Lower Rangá river, Hólsá

The Fishing

The Lower Rangá is the lowest part of both East and West Rangá water system, the East bank.
Lower East Rangá is the perfect place for medium-sized groups as they can rent the lodge and the 6 rods beat privately for themselves.

The stretch is about 20 km long and goes from the junction of Thverá/East Rangá (8 km), through the junction of East/West Rangá and towards the sea.

All salmon that run up to East and West Rangá rivers goes up through Lower Rangá, which makes this beat very interesting and pretty wild when fish are running. Prime time, this is high volume fishing and similar average catch per rod per day as in the East and West Rangá rivers.

The Accommodation

The fishing lodge is one very good, and anglers can choose if they arrange for their own meals or use the service of a local chef. Lodge has 6 twin, ensuite bedrooms, large sitting/dining room, a large veranda, good tackle store and a hot tub.

Lower East Rangá is located in about 90 min drive from Reykjavik.

Anglers are mainly fishing for salmon, but there is a good sea trout fishing after mid-August. The largest sea trout caught there was 18 lbs.

For more info please contact: icelandoutfitters@icelandoutfitters.com

Accommodation: Lower Rangá lodge

Self service


South Iceland

Distance from Reykjavík

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6 x twin rooms

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Further details


From 24. June to 24. October


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 rod, floating line, sink tip

Fishing time

16:00 to 22:00 and 07:00 to 13:00 (or 15:00 to 21:00)

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Good to know

How to get there

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Time difference

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Emergeny numbers

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Layers, layers, layers... The only thing we can be sure of about the weather in Iceland is that you will see all types of weather, and that goes for the whole year around. Iceland is windy and rainy so even if the weather is nice it can cool down with the Northern wind. There is a saying in Iceland, if you do not like the weather... wait a minute.

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Tackle disinfection

Infectious disease agents such as viruses and the parasite, Gyrodactylus salaris, have never been detected in freshwater fish in Iceland.

To prevent the spread of infectious agents from other countries to freshwater fish in Iceland, Icelandic law prohibits the use of fishing equipment that has been used for angling abroad, unless disinfected by approved methods.

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