Miðfjarðará í Miðfirði

Northwest Iceland
Photo credit: Högni Harðarson
Calendar

Fishing season

15 June – 19 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

10 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

Catch & Release

Accomodation options

Angling lodge
Information

Guidance

Available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day

What can be fished

Description

River Miðfjarðará is considered to be extremely beautiful and many call it the queen of salmon rivers. It is one of the best and one of the most expensive salmon fishing rivers in the country. Most of the salmon caught in Miðjarðará are 5 – 9 lbs but salmon up to 20 lbs are caught every summer. In 2015 there was an absolute record catch of 6028 salmon. The river boasts a very good average catch, about 3585 salmon the last 10 years. River Miðfjarðará is always fished for 2 -3 days at a time, from noon to noon.

Accomodation options

Angling lodge

There is a magnificent fishing lodge near the river; Laxahvammur which is linked to the fishing. It has absolutely everything that anglers need. Guides can be booked if required, and this is recommended when fishing this large river for the first time.

Directions

The fishing area spans Miðfjarðará, Vesturá, Austurá og Núpsá. Over 200 fishing spots on an 85 km area.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Hvammstangi: 22 km, Reykjavík: about 200 km and Akureyri: 213 km

Nearby airports

Reykjavík airport: 205 km and Akureyrar airport: 216 km

About the fishing license

www.fhd.is

Rafn Valur Alfreðsson s: 824-6460, [email protected]

Schedule

Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00

Location

Northwest Iceland

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