Salmon Fishing

East Rangá - world class fly fishing

The East Ranga River offers world class fly fishing in one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers. East Rangá has been one of Iceland´s most productive rivers for the last 20 years. The river has earned its place as one of Iceland´s top salmon rivers due to a well planned conservation and management policy that has been in place for 25 years. East Rangá is one of the most beautiful and prolific salmon rivers in Iceland. The smelt release program is one of the best in Iceland. During the last 5 years the average salmon catch has been over 4000 fish caught on 18 rods. The river is divided into nine beats with 2 rods on each beat and has a fair rotation system utilising the 22 km stretch of the river for the maximum benefit of each angler. This allows plenty of space per rod and a nice variety of interesting river pools. One guide per two rods is recommended for the best coverage of pools including knowledge of the river plus the most appropriate tackle and best fly patterns. Facts about East Rangá: Season is from 15th of June till 15th of October each year. East Ranga is famous for catching the greatest number of big salmon out of all the rivers in Iceland. Late July and early August is the prime month for the salmon. Fisherman can use fly, lures and even worms.

FOSSA river - a magnificient experience

Fossá river, the river of the waterfalls. (Foss in Icelandic means waterfall).

The Fossa River offers 16 km of magnificent fly fishing water and incredible scenery while you are fishing. The river is divided into 2 beats with 2 rods on each beat.  Salmon fishing in the  Fossa River offers you a 2 km of private water. This salmon beat is an amazing late season fishing opportunity  for large salmon weighing up to 11 kg. In 2014 , 75% of  salmon caught were larger than 70 cm. This river has not been over fished or offered to overseas anglers at all until the 2014 season.

Facts about Fossa:
Catch and release river.
September is the prime month for the salmon. Trout can be caught all season.
Location: 120 km from Reykjavik.
Accommodation: No lodge. Plenty of accommodation a  short distance from the river.
Gear:  Small double hand rods are very effective in this river.  

The biggest salmon caught in 2014 was 95 cm long and weighed nearly 9kg  and the largest trout weighed 4 kg. 

West Rangá - river of many salmon

West Rangá River is one of the most attractive salmon rivers in Iceland. The natural surroundings, adjacent to the Hella area which has spectacular volcanos and amazing glaciers. The river itself is a dramatic combination of gravel-flats with waterfalls and small gorges. The West Ranga River has a good variety of pools that hold many fish. the West Rangá offers a fishing experience that is sure to please any angler. With sixteen rods that fish over 13 km of river there is enough space for all anglers to move freely around. The West Ranga River is famous for the highest number of  salmon being caught in a season in all of the rivers in Iceland. The river is divided into four beats and has four rods on each beat.


Facts about West Rangá

The season is from the  26th of June till 30th of October each year.

Late July and early August is the prime month for fly fishing for salmon.
Location: 110 km from Reykjavik.
Accommodation: The fishing lodge provides exclusive dining and accommodation .
Gear:  Double hand rods from 12 foot to 14 feet

Affall - small river with big salmon

There are many large salmon to be caught in the Affall River in the south of Iceland.

The Affall River is a rather small river in the south  of Iceland with many clear water pools containing good fish. This river is over 17 km long with 4 rods.

Since 2002 the Affall River has been stocked it with many salmon smelt with quite a lot of success. 

Over 1000 salmon have been caught in recent years on only four rods.  The average number of salmon caught per year is over 700 fish. 

The river is ideal for fly fishing  but anglers can use worms although spin fishing is not allowed. 

Season: from  1st July till 15th of October.

Thverá river - a new and exciting salmon river


The Thverá River in Fljótshlid flows into the lower reaches of the  East Rangá River.

This river is  smaller with many completely clear pools. The smelt releasing program is ensuring that there are many years is over 300 salmon and approximately the same number of trout  are also caught each season. Season: 1st July till 15th of October.