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Hey. I'm thinking for my next trip to go to Iceland. The land of fire and ice...Just want to know if any of you have been there and have any tips? I've read a couple of articles about fishing there and you can get some good salmon, trout, sea trout, etc. Just always difficult to know where to go and what to do. Would any of you be interrested in maybe going? Thinking of getting a couple of people together. Always more fun that way. I know a friend who knows a guide out there but not sure how good he is. Any info would be appreciated.

 

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We fished the Laxardular up in the north about 10-12 years ago.

 

The river runs out of Lake Myvatn (Icelandic for Lake of the Midges and they are NOT joking) and runs over basalt - therefore is rocky and rapid like N Country and Highland streams, but is alkaline due to the calcium in the basalt. Result is good weed growth, big brown trout.

 

We had them to 4 lb odd.

 

Lake Myvatn has plenty of small charr

 

Warning Everything, fishing, accomodation, food, transport, etc is VERY expensive in Iceland.

 

They may want to sterilise your fishing gear too, although we arrived at midnight and were waved through, as the official concerned had tired of the silly game and wanted his bed!

 

 

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We fished the Laxardular up in the north about 10-12 years ago.

 

The river runs out of Lake Myvatn (Icelandic for Lake of the Midges and they are NOT joking) and runs over basalt - therefore is rocky and rapid like N Country and Highland streams, but is alkaline due to the calcium in the basalt. Result is good weed growth, big brown trout.

 

We had them to 4 lb odd.

 

Lake Myvatn has plenty of small charr

 

Warning Everything, fishing, accomodation, food, transport, etc is VERY expensive in Iceland.

 

They may want to sterilise your fishing gear too, although we arrived at midnight and were waved through, as the official concerned had tired of the silly game and wanted his bed!

 

 

 

Hey Vagabond

 

Thanks for the reply. I know its going to be very expensive but hey, you only live once they say. Spoke to someone who did a kayak trip. They were tenting at night and kayaking during the day. Might also be a better and cheaper way to see Iceland.

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Hi mate,

 

Drop us an email at m.mchugh@flyodyssey.co.uk I have plenty of contacts up there that can sort out some nice sea trout and char fishing. Its the salmon fishing that is the really expensive bit and if you are willing to go unguided then the trout and char fishing can be reasonably priced.

 

Regards

Mat

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