Skarðsá

Northeast Iceland
Photo credit: Erlendur Steinar
Calendar

Fishing season

10 June – 15 July

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

6 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

Catch & Release
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Requires permission, SUVs only, Only by foot
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
30000 ISK to 30000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

River Skarðsá is in Möðrudalsöræfi and is considered a true “fishing pearl” among those who have fished it. Its source is in Þjóðfellsbuna and a number of small rivers and creeks flow into it, for example Farvegur, Víðidalsá and Staðará. In Skarðsá and its catchment area there are resident char, but there has not been much tradition of fishing in the river until the last 10 years. According to Vilhjálmur at Möðrudal, there are plenty of char in Skarðsá and its tributaries. The best fishing has most often been where the river flows into Jökulsá á Fjöllum, where freshwater mixes with glacial water. There, as with other similar fishing areas, it would be easy to damage the fragile char population so fishing must be done with moderation. Catching is not guaranteed and sometimes anglers do not get a single bite!

Accomodation options

Guesthouse

Möðrudalur t: +354 471-1858, fjalladyrd.is

Directions

The fishing area is divided into 2 beats and 3 rods are allowed on each of them.

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Húsavík: 125 km, Egilsstaðir: 109 km and Akureyri: 153 via Vaðlaheiðar-tunnel

Restaurants

Fjallakaffi at Möðrudalur t: +354 471-1858, fjalladyrd.is

About the fishing license

Vilhjálmur Vernharðsson, Möðrudal t: (+354) 471-1807 & 894-0758

Schedule

Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00

Location

Northeast Iceland

Popular flies


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