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26Jul
Seeking Salmon on the Fljotaa River in Iceland

Seeking Salmon on the Fljotaa River in Iceland

I visited Deplar Farm in the north of Iceland to fish the Fljotaa River at the request of my friends at Eleven Experience, who have built a first rate lodge near its headwaters. The Fljotaa River is not far from the town of Siglufjordur in the north central part of Iceland. Up until the 1950’s the river flowed freely through the valley floor, but a hydroelectric dam was built, which provided an unnatural halt to the salmon migration.

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11Jul
Myvatnssveit Fishing, Iceland

Myvatnssveit Fishing, Iceland

I awoke to the sound of the wind blowing outside my window. It was 0730 and the sky was grey and the rain was driving. This was not what I wanted to see for my first day of fishing on the Myvatnssveit section of the Laxa River. Then I recalled that I have no pull with the Big Man as to what fishing conditions that I get when I go out on the water.

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24Nov
IN THE PRESS - Atlantic Salmon in the Economist...

IN THE PRESS - Atlantic Salmon in the Economist...

I thought your article on conservation efforts to bring wild salmon back to Britain’s rivers was interesting (“Floundering”, November 7th). But the main factor that reduces the survival of salmon is excessive exploitation by mixed-stock fisheries in coastal waters. A degree in rocket science is not needed to launch an immediate remedy: all killing of wild Atlantic salmon by any method should cease for the next three years. This should ensure a robust biodiversity and help stocks return to their historical abundance. Although the salmon-runs verge on total failure in British and Norwegian rivers, 2015 saw a record year in Iceland, which has no mixed-stock fisheries.

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23Nov
IN THE PRESS - TROUT AND SALMON MAGAZINE declares 2015 Iceland season a near record...

IN THE PRESS - TROUT AND SALMON MAGAZINE declares 2015 Iceland season a near record...

Many rivers in Iceland have enjoyed all-time record catches in 2015. Naturally stocked rivers have fared best, but those that supplement natural stocks with hatchery-bred smolts have had better-than-average years, too. An estimated 75,000 salmon were caught in the 2015 season. This compares to the best year of 84,124 in 2008 and 74,961 in 2010. However, if the catch from hatchery stocked rivers and the number of fish recaptured as a result of catch-and release are discounted, the estimated total catch from naturally stocked and therefore sustainable rivers in 2015 is about 52,400 salmon, which is near the all-time record year of 1978 when all 52,697 salmon were caught and killed.

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20Aug
Frontiers Client Catches 38” Salmon on the Vididalsa, Iceland

Frontiers Client Catches 38” Salmon on the Vididalsa, Iceland

This bright Atlantic salmon was caught in July by Frontiers client Douglas K. on the Vididalsa River in Iceland.  It measured 38” and was caught during the morning session.  The Vididalsa is having a terrific season and clients have not only enjoyed the fishing, but the fine accommodations, excellent cuisine and hospitable staff at the lodge as well.

For further information and to book for this or next season please contact Tarquin Millington-Drake on 0845 299 6212 Ext 1 or at tmd@frontierstrvl.co.uk. For US clients, contact Ben Hoffman at 1-800-245-1950 or bhoffman@frontierstravel.com or Mollie Fitzgerald at mjfitzgerald@frontierstravel.com.

15Jul
Fishing on Lake Thingvallavatn – Worlds Largest Brown Trout

Fishing on Lake Thingvallavatn – Worlds Largest Brown Trout

The first Frontiers clients of the season have enjoyed a great week on the Nordura River. With one half-day left to go, the team is on 103 fish which have mainly been taken off the lower part of the river. This is even more impressive given the fact that a few members of the team have never fished for salmon before. Overnight 105 fish crossed the middle waterfall opening up the upper sections of the river.

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28Jun
Vididalsa off to a great start...

Vididalsa off to a great start...

The Vididalsa, best known for its big fish and great run of char, got off to a great start to the 2015 season with 25 fish in 2.5 days with the biggest comfortably over 20lbs. Joey, the manager, reports that they caught fish on all the beats and the water level is currently perfect. Long may it last!

For further information for next season please contact Tarquin Millington-Drake at tmd@frontierstrvl.co.uk or on +44 845 299 6212 Ext 1. For US clients, contact Ben Hoffman at 1-800-245-1950 or bhoffman@frontierstravel.com or Mollie Fitzgerald at mjfitzgerald@frontierstravel.com.

22Jun
Nordura off to a good start...

Nordura off to a good start...

"Norðurá has been doing well and the start was very good" reported river manager Einar Sigfusson. "At this moment we are at 130 salmons and grilse but the grilse are still very few, maybe 15 but we expect them soon. Anna and I have been fishing Nordura the last 3 days and the group landed 39 and probablylost 15-20. There is now a salmon between the waterfalls and I got one at Berghylsbrot yesterday. Anna got a nice fish on the 22nd at Stekkur 90 cms or about 15lbs, a very strong fish and long fight. New fish are comming in and this morning was very good at the bottom beat esspecially. I have to say that this looks very promissing and we are looking forward to the summer."

Best Einar

For further information and to book for this or next season please contact Tarquin Millington-Drake on 0845 299 6212 Ext 1 or at tmd@frontierstrvl.co.uk. For US clients, contact Ben Hoffman at 1-800-245-1950 or bhoffman@frontierstravel.com

18Jun
16 lb. Brown Trout in Iceland

16 lb. Brown Trout in Iceland

This week, Barry and Cathy Beck traveled with a group of Frontiers clients to The Highlands region in Iceland. Part moonscape and part middle earth, this area is where brown trout grow large and landing the “fish of a lifetime” is possible. In the photo above, Barry Beck beams proudly after catching a beautiful 16 lb. brown trout at Lake Thingvallavatn.

16Jun
Iceland Gear Disinfecting Process: A First-Hand Experience

Iceland Gear Disinfecting Process: A First-Hand Experience

Richard Scrope and I headed to Iceland as guests for the opening of the Thvera River and decided that we would not have all of our tackle disinfected before our departure. Our motive was to test the process of having it done at the airport on arrival, something we have not tried for a while. So on landing, after collecting our bags, we presented ourselves at customs and let them know we needed to have tackle disinfected.

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8Jan
Laxa I Adaldal Monster Salmon

Laxa I Adaldal Monster Salmon

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24Nov
Join Barry and Cathy Beck for Brown Trout Fishing in Iceland

Join Barry and Cathy Beck for Brown Trout Fishing in Iceland

Brown trout and Arctic char fishing in Iceland is an experience like no other. This country is often referred to as the “land of fire and ice,” featuring some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes for fishermen of all experience levels.

Join Barry and Cathy Beck for world-class fishing on Lake Thingvallavatn where the brown trout grow large and landing the ‘fish of a lifetime’ is possible. Then head over to the Highlands – part moonscape and part middle earth—where the rivers and lakes are lightly fished in this sparsely populated area.

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