River Jökla – Salmon & Trout Fishing
The Jökla salmon & trout fishing area is a combined fishery involving five rivers located in north east of Iceland. The rivers are Fögruhlíðará, Kaldá, Laxá, Fossá as well as the Jökla river. It only takes about five minutes to drive from one river to the other. The five rivers are very stable in terms of water level.
A smolt rearing and releasing program has been in place for few years now, and is meant to enhance the run of wild fish and bring the overall salmon stock to more abundance. The program is working very well and the productivity has constantly been increasing. River Fögruhlíðará is as well one of Iceland’s most consistent and excellent sea char rivers.
The salmon arrive in late July, but before that, good trout fishing can be expected at various localities in this vast area.
The Jökla full service lodge has nice sitting and dinning room with fire-place, tackle room and more. On the veranda connected to the main house are three new smaller houses, each with two en-suite twin bedrooms.
By air. Reykjavik – Egilsstadir, approx 60 minutes, followed by 45 minute drive to the lodge.
Driving. Main road. Reykjavik – river Jökla, approx 8 hours.