Confirmed total catch from Laxa in Dolum is 1.717 salmon. Best pool on the river in 2016 was Home pool (15) with 261 salmon landed. Silent pool (7) produced 227 salmon. Hofðafljot (24) produced 167 salmon, Höskuldsstaðastrengur (11) 96 salmon and Donustadagrjot (26) 85 salmon. Many pools had 60-80 salmon landed, and fish was well spread through the system. The only dry spell we had was late august, beginning of September. This affected the catch numbers for two weeks, but numbers of salmon in the river still made sure that all partys had fantastic fishing. Average weight was higher than for many years, and we belive this will be the case in the future.
Laxa in Dolum had a fantastic season. The last group of the season ended with 134 salmon for 3 days of fishing, putting the total up to 1.717 salmon. This is fantastic fishing for only 4-6 rods (496 rod days). On top of that we had very high average weight, with hundreds of MSW salmon being landed. Dolum is finally back to the stage where we want it, having an outstanding season for the second year running (1.570 salmon in 2015).
The south/west coast rivers did not have a good season this year. Laxa in Kjos and Grimsa just passed 600 salmon for the 90 days season. Poor runs of grilse are the reason for this outcome, but it seems like the smolts did not go out to sea in the cold spring of 2015. As a result, double amount of smolts left our rivers this spring, expecting to show up as grilse in the 2017 season. We had very high average weight in 2016. Good runs of MWS fish in June and beginning of July kept anglers busy throughout the season, with largest ones being over one meter. Kjos had very good runs of sea-trout, and hundreds of fish up to 17 pounds landed. Over all. Not a good season. Laxa in Kjos had a drop from 1.400 salmon to 601 and Grimsa 1400 salmon to 606. We are expecting a very good one next year as it seems we are seeing two age groups of smolts overlapping .