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Now that Seattle has the direct flight to Iceland, I've been thinking a lot about a long-weekend trip over there to fish. Could anyone share information about what that would look like? Is it possible/affordable to get away from the crowds on the big-name rivers for a little bit more solitary experience? Is public access good? Legal to camp? I would be grateful for any information you're willing to share.

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Mike
 

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I dated a girl from Iceland for a year.....
 

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Hi Mike,

I have an Iclandic friend from graduate school who could provide some details if you decide to go. My understanding is that fishing is restricted as it is in Europe and that you need to pay to fish in many of the Atlantic Salmon rivers. I will send my buddy an email a to get some additional details.

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So it maybe like the golfing in these foreign destinations. You have to hire a caddy to play the course. I wonder if that could be done here too? For foreigners to fish our waters they must hire a certified guide. They sure would enjoy it more, help our market, and have an escort to prevent mistreatment of our fish.
 

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Uh, Mt Eyjafjallajokull has.
Wow. I tried to look it up just to pronounce it. I got this: Eyjafjallajökull (pronounced [ˈɛɪjaˌfjatlaˌjœːkʏtl̥]
Ummmm..........ya sure.
 

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You have to hire a caddy to play the course. I wonder if that could be done here too? For foreigners to fish our waters they must hire a certified guide. They sure would enjoy it more, help our market, and have an escort to prevent mistreatment of our fish.
I'd like my escort to be from Reykjavik :)

At one time Iceland had a fantastic Sea Run Brown fishery. I'm not sure how it is anymore.. There are other fish than Salmon. Salmon waters pull big bucks period. Possible you could fish certain coastal areas and have decent fishing. Dime bright Sea Runners would suit me fine.
 

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Fished it twice for a week each in '68 and '70 and remember the shock my father had in paying $100 each for daily trespass fees. We were using AK techniques on the fish which at first amused the ghillie, then shocked them... We caught a lot of Atlantic salmon in a hurry. They wanted us to assume there were fish in every conceivable pocket and we should fish them from a distance. We figured we should find them and then work the parts of the run they were actually holding in.

We also fished a small lake which only cost about $5 per day. It was full of really long, really skinny, torpedo char. It was a long time ago, but I believe we were catching at least 100 of them per day. The amazing thing about that is the fact the locals killed what they caught, and there were still lots of them.

It has probably changed a great deal since then.
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