Vatnsdalsá is the largest river in the south of Westfjords and it never dries, even in the driest of summers. For a long time, anglers have focused on the lower part of the river as the only fishing area, although it’s only 700 m in length with all bends and curves. Vatnsdalsá is a late summer river so salmon start to migrate in early July, but that’s when the big fish are caught. Arctic char (sea-run char) are caught both in the upper and lower part of the river all summer. The salmon don’t migrate into the upper river until August, but it depends on the meteorological cycle. Arctic char catches are commonly 5-7 char per rod/per day. Fishing permits are sold in 2 – 3 day slots and both rods are always sold together.