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Project Description

Jokla River

Location: East. 660 km from Reykjavik and 60 km from Egilsstaðir.
About the river: Salmon, arctic char, trout and Sea trout. Catch and Release; All salmon over 70 cm, should be released.
Rods: 6-8 rods in the salmon area. Trout and arctic char area, 3 rods.
Catch pr. year: 2016, 584 salmon, 2015, 815 salmon. 2014, 306 salmon. 2013, 385 salmon. 2012, 335 salmon. 2011, 507 salmon. 2010, 305 salmon.
Season: June 1. – september 30.

Jökla is a thrilling and complex blend between an experiment and reality. In the northeast outpost of Héraðsflói, Þröstur Elliðason and his company Strengir, have set up a smolt releasing scheme aimed at turning a former huge muddy glacial river and its tributaries into salmon fishing luminaries.

The Jökla salmon & trout fishing area is a combined fishery involving five rivers located in north east of Iceland. The rivers are Fögruhlíðará, Kaldá, Laxá, Fossá as well as the Jökla river. It only takes about five minutes to drive from one river to the other. The five rivers are very stable in terms of water level.

A smolt rearing and releasing program has been in place for few years now, and is meant to enhance the run of wild fish and bring the overall salmon stock to more abundance. The program is working very well and the productivity has constantly been increasing.

River Fögruhlíðará is as well one of Iceland’s most consistent and excellent sea char rivers.

The salmon arrive in July, but before that, good trout fishing can be expected at various localities in this vast area.

In the 2016 season the catch was total 584 salmon plus good numbers of sea char & trout.

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Contact info

E-mail: info@anglers.is
Tel: +354 897 3443