Last days have been amazing in lake Þingvallavatn. Many personal records have been broken and many 20+ pounders have been landed there. Hundreds of huge trouts have been catched and release there, but recently the landowners changed the rules there so you must release those giants... at least until 1st of June.
With higher temparature, the lake Vifilsstadavatn has finally woken. It opened on the first of April but was rather calm the first days. Fishermen has got nice catch there in the recent days. The char is nice and the lake is only few minutes away from Reykjavik.
The rules at lake Þingvallavatn was changed for this season that started last Sunday. The period from 20th of April to 31st of May is only allowed to fly fish and every brown trout needs to be released back in the water. After that, from 1st of June worm and lures are allowed as well and no restriction for catch and release.
Lake Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) is famous for its trophy brown trouts, but the trouts there mostly feed on other fishes like char, instead of only small insects and therefore it grows very fast. Every year many 10kg + are cought in the lake. The opening days has been fine even though it has been quite cold.