Huseyjarkvisl, August 2008. Monster sea trout weighing 18lbs caught in Laxhylur pool
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.
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.