Were proud to announce that Fish Partner has taken the lease for Vatnamót, one of Iceland’s most productive sea-run brown trout fisheries. The fishery is huge and is the junction where a few rivers combine before running into the great Skaftá river. Among the rivers are Fossálar, Breiðabakkakvísl and Hörgsá. The Vatnamót fishery has long been regarded as one of the best in Iceland.
The fishing at Vatnamót is mainly made up of sea trout, and the fish there are famous for their size. Fish of 20 pounds and more are not uncommon and more often than not, the biggest sea trout caught each season come from the Vatnamót fishery. As well as sea trout, you’ll find healthy numbers of arctic char and salmon.
The fishery allows 5 rods per day, with the season starting on April 1st and ending on October 20th each year.
There’s a large number of pools and fishing spots at Vatnamót. The bottom mostly consists of sand and is ever-changing, so the fish are bound to move around. When at Vatnamót, the angler must be prepared to look for likely pools and runs.
Vatnamót is located in Vestur-Skaftafellssýslu, on the south coast of Iceland. The distance from Reykjavik is around 285 km, with the nearest township being Kirkjubæjarklaustur located about 12 km away. The fishery itself is located about 8 km south of the highway, with spectacular scenery consisting of mountains and glaciers.