Iceland Fly Fishing Open Day - 24th March 2015

Join Throstur Ellidason from Angling Service Strengir at Farlows on Tuesday 24th March 2015 from 11am to discuss the incredible Icelandic fishing on offer and taste some delicious smoked char and salmon from Iceland at the same time! It is not to late to book your dream trip to Iceland as there are a few remaining openings for the season.

Strengir offer wide variety of Iceland fly fishing for salmon, sea trout or brown trout and not forget the hard fighting Arctic char at prices that will surprise you! Iceland is easy to travel to, and its quick or only with 3 hours flight to capital Reykjavik from London (only 2 hours from Glasgow!), English is widely spoken and both guiding and fishing are excellent.

For SALMON fishing Angling Service Strengir offer the following rivers:

Breiðdalsá, East Iceland: Beautiful valley, easy access, and with many multi sea winter fish caught each year and over 40kms of fishing for 6-8 rods there are every type of pool imaginable in Breiðdalsá and is a river that has to be seen to be believed. A great river that is well priced and it´s dramatic scenery is unsurpassed. Breiðdalsa Lodge is by many regarded as the finest full service fishing lodge in Iceland with a fantastic view across the Breiðdalur valley and to high jacket peaks of the surrounding mountains. Is an easy river and ideal for families and individuals alike, expert fishers and those looking to land their first Icelandic salmon. We still have prime week available 23rd - 30th July - but this will not be available for long so enquire ASAP!

Jökla, North East Iceland: Great value, spectacular & remote river system which consist of large Jökla river along with several smaller tributaries and there are certainly more pools to learn than can be achieved in one trip to this stunning new river system. There's a fish ladder built recently so the new Upper Jökla is coming in strong with a huge variety of fishing at prices lower than have been seen before in Icelandic salmon fishing! Dates from 20th July have good openings in both Jökla and Upper Jökla beats.

Combo Breiðdalsa & Jökla rivers: Ideal to combine a week fishing on both these rivers on the openings late July. Perhaps take around 3 days on each and make a changeover between lodges during lunchbreak since there's only 1.5 hours transfer between the rivers. Offers a fantastic variety of fishing at a reasonably price!

Hrútafjarðará, North West Iceland: One of the most sought rivers in Iceland and one slot is available at prime time for 4 days 6th - 10th August on this 3 rod river. Private river & lodge, ideal for small groups wanting to have river and lodge to themselves. Good size salmon, plus some sea-run Arctic char as well. The booking is often taken on self-catering basis with a guide only on the first day to get anglers started, but a full service option is also possible.

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For TROUT fishing Angling Service Strengir offer the following rivers:

Minnivallalækur, South Iceland: The famous Minnivallalækur (“Minni”) river is full of trout in the 3-10 lb+ range with some fish even up to 15-20 lb! Nearly every year the biggest trout taken in any Icelandic river is caught in this gem and demand is high for the 4 rods allowed. Perfect for upstream dry and nymph fishing. Cosy lodge overlooks the Home-Pool and is normally self-catering, but a full service can be arranged. There are a few openings still to be found, such as the first days in July along with 2-3 days in late July as well, plus days after mid August. Ideal to combine with trout fishing in Breiðdalsá river and discover then the best of the country when traveling between the rivers seeing glaciers, glacier lagoon, waterfalls etc on the way.

Breiðdalsá, East Iceland: Not many know that this river holds a huge stock of brown trout and on the best days between 50-100 fish can be caught on 4-6 rods, including sea-run arctic char as well. A luxury first class lodge is also included for the trout anglers in the Breiðdalsá lodge along with the salmon fishermen, so no better accommodation is to be found for any trout angler in the country than here. Flexible openings from June to August can still be found. Please enquire.

Jökla, North East Iceland: As with the salmon stock, the number of brown trout, sea-run Arctic char and sea trout has been increasing in this river too. A fine lodge and great value either on self-catering basis or full service for 3-4 rods fishing for trout. Flexible openings in June until August.

Tungulækur, South East Iceland: By far the best sea trout river in the country coupled with an excellent lodge for full service or self-catering. Some say this 3-4 rod river has the best sea trout fishing in the world and up to 100 fish have been caught on the best days! We have access to some periods during prime time late summer and in autumn until 20th October when seasons closes for this spectacular fishing. Please enquire.

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