The Fishing Season of 2020 formally starts tomorrow. Vifilsstadavatn is a popular lake to start the fishing season. Other popular lakes are i.g. Hraunfjordur that is close to Stykkisholmur and Grundarfjordur.
It will be possible to fish tomorrow, at least part of the lakes that are not covered with ice.
Here is a list of opening dates for the lakes
Hraunsfjörður today. @Bjarni Júlíusson
Picture from Vifilsstadavatn 1st apríl 2017.
Happy fishing season
In only three weeks the fishing season begins formally here in Iceland. There are some lakes that will open then but other later in april and May. Some exceptions are with lakes in the highland that might open in june because the roads can be muddy early summer.
There are many nice brown trouts swimming around in the national park these days and nights. The char fishing has also been great this summer and still is.
Cezary Fijalkowski has been very active in the National Park this summer and he has got more than 70 brown trouts. Most of the big ones.
The other night, Cezary was fishing there with his pal Michal. They got very nice sized trouts and one 20 pounds!
They fished into the dark, and they saw many fishes. It is though very important to know around if you fish in the lake into the dark... so please be careful!
Below you can see pictures from last night from Cezary.
In our new brochure for the Fishing Card 2019, we noticed a bad typo. There it says that Meðalfellsvatn lakes open for fishinermen at the 1st of April, but correctly it should be on the 19th of April but then the fishing in Meðalfellsvatn starts.
Thank you for your understanding and we are sorry for all inconvinience regarding this typo.
Here in Iceland the fishing season starts formally 1st of April, so there are only few days until the season starts.
There is still a small ice on most of the lakes but the winter is fading away so we are rather optimistic for the upcoming season. The lakes close to Reykjavik, like Vifilsstadavatn is almost ready.
There are few lakes that are open all year like Gíslholtsvatn and Urriðavatn by Egilsstaðir. Baularvallavatn, Hraunsfjadarvatn and Saudlauksdalsvatn are open for fishing when the ice has melted.
For Icelanders, it is quite common that fishermen visit lake Vifilsstadavatn on the 1st of April, to see other fishermen and check the gear, since it is at the big Reykjavik area with easy access. Many fishermen wait until 20th of April when the brown trout fishing season starts in lake Thingvellir.
You can find the list of the lakes with opening dates by clicking here.
Hope you are looking forward for the upcoming fishing season like us!
From 1st of April 2015. Let´s hope there will not be snowing at lake Vifilsstadavatn.
Lake Þingvallavatn has been great this season and fishermen been fishing very nice chars. Much better season than last two years. Fisherman Jakob Sindri had amazing day there yesterday when he catched a 87cm brown trout among with 55cm char.