Sunnudalsa + Hofsa Trout

The Sunndalsa river is located on the North East coast of Iceland.

The total number of rods are three. Two rods fish the Salmon river Sunnudalsá and one rod will fish the upper part of the Trout beat on the Hofsá river for Arctic Char, just below the Salmon beats on the Hofsá. The rods then rotate between these beats on the trip.

The season starts mid July and ends mid September. The trips are three days and three nights, starting in the afternoon on the first day and and ending on noon on the last day. All three rods are sold together as one package.

Distance from Reykjavik is about 600 km. There are frequent domestin flights to Egilsstaðir, the closest big airport, from Reykjavik. Some flights also available to Vopnafjörður, just minutes away from the river.

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Lodging

The lodge is self-catererd and anglers will stay at the really nice Sunnudalur fishing lodge. The lodge has four en suite bedrooms and very nice facilities. Beds are made up and towels are in place. Catering is available upon request.

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The fishing and the tackle

Ten year average on the Sunnudalsá is 85 Salmon. Bear in mind though that this river has been lightly fished these last few years and in a fair year when the river is fished more frequently the numbers have been higher, ranging from 120 to 150 Salmon per season. The Char fishing on the Hofsá can be very good and the size can be anything from 1 to 6 pounds.

Recommended tackle is single-handed rods 6 to 8wt, 9 to 10ft. floating lines.

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