Sandá í Þjórsárdal

Distance from Reykjavík:

110km

Season:

20.July- 30. September

Average size:

8-10 pound

Number of rods:

2

Tackle:

Fly only

Fishing equipment:

Single handed #6-8

The best flies:

Salmon tubes and flies. Collie dog, hitch , Frances cone

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Mixed

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Late Summer Salmon River

This small two-rod river runs through the beautiful valley of Þjórsárdalur. The crystal clear river is a tributary of Þjórsá and is one of the main spawning grounds for the Atlantic salmon of the upper Þjórsá. Despite its small size, the Sandá produces several salmon over 20 pounds every year. The best fishing tends to be late summer, usually around mid-august through September. Two rods are allowed in Sandá, fly only and catch and release.

 

Fishing is best done with single-handed rods, 6-8 weight, and primarily with surface flies(sunray, collie dog, hitch, etc) or small traditional salmon flies(black and blue, Metallica, Monroe killer, etc).

Sandá also has a sizable run of Sea-run Brown Trout as well as the occasional Arctic Char

 

 

MAP OF RIVER

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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.