Iceland - First salmon was caught yesterday

Aegisidufoss in West Rangá.

Salmon has arrived in Iceland

It is unusual for the first salmon of the year to be caught in May, the first ones are normally landed in June. So, we can seriously say that our hearts missed a beat in the excitement of hearing the news. We are hoping that this is a sign of a really good salmon fishing year in Iceland.

It was a Norwegian angler who landed the salmon and he was actually fishing for Sea trout with his fellow countrymen from Norway. The salmon was a nice 8 pounder, caught in Djupos pool, beat no 1 and still had some sea lice on it. After the battle, the salmon was released back to the river and a happy angler went home smiling.

The salmon fishing season starts early June in the first rivers that open, but not until June 24th on West Rangá river. It will be a looooong and hard wait.

There are a few good days still available on West Rangá. Here you can read more about West Rangá river

Photo taken last year, from the pool Djupos on Beat no 1, just below the junction of East and West Rangá rivers.

Best regards, Stefán