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Iceland's Hofsa, Sela and Big Laxa rivers open their accounts

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Vigfus Orrason with on of eight salmon he caught on beat 5 of Iceland's River Hofsa last night. Vigfus Orrason with on of eight salmon he caught on beat 5 of Iceland's River Hofsa last night.

North Atlantic Salmon Fund chairman, Orri Vigfusson, with news of some very encouraging early reports from Iceland's rivers where many have been producing salmon since early June, a good month before they usually open for serious fishing effort. Now in the last few days fish are being caught in prolific numbers which bodes well for the big fish which arrive in July.

Iceland's River Hofsá was opened up for angling last night and Vigfus Orrason caught eight salmon to his rod on beat 5.

Also last night the four Sela rods caught eight salmon. The Russian ambassador to Iceland caught three salmon and Johannes Baldursson - who was fishing a Sunray Shadow - caught a 100 cm and very thick fish which is probably the largest salmon caught in Iceland this season.

On the Big Laxá Robert Haraldsson caught a 95 cm salmon and at Fljotaa a trout fisher caught an 85 cm salmon.

Other rivers: The final tally for opening day for the West Ranga was 18 salmon, mostly in the 8-10lb range. For further Icelandic river reports - including East Ranga, Blanda, Vididalsa - see 'Salmon and Destination Fishing Forums' under 'Forums' on the header of the Fish and Fly home page above.







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Richard Hewitt on 26/06/2012 06:53:07
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Great to see these river doing well. I have fished the Sela the NASF model river (improved dramatically since nets closed) and also the Flotjaa an exceptional little river. The Flotjaaa must be one of the best char fishing rivers in Iceland. If any member is interested in fishing these rivers email me at rh@fishandfly.com. Richard
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