Fljotaa

Location

North coast, 365km from Reykjavik



Summary

Season: 1 July - 16 September
Extent: 8km long river, 65 pools
Average catch: 159 salmon, 2000 Arctic char
Rods: 4
Guides: Available
Lodge: Self catering
Notes: Catch & release. If needed anglers can kill char enough for a family meal.

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Description

Fljotaa and Miklavatn Lake

Fljotaa is a small but prolific river. Its total length is around eight kilometres. From snow-crowned mountains the river runs through a small hydro-electric plant in its upper reaches and bounces its way through the fertile Fljotaa valley with a delightful variety of pools and ends its travels in Lake Miklavatn. The lake is just by the shore and opens through a partial barrier to the open sea at the east coast of Skagafjodur. This sea-salted pool is an important feeding area of juvenile char and can produce some excellent char fishing.

The river is not very wide but it has beauty and grace, strength and agility and a silver legacy of big salmon that can stand comparison with the other northern rivers of Iceland. It is perfect for a single-handed rod man (or woman!).

Four daily rods are allowed in Fljotaa and the catch varies from 100 salmon in a very poor year to over 400 salmon in an outstanding year. For the last few years it has been a fly fishing only river and catch and release of salmon is compulsory. This river, as are most in these regions, is known for big fish and salmon of over 20lbs are taken every season.

Self catering fishing lodge included with five rooms, sleeps 7 people. Fully equipped kitchen.



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