Fresh Water Species & Tackle

All parts of Iceland offer a large variety of rivers and lakes. Only three wild freshwater target species are found in the wild in Iceland. These are atlantic salmon, brown trout and arctic char. The fresh water fishing in Iceland is more or less only for totally wild fish in its wild environment. Single handed fly rods for line weight 4-8 are the most commonly used as well as double handed fly rods for line weight 9-12.

Salmon fishing is practiced on rivers only as well as sea trout fishing. Lake fishing is most often practiced from the lakeside or by using waders for reaching deeper spots. Boat fishing on lakes is in general uncommon in Iceland.