Þrastalundur-Sog

Distance from Reykjavík:

50km

Season:

Trout: 1. April - 1. June, Salmon 28. June - 30. September

Average size:

8 pound

Number of rods:

2

Tackle:

Fly only

Fishing equipment:

Single/double handed #6-8

The best flies:

Traditional salmon flies and tubes

Lodging:

Options available

Accessability:

Moderate

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Sog River

The river Sog (more commonly Sogið) is a river in the southwest of Iceland. It runs from Lake Þingvallavatn for 21.9 kilometers (13.6 mi) to its confluence with the river Hvítá, forming the river Ölfusá which then runs for another 25 km into the Atlantic Ocean. A large river by Icelandic standards, its average discharge is 110 m3/s (3,900 cu ft/s).

Historically the Sog was one of the best Atlantic Salmon rivers in Iceland, but years of poor management led to dwindling numbers of salmon. In recent years, with the introduction of catch and release practices, the river has seen a slow but steady improvement. Although the Atlantic salmon tend to be the main prize sought by anglers fishing the river it also holds a good number of Arctic Char, resident Brown Trout, and Sea-run Brown trout.

 

Þrastalundur Beat

Fish Partner manages the Þrastalundur beat of the river located on the east bank and stretches from the Þrastalundur bridge up to the Álftavatn lake. The beat is best fished with double-handed rods in the size #8 range, both with floating lines and sink tips. The Þrastalundur beat has the unusual for Iceland characteristic of being located in brush and forest land. Wading sticks and ILVs are highly recommended to use for the beat as the clear fast water is deceptively powerful.

 

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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.