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#993540 - 09/14/18 01:35 AM Iceland fishing
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On a trip across the Pond. Fished a day on the River Holaa in Iceland with a guide. Mostly midge nymphs, fished upstream, with an indicator. One brown (15-16") and 9 Arctic Char (12-22"). Had both resident and anadromous char. The big one almost reached the backing twice. On a 5wt. When I get back, I'll try to post pictures.

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#993556 - 09/14/18 10:08 AM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
Todd Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
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Awesome! I have seen some awesome pics of Atlantics there, would love to fish them there!

Fish on...

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#993641 - 09/16/18 12:15 AM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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It is spendy, as each river has permits plus licenses and such. I was fishing the "kiddie" fishery for small resident fish. Tiny being about 12", biggest 22" and we saw larger. The folks I went with. Go Fishing Iceland, do Atlantics as well as Sea Trout (anadromous Browns). They provide everything and it is a fun day. Somebody wanting to chase a variety of truly wild fish in nice setting could spend a week or so and get, I think, both resident and anadromous Browns and Arctics plus get into Atantics.

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#993700 - 09/17/18 09:15 PM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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That sounds like a cool trip.
Iím looking forward to seeing some of your trip pictures.
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#993854 - 09/20/18 12:13 PM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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Cool! glad someone still gets out.
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#993869 - 09/21/18 02:45 AM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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Not as much as I would like. Almost all my fishing the last 5-6 years has been out of state/country. Spendy, but much better that I have found locally.

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#993990 - 09/25/18 02:04 PM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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Originally Posted By: Carcassman
... Spendy, but much better that I have found locally.


Spending money in Xmas Island, Nicaragua, Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Canadia does seem to be much more appreciated than by our local gov't. Nice to know that the people there really can use the money we leave behind...
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#994013 - 09/26/18 08:04 AM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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And the fishing is better and the food is better too.

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#998747 - 12/14/18 04:05 PM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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Originally Posted By: Carcassman
And the fishing is better and the food is better too.
Did they dig up any traditional buried sheep heads for your dinner? Hope not!! A restaurant near the big church in Reykjavik had a whale dish on their menu when we visited. Full disclosure - I took a pass on that opportunity.
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#998751 - 12/14/18 05:28 PM Re: Iceland fishing [Re: Carcassman]
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First place we stayed had lamb, beef, horse, and whale on the menu. Plus some duck the chef had shot. The lamb was really good.

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