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Salmon fishing still very good

Written by Stjani. Posted in News.

Nice salmon from HuseyjarkvislThe salmon fishing season in Iceland has been very good so far with enormous grilse runs with most rivers already well over the final catch rates from last year. The Huseyjarkvisl River is now up to 211 salmon landed and the fishing is very good at the moment with sea liced fish still being caught. The Vatnsdalsa River is now at 670 salmon landed (total in 2014 was 765) and fish are still running. The Thvera River is at over 1.100 fish landed but I've not heard from Kjarra where the fishing has been tough so far. 

The fish seem to be running late this year and the grilse to salmon ratio is very high in favour of the grilse. We all know what that could mean... a big salmon year in 2016. The early season salmon fishing should be fantastic with big runs of MSW's coming in. 

A good year means high demand for the following year so my advice is to book your salmon fishing in Iceland early for the 2016 season. Huseyjarkvisl is already sold out for 2016 but we have a waiting list so let us know if you are interested in fishing the Huseyjarkvisl in 2016. 

We have one rod available for a sea trout / salmon combo in September. Further details here: http://icelandangling.com/index.php/fishing-holidays/packaged-fishing-holidays 

The sea trout are already running and the river is absolutely full of salmon. The Vididalsa has had a great year for salmon and sea trout are also already running there. Drop me a line to inquire about this trip to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Tight lines,
Stjani Ben 

Best week ever on Huseyjarkvisl

Written by Stjani. Posted in News.

Nice salmon on HuseyjarkvislIt's no secret that I am a huge fan of the Huseyjarkvisl River. I love everything about and since I started fishing there in 2008 I have grown to love it more and more each year. This love affair of mine resulted in me visiting the chairman of the syndicate that owns the river and collected all the catch books for the river back to the year 2000. I then logged all the weekly catches for salmon into an excel document to see what the best weeks are and how the fishing has changed since it turned to catch and release. 

I start the weeks on opening day and count full 7 days in each week. Last night was the last day in the fifth week the river has been open for salmon fishing this year and it turned out to be the best week we've ever had on the river. Previous best week was the week July 15. - 21. back in 2013 when we caught 61 salmon. This past week, July 22. - 28. we landed 63 salmon making it the very best week we've had on the river. With an average of 9 salmon per day fished with 2-3 rods makes it 3 salmon per rod/day this week. We are very happy with that. 

So far we've landed 127 salmon making the average 1,2 salmon per rod per day. The start was very difficult and the first two weeks only produced 8 salmon (compared to 38 in 2014 and 2013). With the amount of fish running at the moment we can only be optimistic on the rest of the season and if we compare to previous years I will predict that we end up with about 300 salmon landed this season. 

Tight lines,
Stjani

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