Hafralonsa













Hafralónsá

Description

The Hafralonsa offers 55 named pools over its 28 km length. Below the canyon the valley opens up with tundra like vegetation circled by looming brooding mountains. The river rises at its source in the hills and runs through several kilometres of trout and char fishing before cascading over the stunning upper waterfall. Early in the season the salmon run throughout the river as far as to the top pool, which has a glassy tail to it, offering ideal fish spotting opportunities and testing fly-fishing. Hafralonsa is fished with two to six rods. When fishing the upper canyon and the inland moorlands the rods do not return to the lodge at midday. They go fully equipped with food in the mornings for the whole day and have access to a small lodge high up the river. The pools on Hafralonsa almost invariably lend themselves to the fly. In most cases a plan of attack can be made on the high bank before being carried out at the water’s edge, targeting the most likely fish within the crystal clear pools. This is seriously wild and challenging fishing as it involves a lot of walking and bumping along a rocky path in a 4×4. The salmon are big and there is also some excellent trout and char fishing as well to add a little variety. The river is fly only and strictly catch and release.. The lowest catch was in 1980, 110 fish, but the top is 709 in 1988.

The lowest catch was in 1980, 110 fish, but the top is 709 in 1988.

Summary

North Iceland

24 June - 20 September.

Late July - late August.

28km long, double bank, 55 pools.

40 year, 350 Salmon.

4-6

Available

Self catering.

Fly only.

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Hafralonsa

 




Hafralónsá

 

 

Description

The Hafralonsa offers 55 named pools over its 28 km length. Below the canyon the valley opens up with tundra like vegetation circled by looming brooding mountains. The river rises at its source in the hills and runs through several kilometres of trout and char fishing before cascading over the stunning upper waterfall. Early in the season the salmon run throughout the river as far as to the top pool, which has a glassy tail to it, offering ideal fish spotting opportunities and testing fly-fishing. Hafralonsa is fished with two to six rods. When fishing the upper canyon and the inland moorlands the rods do not return to the lodge at midday. They go fully equipped with food in the mornings for the whole day and have access to a small lodge high up the river. The pools on Hafralonsa almost invariably lend themselves to the fly. In most cases a plan of attack can be made on the high bank before being carried out at the water’s edge, targeting the most likely fish within the crystal clear pools. This is seriously wild and challenging fishing as it involves a lot of walking and bumping along a rocky path in a 4×4. The salmon are big and there is also some excellent trout and char fishing as well to add a little variety. The river is fly only and strictly catch and release..

The lowest catch was in 1980, 110 fish, but the top is 709 in 1988.

Summary

Reykjavik.

23 June - 22 September.

Mid July - late August.

28km long, double bank, 55 pools.

Average is 256 salmon.

2

Available

Self catering or full board.

Strictly fly only and catch/release.

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HOFSÁ













HOFSÁ

Description

Hofsá is yet another glorious northern Iceland salmon river and, again like the Selá, is blessed with the most beautiful fly-fishing water. It is one of Iceland´s most prolific rivers, has seven beats and is perfect for a single or double –handed rods. Salmon can run 30 kilometers up to a large waterfall. The river follows strict conservation measures and produces plenty of fish in the 20-lbs range.

Sport fishing in Iceland was developed by traditional British anglers who were soon followed by American sport fishers. For many years the Hofsá has been a river enjoyed by royals, lords and dignitaries from across the world.

Lodge

The Hofsá lodge has 7 double rooms and 2 single rooms. The food and service is very good. The living room has a good view over the river and bright Icelandic summer nights

Summary

Vopnafjordur - North/east Iceland

June 25th –September 20th.

August

30 km

5 year, 900 salmon

6-7.

Available.

Full board and lodging

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