We have been in love with Iceland since we first visited in 2009. Countless lakes and rivers with crystal clear water where trout, both sea run and brown trout, Atlantic salmon and Arctic char find the perfect conditions to thrive. Due to private ownership of all water there is a limited number of rods on each river so pressure is kept low and regulations are in favour of the fish and their environment. So not only can you find great fishing in Iceland you can also find the rare chance of privacy, solitude and the sense of getting away from it all.
The Straumfjarda River is a very nice salmon river located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula on the West coast of Iceland. It is fished with a maximum of 4 daily rods and usually those 4 rods are all sold together. The river is fed by two mountain lakes as well as several smaller streams. The total length of fishing area is 12 km from sea to the top waterfall Rjúkandi.
The river is divided in to 4 different beats with one rod fishing each beat but of course there are no strict beat rotation rules among friends that share the whole river. There are 27 named pools in the river and each of them offers different challenges to the other.