Hello friends and clients
The spirng fishing in Iceland commenced on the 1rst of April as usual and this year anglers enjoyed far warmer weather conditions than can be considered the norm. Quite often sub zero tempertures and freezing rain or even snow greet anglers on the opening days. This time out it was quite the contrary, a calm breeze, plus eight degrees centigrade and most of the snow and ice gone following two gail force rainstorms during the week ahead of the big day.
While there is no gaurantee that the spring will continue like this, at least we are enjoying it while it lasts. Two of our rivers opened on April 1rst, the Minni and Tungulækur. The Minni is far inland so is often very difficult in the colder climate seasons. So this time the start was far better than usual, already some twenty brown trout have been landed, many of them big ones. The largest being a good 69 centimeter fish. The usual monsters have been sighted, fish easily in double figures, they are yet to be hooked and brought to the net. Last year more than ten browns of an estimated 10 to 20 pounds were hooked and landed in the river. No brown trout river in the country comes close to yielding so many so big.
Tungulækur has been up to its usual self, a group of French anglers landing around 400 sea trout in the first three and a half days. Many if them big ones indeed, the biggest being a few 78 to 80 cm specimens. Some of them actually being hooked on very small dry flies. Both the Minni and Tungulækur will be hot for nymph and dry fly fishing throughout the spring if there is no significant change in the weather.
Next up on our menu are the trout fisheries in Breiðdalsá and Jökla which start in May and at the start of June. There is so much snow still in the mountains in the east that we are pretty sure that there will be no low water problems in the region, and as the water level is so high in the holding dam at Kárahnjúkar, there will probably not be any muddy water spill during the season, which is great news for the Jökla fishery.
Please feel free to contact us for availabilities. There are some openings at good points of the season on most of our rivers. The fishing forecast is good, so is the conditions forecast. All is looking sweet and rosy. We are really looking forward to the remainder of the season.