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Busy season salmon fishing in Iceland

Written by Stjani. Posted in News.

huso salmon 2015 2It's now been over a month since I sat down and posted something. I've been very busy guiding all over the country as well as working with a start up company here in Iceland called Angling iQ. We are making a social network for anglers worldwide to log and share their catches in an easy way. Check us out on Facebook and visit our website to sign up to be a part of the Beta program. 

Now to some fishing news. It's been an amazing season for salmon fishing in Iceland with numerous rivers setting new records for catch rates. It started off slowly but picked up as the season progressed. It was a big grilse year and we all know what that means... right? Grilse year followed by a year of strong runs of salmon. 

The Huseyjarkvisl River is one of those rivers all ready on a new record, breaking the recordd set in 2013. Currently we are over 370 salmon landed and now the sea trout are running again. The Langa has been on fire this year with well over 2.000 salmon landed. Recently some clients of ours were fishing and they landed 20 salmon on 2 rods in 3 days. In September!

The Thvera - Kjarra have also been very good this year with the final catch rates at 2.364 salmon landed. Haukadalsa numbers I've yet to have but on September 3. the number was already at 556 and counting. The Nordura ended up with 2.886 salmon landed and the Laxa in Leirarsveit is currently at 991 salmon with a few days remaining of the season there. 

Naturally this means inquiries are already in full swing for the 2016 season and already the Huseyjarkvisl is sold out in July with only a faint possibility for rods in August and September. We have aquired some early season fishing on the River Kjarra (part of Thvera - Kjarra system) for some big fresh fish in a wilderness setting. Please contact me for details on that trip. 

So send me your inquiries for the 2016 fishing season in Iceland soon so I can start working on tailor making a fishing trip of a lifetime to Iceland. Also don't forget to check out the Angling iQ app, sign up for Beta, install the app and follow me @stjaniben. 

Tight lines,
Stjani Ben

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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: 

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 


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