Much to our enjoyment the sea trout fishing in Iceland has gone off with a bang. It seems that the sea trout season last year was subpar all over the country but judging by the amount of sea trout in the rivers this spring the reason for that may may be the rough conditions last autumn.
From April 10th - 15th we did a trip across country chasing sea trout with two clients. We started off on the Litla River where we had 28 fish landed in 2,5 days. The biggest was an 80 cm sea trout and the smallest fish of all, and by far the smallest, was a 45 cm brown trout. The average size of fish was over 60 cm which is quite good. We had very hard conditions on the Litla with the first days of frost and very strong wind made things hard for us.
From the Litla River we drove the very long way to the famous Tungulaekur River. Anticipation was high as over 500 fish had been landed in the first few days of fishing and the river was rested 2 days before we arrived. We spent a day and a half fishing with 28 sea trout landed and a few char as well. The biggest sea trout was 81 cm but all were very pretty and we managed to land one on the hitch technique. We hooked more on the hitch but only this one stayed on. Fishing fast water we let the hitch tube hang in the fast water and the sea trout came up from the deep to hammer it on the surface. Very exciting.
On Sunday we start fishing Huseyjarkvisl for a week and we are very much looking forward to it. We have a single rod available on Huseyjarkvisl from August 31. - September 5. chasing salmon and sea trout. This is the last rod for this trip.
We will report on our fishing on Huseyjarkvisl but we would like to take this opportunity and wish all of you a nice time during Easter.
Photo: One of the sea trout landed on Tungulaekur
Today a new record fish was landed on Huseyjarkvisl River, a 97 cm sea trout. This breaks the record of our 96 cm fish we landed in 2013 and goes to show that catch and release really works. The river seems to be taking off now and some big ones have been landed the past few days. We are there again on the 20th of April and then we stay for a whole week. I don't have the picture of the fish as the picture does not belong to us. However we have shared it on our Facebook page.
I am currently guiding clients on the Litla River where we started fishing this afternoon. The weather has been great for the past few days but today it decided to throw some frost and northerly winds at us. Some snow as well. We endured the weather for a few hours today and had 9 fish to show for it. Mostly trout both resident and sea run but a couple of char as well. Biggest fish landed today was 74 cm and the smallest 55 cm. Good average size that.
I hope to report more tomorrow but at least I will update our Facebook and Twitter pages so please follow us there. The forecast is for -6°C tonight so we are in no rush to get out there tomorrow morning.
Photo: Myself and a client holding the record fish from last year a 96 cm sea trout on Huseyjarkvisl