The Arctic char fishing statistics from the rivers in Eyjafjörður, seem to provide convincing confirmation of a further collapse of the char population. What is surprising is that the best registration is in the river Fnjóská, where the main focus is on salmon fishing and char only considered as a “by-catch”. The fishing figures below clarify the situation, although there may be some registration left to take place.
River Fnjóská – 170 (most in the last 10 years – 332)
River Eyjafjarðará – 142 (most in the last 10 years – 846)
River Svarfaðardalsá – 130 (most in the last 10 years – 643)
River Ólafsfjarðará – 121 (most in the last 10 years – 601)
River Hörgá – 70 (most in the last 10 years – 769)
Picture/Pat Haughton with an Arctic char from river Ólafsfjarðará (HH)
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