This spring has been a weird one so far in Iceland. Cold and windy conditions have made things difficult, especially in the north where the River Huseyjarkvisl is located. However the fishing has not been half bad up there with some nice fish landed so far with some big fish caught.
In 2013 a client landed a 96 cm. The report was written on our old site so this will have to do as a reminder. Recently another fish was caught, the biggest sea trout ever caught on Huseyjarkvisl at 101 cm. It was huge. I was there and was able to see the fish up close and this may seem strange but I thought I could recognize the head of the fish. Yeah yeah I know what you are all thinking now - I've lost my top - but as I only saw one side of the fish I asked the angler if that fish had a red dot on it's belly. And the answer was yes.
Now this is not science but we looked at some features and we've come to a conclusion that it is indeed the same fish that was caught 2 years ago and it's grown 5 cm over the years. Here is a report in Icelandic but the pictures tell the story.
Now before anyone starts to criticize about the fact it was put on the grass to photo, the angler was alone at the time with a high bank behind him. So the fish was put on the bank for a few seconds to measure and photograph before being kept in the water while we came running.
Truly a magnificent beast and what a wonderful feeling to see it swim off after the release. For us fishing Huseyjarkvisl it proves catch and release works but we've known that for some time now as we see the fish getting bigger and bigger every year we fish there.
Needless to say the spots we had available on the river sold quickly after news broke but we do have a single rod for a 6 day combination trip visiting Huseyjarkvisl and the Vididalsa River in September. Drop me an e-mail to inquire.
Photo: Comparison of the fish caught at 96 cm in 2013 and at 101 cm in 2015