The Blanda River, Iceland
Fishing the Blanda River with Ian Gordon
Treat yourself to a real chance of catching a salmon on one of our friendly hosted fishing trips
Our Hosted fishing Blanda River 2024
When targeting Salmon, Sea Trout and Arctic Char, Iceland offers some of the best fishing in the world. Rivers come in all shapes and sizes, from small streams fished easily with single-handed rods to rivers the size of the River Dee in Scotland. The amazing landscape is home to a very stable population of salmon and we are delighted to be associated with one of the country's premier fishing rivers and lodges.
If your aim is to catch a big Icelandic Salmon then Blanda
provides one of the best chances on the Island
The Blanda is a glacial river and is fed by a lake which is used for Hydro power. It is big by Icelandic standards, with extremely varied pools. Situated in the north coast of Iceland and around a 3-hour drive from Reykjavik, it is a river providing the visiting angler with an exceptionally good chance of double figured salmon. Whilst Iceland has a reputation for anglers catching many, small salmon, this is not the case on Blanda where the average size of salmon caught throughout the season is like that found on the Spey in May and June.
The Blanda river is well known for producing some of the biggest salmon in Iceland, with MSW fish of 12 – 15 lbs matching the number of grilse caught. Indeed, our hosted trips in 2021 and 22, have seen a heavier average than our last trip to Norway, with several fish of 20lbs + landed as well as some epic encounters.
The river itself is unlike most Icelandic rivers in that, it’s a river the size of the Scottish Dee, a lovely size to fish with the double handed rod but without being overly big.
We have all the rods 8th - 16th July in 2024
The Svarta, Blanda's main tributary, runs gin clear most of the year. This river is more typically Icelandic and easily covered with a switch or single handed rod, whilst salmon fishing on the Blanda River is done with 13 - 15 foot rods. For those who like to vary their fishing, as well as by this time a great run of salmon, the Svarta also has some of the most wonderful Brown Trout and Arctic Char Fishing, with some specimen trout to be caught on dry fly and nymphs.
Whilst late July rods fishing this river at the prime time is expensive. The main reason for this is the whole river is normally fished with 8 rods over the 35km, making it one of the most exclusive salmon fisheries in Iceland.
We Are Currently Working on dates for June/July 2024
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Not included in the full Board Package are -
Flights are around £300 from the UK.
Hotel in Reykjavík - Around £120 per night. We recommend you overnight the day before and after your fishing. As the fishing is very expensive it can be frustrating to lose a session due to delays or changes.
Transfers from the airport to town - Around £20 in the Greyline bus (very easy),
We take care of you from the hotel to the lodge (3 hour drive). You are picked up between 10 and 11 on the morning of your first days fishing, taken to the lodge for around 2pm with a few to begin fishing at 4/5.
Your final session fishing is on the morning of your departure day. You will finish at 1pm, have lunch and taken back to your hotel. Graph showing current levels Vatnshæð Blöndulóns - Orka úr 100% endurnýjanlegum orkugjöfum
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