Sporðöldulón

Distance from Reykjavík:

150km

Season:

1.April - 30. September

Average size:

2-4 pounds

Number of rods:

10

Tackle:

Fly, spinners, bait

Fishing equipment:

Singlehanded #4-6,

The best flies:

Streamers and nymphs

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Easy

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Reservoir Fishing in the Icelandic Highlands

Sporðöldulón is a 7 square kilometer (3 square miles) large reservoir in the Icelandic Highlands. Kaldakvísl river runs into the reservoir along with several smaller rivers and creeks. The reservoir holds a great number of fish, both brown trout and Arctic char. Fish up to 6 pounds have been caught with the average size around 2-3 pounds. Fly, bait, and spinners are permitted in the reservoir.

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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.