It's time to turn our attention to the River Thvera, one of Iceland's most prolific salmon rivers. This year the Thvera did not do well, much like any other salmon river on the West coast of Iceland. The lack of grilse kept the catch rates below average this year. The Thvera is part of the system Thvera & Kjarra and together they have a total of 14 rods. The 5 year average catch rates are 2.178 salmon and this year it was 1.195 so just over half of the average.
However - this year was not as bad as the year 2012 when only 738 salmon were caught. And the following year, 2013, the catch rates rocketed up to 3.373 salmon. Keeping that in mind we are very optimistic for the year 2015 and will again offer our 4 day fishing package on the River Thvera from June 16. - 20.
This is early season and offers the chance to fish the river for less than prime time prices. At that time we will offer the junction pool Brenna as well as the whole River Thvera and we will drop 2 rods from the total rods allowed. This way each rod has more room for fishing which is beneficial at that time of year.
The best thing about the fishing at that time of year is the size and freshness of fish. Almost all of the fish are big and all of them are very fresh, bright chrome, straight from the sea. The lodge, the food, the staff and guides and the surroundings of River Thvera have to be seen and experienced to believe. We offer you a chance to come and experience the river with us from June 16. - 20. 2015 for 4 days of salmon fishing. Any additional travel and fishing arrangement can be made through us of course so please feel free to drop us a line and discuss your wishes.
While browsing Youtube we found this old Icelandic fishing show that was filmed on the River Thvera. Although it is old it gives an idea of what the river is like. Clip can be seen below.
Fishing on River Thvera
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The salmon beats on the River Huseyjarkvisl have now been closed and the final catch rates for Atlantic salmon are now clear. Following a record season in 2013 the 2014 season is the third best we've had on the river with 260 salmon landed. The season was strange with salmon running early with loads of MSW's. That being said let's look at some statistics.
Here in Iceland we've often used 70 cm in length as the cross between grilse and MSW's. Meaning that a fish under 70 cm is a grilse and over an MSW. That is of course not always correct but at least we have something to go by.
On Huseyjarkvisl River 260 salmon were landed in the 2014 season. Of those 159 were 70 cm and over. Of these 4 were 100 cm and over with the biggest one landed 105 cm. We had 28 salmon between 90 and 99 cm. A staggering 98 salmon between 80 and 89 cm and 29 fish between 70 and 79 cm. Without having the numbers in front of me I think this season we had the biggest fish ever on the Huseyjarkvisl River. At least that is the feeling I got this year, fewer but bigger fish.
The best week was the week July 15th - 21st with 33 salmon landed. The same week in 2013 had 61 salmon landed. The slowest week was of course the last week with just 1 salmon landed. At that time we've turned our attention to the sea trout fishing anyway.
Photo: An 83 cm salmon caught in July 2014