Blanda opening 2019

River Blanda opened this morning in harsh conditions with the air temp around 3c this morning. The water levels were on the other hand excellent with the massive river low in water and clear. The first salmon was caught by Binni in the pool Dammur south, a 78 cm beautiful female. The largest salmon a 93 cm female was caught …

The salmon season has started!

Now we are finally there! The salmon season has opened in Iceland for another year. River Norðurá opened this morning in extremely challenging conditions. We have enjoyed a warm spring here in west Iceland with blue skies for the most of May without a drop of rain. Last year was the complete opposite with rain pouring most days. River Norðurá …

Arctic Charr ….

Sog Asgardur ….. Ríkharður Hjálmarsson had a great evening last night at Sog , landed 10 beautiful Arctic Charr all of them 50 to 55cm long and all carefully released , well done!

Autumn rods in Stora Laxa

Stora Laxa is a beautiful river with three beats and each beat has a good self-catering lodge. The river is only one and a half hour from Reykjavik or two hours from Keflavik airport. Stora Laxa is usually very good in September when the water rises because of the autumn rains. Then the fish that wait for the right conditions …

The salmon has arrived in Iceland!

It is that time of the year when anglers start gazing in to every river to see if the precious salmon has arrived for another year. And so it has! The first river to report sightings of salmon was Laxa in Kjos and that was as early as 15th of May. Lately we have been getting reports all over that …

Last rods in West Ranga in 2019

We have a very limited number of rods left in West Ranga this summer. What we can offer is the following: July 13-16th = 4 rods July 19-2nd = 1 rod August 3rd – 7th = 1 rod, the last prime time rod. Contact me for last minute prices. Johann David – jds@lax-a.is

Spring fishing in Iceland…

Spring fishing in Iceland … the last openings… Blanda beat 1. 11th June to 15th June 2 rods , and 24th June to 30th June 1 rod. East Ranga 4th July to 10th July 2 rods , and 14th July to 20th July 3 rods. Stora Laxá beat 4 , 8th July to 14th July Sog Asgardur 8th July to …

Autumn rods in East Ranga

We have a few rods left late season in East Ranga, August 30th – September 3rd. This is a good value slot in the river and the catch can be good if conditions are right. In the autumn the big cock fish start to get territorial and protective of their pool. Many big fish are caught in the East in …

Huge salmon caught in Net

A few days ago fishermen in the East of Iceland caught a huge salmon in their net which they had laid out for Lumpsucker fish. The salmon measured 120 cm and 15 kg a fat and healthy specimen. Its likely destination would probably have been one of the good salmon rivers in  East Iceland.  The salmon is pictured with  this article. …

East Ranga – prime

We just had a cancellation for two rods on prime time in the East Ranga. The dates we can offer are August 3-9 which are excellent dates on the river. This week gave five salmon per rod per day on average in 2018! Tight Lines Johann David – jds@lax-a.is