Jónskvísl-Sýrlækur

Distance from Reykjavík:

285km

Season:

20. June - 20. Oktober

Average size:

3-5 pounds

Number of rods:

3

Tackle:

Fly only

Fishing equipment:

Single handed #5-7

The best flies:

Nymphs

Lodging:

Fossar cabin

Accessability:

Easy

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Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur

Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur rivers are located about 285km from Reykjavík just west of the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Jónskvísl is a tributary of the famous Grenilækur river and Sýrlækur is, in turn, a tributary of Jónskvísl. The 2 rivers are most known for their large(both in size of runs and size of fish) sea-run brown trout but it also holds sizable stocks of Arctic Char that can be up to 6 pounds in size, and resident browns. Like Grenilækur, Jónkvísl enjoys a relatively early run of sea run-browns with the runs coming in mid-July and fishing remaining consistent for them until the end of the season on October 20th. As the 2 rivers are relatively small in size, upstream nymphing has proved the most effective fishing method though one should not shy away from swinging streamers when the opportunity presents its self.

Lodge

The lodge is located right on the water and is a small and cozy self-catering lodge with all necessary amenities. On the ground floor you’ll find the bathroom and shower, a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living room with a pull-out couch, from the living room there is a patio door out to the deck.  Upstairs there’s a 2nd bedroom with 3 single beds.

 

 

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Popular Fisheries

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.
Tungufljót river in Skaftafell is one of the best known Sea trout rivers in Iceland and is most famous for the high average weight of fish caught, every year multiple Sea-Run Brown trout in the 20lbs range are caught with the average weight of the fish being between 5-10 pounds.

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.