trout being caught as well.
Many anglers will not talk about their catch and where they have caught them but there are rumours of many huge trout that have been caught and then released recently.
Fossá river, the river of the waterfalls. (Foss in Icelandic means waterfall). The Fossa River offers 16 km of magnificent fly fishing water and incredible scenery while you are fishing. The river is divided into 2 beats with 2 rods on each beat.
Salmon fishing in the Fossa River offers you a 2 km of private water. This salmon beat is an amazing late season fishing opportunity for large salmon weighing up to 11 kg. In 2014 , 75% of salmon caught were larger than 70cms. This river has not been over fished or offered to overseas anglers at all until the 2014 season.
The East Rangá River offers world class fly fishing in one of Iceland's best salmon rivers. East Rangá has been one of Iceland´s most productive rivers for the last 15 years. East Rangá has earned its place as one of Iceland´s top salmon rivers due to a well planned conservation and management policy that has been in place for 25 years.
East Rangá is one of the most beautiful and prolific salmon rivers in Iceland. The smolt release program is one of the best in Iceland. During the last 5 years the average salmon catch has been over 4000 fish caught on 18 rods.
The river is divided into nine beats with 2 rods on each beat and has a fair rotation system utilising the 22 km stretch of the river for the maximum benefit of each angler. This allows plenty of space per rod and a nice variety of interesting river pools. One guide per two rods is recommended for the best coverage of pools including knowledge of the river plus the most appropriate tackle and best fly patterns.
West Rangá River is one of the most attractive salmon rivers in Iceland. The natural surroundings, adjacent to the Hella area which has spectacular volcanos and amazing glaciers. The river itself is a dramatic combination of gravel-flats with waterfalls and small gorges.
The West Ranga River has a good variety of pools that hold many fish. the West Rangá offers a fishing experience that is sure to please any angler. With sixteen rods that fish over 13 kilometers of river there is enough space for all anglers to move freely around.
The West Ranga River is famous for the highest number of salmon being caught in a season in all of the rivers in Iceland. The river is divided into four beats and has four rods on each beat.
Salmon fishing in Laugardalsá river not only offers a fantastic fly fishing adventure in a breath taking environment. It also provides the angler with high quality private salmon fishing experience using small micro and hitch flies to catch Atlantic salmon in Iceland.
Laugardalsá is know as the best salmon river in the West fjords and one of the best 2-3 rod river in Iceland with the average catch close to 400 salmon in a year.
The river offers a fantastic isolated and remote fly fishing experience and is an excellent choice for small groups looking for exclusive fishing in an personalised river setting.