Sauðlauksdalsvatn

Westfjords
Photo credit: Gústaf Gústafsson
Calendar

Fishing season

01 May – 15 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies, Worms, Spinner
Stop

Fishing limits

No quota
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
8900 ISK to 8900 ISK

What can be fished

Description

Sauðlauksdalsvatn is about 0.35 km² in area and about 10 m above sea level. The lake holds Arctic char, both sea-going and resident. There are also good brown trout in the lake and anglers have caught fish up to 16 pounds. Most of the char are 1-1.5 pounds in weight. The lake has been within the Fishing Card for several years and many anglers have fished it regularly over the years, as camping by the lake is allowed. A good fishing place is where the river flows into the lake. It is suitable for fly fishing, as it is easy to wade out into the yellow sand.

Accomodation options

Guesthouse

Camping

Camping by the lake is permitted, but there are no sanitary facilities in the area. Still, there is a plan to set up such a facility.

Fishing rules

People are kindly asked not to leave rubbish behind, and it is strictly forbidden to drive off-road. Fishing in the river flowing into the lake is prohibited. Children under the age of 14 fish for free accompanied by a cardholder. Anglers can go straight to the lake and are asked to have the Fishing Card at hand when the fishing guard visits guests. People must submit their fishing reports online, www.veidikortid.is

Directions

It is permitted to fish in the whole lake, but it is mainly fished on the side where it is accessed.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Patreksfjörður: 25 km, Ísafjörður: 166 km, Reykjavík: 387 km and Akureyri: 506 km

Attractions

Látrabjarg: 38 km, the waterfall Dynjandi: 94 km and Gíslahellir cave: 68 km

Other services

The ferry Baldur in Brjánslækur: saeferdir.is

About the fishing license

The lake is a part of the Fishing Card

Schedule

24 hours

Location

Westfjords

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