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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2015, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Trout and char fishing in Iceland

My wife and I are thinking about doing a backcountry tour of Iceland on horseback. I would like to work in some fishing along the way. I probably can't afford salmon fishing, but I would definitely like to try the trout and char fishing. Rivers would be nice , but I would also be game to try the lakes since I'll have a horse to carry my float tube . Any info on costs for this type of unguided fishing would be welcome, as info on salmon beat costs is easy to find; trout and char not so much.

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My fishing buddy and I also go to Iceland this summer, but we choose for a guided trip on browns and chars.
But when I was searching the internet for ideas etc. I ran into this site:
Maybe it wil help you.
And this site gives some nice info about trout and char rivers:

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As it turns out, there is a site just for that:

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I am planning a trip to Iceland myself this summer (beginning of August). To me it seems like you don't so much find a guide as find the rivers you want. By that I mean each guide I talked to could offer something different whereas here (Alberta) all the guides pretty much have access to the same rivers. An Internet search of fishing in Iceland will give you a few good places to ask about available rods and there is a rod pass that covers a number of the lesser fished rivers and lakes.
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All fishing in Iceland is private, the farmer or landowner owns the river or lake or section of them. Almost all salmon rivers are leased to either angling clubs or outfitters who then sell days or packages to anglers. The better trout rivers operate the same way. Most of the lakes you can just knock on the farmers door and get a permit to fish for the day. In the past few years they have offered an angling card which gives you a permit to fish in about 30 lakes I think there maybe a small stream or two included as well. This card is pretty inexpensive and is good for the whole summer but it's lakes for the most part.
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My name is Sam Franklin, I'm the founder of

We work with some excellent angling clubs in Iceland and I would be happy to offer some advice about Icelandic fishing.

We have also just put together this short guide to fishing Iceland on a budget which might be of some help to you when you researching.

Hope we can help some of you find what you are looking for, please feel free to call me 778 747 2950
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Sam I realize you run a business and are trying to get clients, etc I also realize you are a sponsor on here. But I have to question when you are offering people advice on Iceland or connections to angling clubs. How many rivers have you fished in Iceland and how many times have you fish up there to be offering advice or selling packages? I have fished in Iceland for both salmon and trout on a number of rivers since the 1970s, (I'm half Icelandic). I read your advice on Iceland on a budget and although you point out some good stuff like sharing a rod there is other stuff I would not recommend to people making a trip to Iceland. Like fishing early in the season I have done this a number of times when I lived in Iceland and yes it's cheaper but for the most part there are few fish in the river and most are just in the lower part of the river. Anglers are still rotated through the whole river so in 3 days you maybe fishing only one day in a section where there are some fish the rest of the time you are fishing in dead water upriver where no fish (or just a handful at most) has yet to make it. So if someone recommended this to me and I traveled all the way up there, took time off, airfare costs, etc I would be disappointed.
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