This is the correct answers for the 10 Pictures in the latest Lax-a Quiz:
1. Lee Wulff
2. German Snaelda ( Double )
3. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
4. Cascapetia River
5. River Tweed
6. River Blanda
7. River Tay
8. River Laxa á Ásum
9. River Rynda
10. River Thurso
And the winners are: NO 1. Mungo Ingleby
NO 2. Hjalti Thor Gudmundsson
And here below is all the names of those who send in correct answers..... CLICK READ MORE .... WINNERS PLEASE CONTACT ARNI AT
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Blanda is the river that kicks of the summer every year for many anglers in Iceland as it opens the 5th of June. It is one of Iceland´s longest and most powerful rivers and is known for her powerful and big salmon. Beat 1 is the most productive beat on the river holding 4 rods. In June the multi winter salmon is dominant in Blanda, nearly every single salmon caught has spent at least 2 years in the sea, often the average weight is in double digits in June. After a good day of fishing it is nice to come back to the Blanda lodge which is one of our finest lodges. It has all the comforts that anglers desire – two jacuzzi´s, a large sauna and a very comfortable living room.
Our new beat in Iceland , one of my all time favorite
This is the beat , almost 6 km long for the last few years we are catching 200 to 300 salmon to the 3 rods , beautiful fly water , ideal for floating lines smaller flies and riffling hitch. Lodge is just perfect ... sitting right on the river bank overlooking the hot spots on the river. Lodge , one of the top lodges in Iceland , has Sauna and Jacussi , 3 twin bed rooms, large veranda overlooking the river. The river is completely wild , all natural spowned Salmon.
Here is info on the river: lax-a.net/sog-asgard.html
Here is pictures of the Lodge www.facebook.com/arni.baldursson.33#!/media/set/
We do also have a trout section below the salmon section . the trout section is exclusive only for 3 rods , excellant large trout and Searun and native Arctic Charr , it could be a idea of taking all the 6 rods , 3 rods Salmon and 3 rods trout and fishing these two beats in a rotation , this will push the average price right down as the Trout rods is very unexpensive , info trout here lax-a.net/iceland/fishing-iceland/sog-asgardur-trout.html
If interested let me know , All the best , Arni email@example.com +354 8983601. Picture is from the dining room of the Asgardur lodge, your view from the veranda is overlooking some of the best pools on the river.
Everyone want to visit Greenland , it is getting so popular that many of the flights from Reykjavik to Narsarssuaq is fully booked. If you are planning to visit Greenland with us please contact us as soon as posssible so we can get hold on seat for you. It looks like there will be no extra flights added on for next summer. Contact Arni at firstname.lastname@example.org or call mobile +354 898 3601. More...
This week catch on the river DEE in Scotland was 159 Salmon , not bad at all. From our beat Lower Crathes there where 15 salmon landed , biggest for the week was a 24 pounder from Lower Crathes. Arni email@example.com More...
Most people are aware that Iceland is a very beautiful country with active volcanoes, expansive glaciers and many, many breathtaking water falls. What few people know however is that Iceland has a rapidly increasing population of waterfowl, particularly geese and swans. The only species of swan is the Mute, or Common, Swan. The swans are not currently hunted in Iceland, much to the regret of the farmers as the swans have a significant impact on their crops and their numbers are increasing rapidly. There are several species of geese including Greylag, Pink Footed, White Fronted (Speckle bellies) and Barnacle Geese. An occasional stray Canada Goose and even stray Blue and Snow Geese also find their way to Iceland. The White Fronted Goose is the only goose species that is currently not legal for hunting. It appears that the geese are increasing in numbers rapidly due to changes in Icelandic agricultural practices, particularly a big increase in growing small grain crops, primarily barley. Additionally the climate in Iceland has been changing like that of the rest of the World resulting in much longer and milder autumns. The geese which nest in Iceland and also Greenland pile into the southern areas of Iceland in the fall and take advantage of the barley to fatten up before making a long migration across the Atlantic to the British Isles. This phenomenon is very similar to the Blue and Snow goose population explosion in the United States and Canada. These geese now have a much better food source and are in much better physical condition for migration and breeding than they were previously. The net result is population growth.
For those of us who are in love with goose hunting this is a dream come true! Now that the Icelandic geese are drawn to small grain stubble fields by the thousands they can be hunted in a traditional way with a pit hide and decoys. And believe me the Greylag and Pink Footed geese decoy very well! Because these geese are increasing in numbers so rapidly and also because very few Icelanders hunt, the only limit is what you self impose.
In the search for the big one, Vididalsa is the perfect spot for the search. This classic river is exeptional for fly water fishing and has a reputation for producing large salmon, every year we land numbers of salmon that are over 100cm long, that is 20 pounds and up. It is not only the large salmon that attract hungry anglers, the scenery is beautiful and every beat on the river is different from the other. The river is fished with only 8 rods and has gin clear water where delicate fishing is the answer to success, full floating lines, fine leaders and riffling hitch tubes and skating flies. The river is over 40km of exclusive fishing – endless choices of pools.
Time flies , another salmon fishing season coming up with in few weeks time, very exciting months coming up here in Iceland and hopefully with rivers full of salmon. The first rivers to be open is River Blanda , Nordura and Thvera / Kjarra , all around 5th June , then after that until 20th of June most of the salmon rivers in Iceland will be open. We are all very optimistic as usual , but for sure we need a better season now than last summer, after so many great record seasons since 2007 to 2011, 2012 was disapointing. Arni firstname.lastname@example.org Picture is from the beautiful Stora Laxa beat 4, view up the the Home pools.
As always we from Lax-a go and fish with our friend Doug Murray the head ghillie from Forest Birse beat on Birse. We have been visting Doug for many years and every year is better we are having such a great time with Doug , lots of music , dancing , BBQ on the river. Doug is I believe now 84 years old and he looks not more than 65 years! Doug is a legend on the river , here on the picture he is with his female friends in the group, Vala , Harpa , Amanda and Lotte , all having a good time on the DEE. Arni email@example.com
The fishing in Lesotho during the run-up to Autumn has been fantastic and we are looking forward to a wet winter. Last year’s wet winter resulted in fantastic post spawning ( September - October) conditions.
We have the following dates still available during this season, so if you are interested please contact us for costs and more details.
Recent Catches A better week for FishDee with FishDee beats reporting 160 salmon and 5 sea trout. Some sea liced small fish were running to the upper beats but not in the volumes anglers hope for in the spring.
Now you can see almost all of our self catering houses on Facebook.We have beautiful self catering lodges, ideal for some fun with friends and family. Also if you are planning on coming to Iceland in the fall or winter, even next spring we have lots of good accommodation for you close to Reykjavik and around Iceland. Many different sizes of cottages and also apartments in Reyjavik.
Recent Catches The River Dee saw a lot of anglers fishing the length of the catchment looking for the elusive salmon with catches reported from Ardoe to Abergeldie. If you were in the right place at the right time there were some fish to be caught.
West Ranga is one of the best known salmon river in Iceland. It is not only known for its quality fishing and great variety of fishing pools but also for the high volume of salmon caught there every year. The quantity of salmon speak for itself as the West Ranga usually ends as the most productive salmon river in Iceland.
Due to cancellation we still have week beginning 17th June available at Raemoir for 5 Roebuck. Total price £1100 incl, of 5 outings and a stalker with 4WD vehicle. Contact Arni at firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile +354 8983601.
Last Week It was a trying week for anglers and Ghillies alike last week due to conditions they had to face. There was a fierce wind at the beginning of the week and a big rise in river levels on Saturday which made fishing difficult. It's also clear that the spring run so far this year has not been good for many anglers and Ghillies, especially in the upper beats.
FishDee beats reported the best catches for the season so far with 185 salmon reported. A few of the beats around Banchory are doing very well and upper river beats are having a bit of a lean time; their time will come when the river warms up and salmon move upstream.
There was a very large flood at the beginning of the week which in reality made the river pretty much unfishable for the first three days of the week. The reported catch of 60 salmon and 9 sea trout from FishDee beats is reasonable however we would hope to see a catch in excess of 100 salmon this coming week.
Anglers fished hard in low water conditions to make the best of it with FishDee beats reporting 109 salmon and 4 sea trout for last week. Brian Sim must have been delighted with his team of anglers who had a very decent 23 for their week. He had mentioned last Monday that things were looking promising so it was pleasing to see them do so well. Park reported 14, with 5 from the north bank and 9 from the south bank. Lower Crathes has picked away all season and they had 11 for their week.