I am currently guiding on the fantastic Huseyjarkvisl River. Last night we hooked plenty but lost all but three fish including a 70 cm sea trout. This morning the fish were not biting and we only had one to the bank but what a fish that was. An 84 cm sea trout that is on it's way to the sea again for the summer. This fish will then hopefully return in autumn bigger and fatter. The fight was incredible and the fish ran us to the backing more than once and pulled us way down the river before finally giving in.
Photo: An 84 cm sea trout landed this morning on Huseyjarkvisl
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