Sea Run Brown Trout - Battle Hill Lodge

Battle Hill Lodge – Week 3

Weeks 1 and 2 at Battle Hill were good but week 3 produced some ridiculous numbers. The 8 rods at the lodge logged 231 sea trouts in 6 days of fishing, which makes 28,8 fish per rod for the week or 4,8 fish on average per day per rod. We hosted anglers from the UK, the US, and Germany this week.

The week we struggled a bit with low water conditions in Geirlandsá River but thankfully the fishing in Vatnamót was on fire. Both streamers on the swing, as well as upstream nymphing, were productive.

Weather

Weather was chilly most of the days with multiple windy days as well as a couple of rainy days.
Typical temps around 6°C(43F),

River Conditions

Water levels in Geirlandsá were low after the cold snap the week before. We were still seeing plenty of fish in the Geirlandsá river but low water levels made the fish static and hard to catch. The Vatnamót system however was producing an exceptional number of fish

Fishing Summary

Lots of fish! We were both catching them on swinging streamers, stripped sunrays and nymphs fished upstream.
231 Sea Trout
4 Arctic Char

Biggest fish – 95cm
Fish over 85cm – 6
Fish over 70cm – 14

Photos From The Week

Popular Fishing

A Hidden Gem in the Highlands – The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few, Kaldakvísl has now been made exclusively available only to the customers of Fish Partner. Words are unequal to the task of describing the landscape’s beauty. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics.
One of the best brown trout beats in the world – Villingavatnsárós (means the mouth of river Villingavatnsá) is one of the greatest brown trout beats in the world. The beat offers the opportunity to catch the giant ice age brown trout on small nymphs and dry flies. Streamers can also be strong. The beat is only fished with two rods and all brown trout shall be released. It is fly-fishing only.
A Hidden Gem in the Highlands – The river Kaldakvísl is truly a hidden gem. Fished only by a select few, Kaldakvísl has now been made exclusively available only to the customers of Fish Partner. Words are unequal to the task of describing the landscape’s beauty. Diversity and contrasts are the river’s main characteristics.
One of the best brown trout beats in the world – Villingavatnsárós (means the mouth of river Villingavatnsá) is one of the greatest brown trout beats in the world. The beat offers the opportunity to catch the giant ice age brown trout on small nymphs and dry flies. Streamers can also be strong. The beat is only fished with two rods and all brown trout shall be released. It is fly-fishing only.
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Accessability

  • Easy – Very little hiking required, easy for every one.
  • Modrate – Some hiking required.
  • Hard – Strenuous hiking require, good physical conditions required.
  • Mixed – Some easy access areas and others that require hiking.