Miðdalsá – Arctic char and salmon

Little Middalsa in West Iceland is a „petit “beauty. The river runs through a lush valley with farms on each side, but if you venture further upstream you find yourself alone in the world in a remote valley with nothing but the birds and a few sheep to keep you company.

And there is nice fish to be caught. Most of the catch is sea run arctic char with a chance of the odd salmon.  In the summer of 2014 the largest salmon caught was 18 pounds; the average size of the char is about 2-3 pounds.

Middalsa has a nice cabin with room for up to 9 people; there are two rods in the river. The river is inexpensive compared to Icelandic standards. It would make for a great family trip to rent the river for a few days.

I have personally fished the river and found it a beautiful little gem. I was there in August and there where char in many pools and even a few salmon. I was lucky enough to catch plenty in the short time i was there. I will go again this summer without a doubt.

Johann David – jds@lax-a.is