Lónsá at Langanesi

Northeast Iceland
Photo credit: fluguveidi.is
Calendar

Fishing season

01 April – 30 October

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

5 fish per rod/day
Information

Guidance

Available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
18000 ISK to 18000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

River Lónsá is a small “pearl” in the area of Ytra-Lón on the Langanes peninsula, near Þórshöfn. It has been known for good sea-char fishing through the years, but both sea trout and resident brown trout have increased significantly in recent years. In the first half of the season, April and May, the main fishing is in the estuary and in Sauðaneslón. In May and June the fishing for char and sea trout that linger in the estuary for food can be adventurous. The biggest char starts to migrate up-river in early June. The middle of June and the whole of July is usually the best time to catch char. After mid-July, trout fishing also becomes more productive. In the autumn, a small sea trout and salmon migration may take place but the autumn fishing has not been well researched so far.

Accomodation options

Guesthouse

www.ytralon.is

Ytra-Lón t: (+354) 468-1242 & 846-6448, [email protected]

Fishing rules

River Lónsá and Sauðanesós is fly fishing only, but it is permitted to fish with spinners and worms at Ytra Lón. The quota for the river Lónsá and Sauðanesós is 5 fish per day, under 45 cm, for each rod. However, in Ytra Lón there is no quota for fish under 45 cm. All fish that are over 45 cm must be released immediately. Also in Ytra Lón, if a big fish dies after catching the angler must notify the lease holder or the guard immediately before continuing fishing. Permits are not refundable. The buyer commits to conscientiously record all catches in a special fishing logbook. Terms:The Langanes peninsula is host to a remarkable seabird population and a trip to Skoruvíkarbjarg to see the northern gannet colony of Stórakarl is highly recommended.

Directions

The fishing area is the whole river, up into the moorlands, Sauðanesós and Ytra Lón. It is also permitted to fish in the creeks Þverá and Hólslækur that run into Lónsá.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Þórshöfn: 14 km, Húsavík: um 170 km, Egilsstaðir: 211 km, Akureyri: 245 via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel, Reykjavík: 634 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Nearby airports

Eglilsstaðir airport: 210 km & Akureyri airport: 245 km via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Attractions

The Langanes peninsula is host to a remarkable seabird population and a trip to Skoruvíkarbjarg to see the northern gannet colony of Stórakarl is highly recommended. Some also make a trip to Fontur, which is a narrow cliff east of Langanes. It is only accessable for 4×4 cars.

About the fishing license

Fluguveidi.is – Lónsa

Uppl. Matti t: +354 660-1642, [email protected]

Fishing guards: Sverrir Möller og Mirjam Blekkenhorst t: (+354) 468-1242 & 846-6448

Schedule

Location

Northeast Iceland

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