West Rangá river

West Rangá is one of the best known rivers in Iceland. It has a great number of catches and the access to the numerous pools is very accessible for most anglers. Fishing in the volcanic landscape with big waterfalls and beautiful pools, makes you want to come back for more.

It is a very productive river and for the last decade West Rangá has always been placed in one of the top seats for highest catch numbers of salmon.

The fishing season is quite long or from the end of June through October, but most Icelandic salmon rivers close late September. We often have fresh fish even towards the end of the season which makes the autumn fishing sought after on West Rangá.

West Rangá is divided into 3 parts. The main beat where most of the salmon are caught is fished with 16 rods. These 16 rods are split to 4 beats, so there are 4 rods fishing on each beat. It takes 2 days to fish the whole river so most anglers choose to stay there for 4 or 6 days fishing.

West Rangá offers a very nice full service lodge by the river. A new sitting/dining room area was built in 2012 and the new bedrooms in 2015. This makes West Rangá lodge, one of the finest fishing lodges in Iceland.

Average Catch pr week, 2007 - 2014

  • 24/6 - 02/7 64 salmon
  • 02/7 - 09/7 135 salmon
  • 09/7 - 16/7 246 salmon
  • 16/7 - 23/7 379 salmon
  • 23/7 - 30/7 498 salmon
  • 30/7 - 06/8 649 Salmon
  • 06/8 - 13/8 669 salmon
  • 13/8 - 20/8 634 salmon
  • 20/8 - 27/8 615 salmon
  • 27/8 - 03/9 913 Salmon
  • 03/9 - 10/9 546 Salmon
  • 10/9 - 17/9 457 salmon
  • 17/9 - 24/9 354 Salmon
  • 24/9 - 1/10 278 Salmon
  • 1/10 - 8/10 203 Salmon
  • 8/10 - 15/10 203 Salmon

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Iceland Outfitters

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Accommodation: West Rangá lodge

Full service

Region

South Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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20 ensuite bedrooms.

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Season

From 26. June to 20. October

Prime time

From mid July to mid August

Rods

16×

Recommended flies

Tubes are most popular, Sunray shadow in all types mixed with some colors and silver, Colly dog, Snaelda in all version, ½-1“, Frances ½-1“ black and red.

Recommended tackles

Double handed rods, 13-15 foot, floating lines and 9-12 feet fast sinking tip.

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Weather

Last updated: 24/07/2017 18:06:57 via Icelandic Meteorological Office