Total salmon fishing each rod/per day

The best way to evaluate the best angling each summer is the number of fish caught on each rod/per day. This is calculated by dividing the number of rods in the respective river by the number of salmon caught. The outcome is then divided by 90, which is usually the number of fishing days in most rivers. This does not take into account price, service, period or such factors. 

This summer river Urriðafoss is on the top of the list with the average 2.73 salmon caught on each rod/per day. In second place is river Leirvogsá with 2.53 salmon caught on each rod/per day. River Flókadalsa comes third with almost two salmon caught each rod/per day. 

Below is a list of the 12 best salmon rivers, ranked by catch per rod/per day. 

In parentheses by each fishing river is the number of rods. The next column indicates the total catch, and in parentheses is the number of salmon each rod over the summer. Finally, there is the number of salmon caught each rod/per day, and in brackets the same percentage for last year. It is possible to see if fishing has increased or decreased.

Rivers (nr. rods)    Total fishing (each rod)   Each rod/per day

Urriðafoss  (4)                 983  (246)                      2,73  (2,29)

Leir­vogsá (2)                   455  (228)                      2,53  (1,55)

Laxá á Ásum (4)              820   (205)                     2,28  (1,66)

Selá í Vopnafirði (6)        1.164 (194)                     2,15  (1,41)

Flóka­dalsá (3)                   519 (173)                     1,92 (1,04)

Hofsá í Vopnaf.  (7)         1.211 (173)                     1,92 (0,95)

Anda­kílsá  (2)                    327 (164)                     1,82 (2,88)

Miðfjarðará  (10)            1.522  (152)                     1,69 (2,00)

Haffjarðará (6)                  870 (145)                      1,61 (1,70)

Elliðaár (6)                        798 (133)                      1,48 (1,14)

Laxá í Lei­rár­sveit (6)          800 (133)                      1,48 (1,51)

Tungufljót (4)                    526  (131)                     1,46  (*)

* no number for last summer 

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