Iceland's sea trout fishing is somewhat neglected and overlooked and the serious game angler does this at his peril as the sea trout fishing to be found in Iceland has no equal anywhere else in the world.
Until relatively recently, very few people have realised the great potential of the Icelandic rivers. As more people become aware of this great fishing, interest has gradually been increasing. Despite this, permits are still very reasonably priced. Self-catering accommodation in a fishing lodge is normally included in the price.
When to go fishing for sea trout in Iceland
Those, who have never landed a sea trout, should seriously consider this possibility for fishing in the late summer and early autumn. The sea trout season starts in April with September and October as the prime time.
Where to go fishing for sea trout in Iceland
Sea trout occur in rivers all around Iceland, but are most common in the south east and west. The biggest fish are to be found in the south east, often up to 10 pounds and occasionally sea trout up to 20 pounds.
Vatnsa - 1000 sea trout & Arctic char were caught during the 2008 season
Huseyjarkvisl, August 2008. Monster sea trout weighing 18lbs caught in Laxhylur pool
Among the best sea trout rivers one can mention are Tungulækur, Geirlandsá, Grenlækur, Tungufljót and Vatnamót. These rivers are primarily sea trout fishing rivers supporting small stocks of salmon and char.
Whilst Icelandic summers are generally warm by day, weather conditions can change quite rapidly. Therefore it is prudent to prepare for inclement weather and take warm clothing, rainwear and a wind proof jacket. And most importantly, please remember to disinfect your tackle before or upon your arrival into Iceland.