Midfjardara

Location

North coast, 260km from Reykjavik



Summary

Season: 24 June - 25 September
Extent: 115km long river, double bank, 220 named pools
Average catch: 1339 salmon with 1732 salmon caught in the 2008 season
Rods: 6-10
Guides: Included
Lodge: Full service lodge with 10 bedrooms
Notes: Voluntary catch & release

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Description

Midfjardara, known in Iceland as 'The Queen of the Rivers' this stunning river with its gin-clear water has over 220 named pools. With only six to ten rods that rotate over five beats it is hard not to feel that you have this cracking river to yourself.

The main river also has three tributaries: the Nupsa which is perfect for finding pots and pools, the Vestura and the Austura which features the famous canyon section which, although a hike, is well worth it as it is a beautiful part of the river. One of the joys of the Midfjardara is that there is so much water to fish that even if one opts out of the canyon section on the Austura there are numerous different pools to fish.

The Midfjardara is perfect for those who like to use single-handed or small double-handed rods with floating line and small flies or hitch-tubes. The main run of the river is predominantly made up of grilse but in the early season the majority of fish tend to be multi-sea-winter fish in the 10 to 18 pound range. Professional English speaking guides will take the anglers in a 4WD vehicle to the river every day for a new experience.

The lodge has 10 bedrooms with ensuite facilities, so taking a full rod will ensure a private room. The lodge is well managed and has one of Iceland's finest chefs in the kitchen. Also featured is a dining room, lounge, bar, wader room and outside jacuzzi for those that want to unwind at the end of the day.

Inclusions: Permit for one rod covering four to seven day's fishing, noon to noon, giving three to six full day's fishing; full accommodation, board and lodging for one person based on single occupancy; guide fee (one guide per two rods); all soft/carbonated drinks.

Arctic Char Beat

The Arctic Char beat of Midfjardara is 2-3km long and has a years average catch of 2-300 sea-run Arctic char. The productive beat stretches from just above the bridge on the Ring Road (No.1) and to the estuary, before it enters the North Atlantic.

The river splits into two branches at the bridge and the west branch takes approximately two thirds of the water. Both branches will give good char catches and there is fairly good chance of catching a salmon as well because they all run through the char beat before going for the upper reaches of Midfjardara.

Fishing for Arctic char close to the Artic Circle and under the midnight sun in June and July is an experience no angler will ever forget.

In a good year several dozen of salmon are caught, up to 400 Arctic char and an odd sea trout. Some of the Arctic char are quite large, 5-7lbs. The beat is fished with three daily rods and a seperate self catering lodge is included. Rods are sold on a day-to-day basis but anglers tend to stay and fish for 2-3 days at a time.Midfjardara, known in Iceland as 'The Queen of the Rivers' this stunning river with its gin-clear water has over 220 named pools. With only six to ten rods that rotate over five beats it is hard not to feel that you have this cracking river to yourself.

The main river also has three tributaries: the Nupsa which is perfect for finding pots and pools, the Vestura and the Austura which features the famous canyon section which, although a hike, is well worth it as it is a beautiful part of the river. One of the joys of the Midfjardara is that there is so much water to fish that even if one opts out of the canyon section on the Austura there are numerous different pools to fish.

The Midfjardara is perfect for those who like to use single-handed or small double-handed rods with floating line and small flies or hitch-tubes. The main run of the river is predominantly made up of grilse but in the early season the majority of fish tend to be multi-sea-winter fish in the 10 to 18 pound range. Professional English speaking guides will take the anglers in a 4WD vehicle to the river every day for a new experience.

The lodge has 10 bedrooms with ensuite facilities, so taking a full rod will ensure a private room. The lodge is well managed and has one of Iceland's finest chefs in the kitchen. Also featured is a dining room, lounge, bar, wader room and outside jacuzzi for those that want to unwind at the end of the day.

Inclusions: Permit for one rod covering four to seven day's fishing, noon to noon, giving three to six full day's fishing; full accommodation, board and lodging for one person based on single occupancy; guide fee (one guide per two rods); all soft/carbonated drinks.

Arctic Char Beat

The Arctic Char beat of Midfjardara is 2-3km long and has a years average catch of 2-300 sea-run Arctic char. The productive beat stretches from just above the bridge on the Ring Road (No.1) and to the estuary, before it enters the North Atlantic.

The river splits into two branches at the bridge and the west branch takes approximately two thirds of the water. Both branches will give good char catches and there is fairly good chance of catching a salmon as well because they all run through the char beat before going for the upper reaches of Midfjardara.

Fishing for Arctic char close to the Artic Circle and under the midnight sun in June and July is an experience no angler will ever forget.

In a good year several dozen of salmon are caught, up to 400 Arctic char and an odd sea trout. Some of the Arctic char are quite large, 5-7lbs. The beat is fished with three daily rods and a seperate self catering lodge is included. Rods are sold on a day-to-day basis but anglers tend to stay and fish for 2-3 days at a time.



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