The East Ranga is one of the best-known Salmon rivers in Iceland. It is located in the south of Iceland and is a seventy-minute drive from Reykjavik.
For sheer numbers of fish caught, it has ranked either number one or two in Iceland every year for the last ten years. The river is large and most of it is fished through wading (which is generally trouble-free) using double handed rods that are 13-15ft 9-11# with both floating and sinking lines.
The fishing suits all abilities and all ages. It is a very popular river so getting on it can be a challenge and we would advise booking well in advance.
The fishing is over nine beats with two anglers allocated per beat with a fair rotation system across its twenty-two kilometres length and with a maximum of eighteen anglers, there is plenty of room. The river offers a wide variety of fly fishing water from falls pools to long flowing pools.
Most of the fish are in the seven to eight lbs range but, again, each year larger specimens are caught.
A typical fishing day starts after breakfast at around 8:00am and you fish until 1:00pm when you have lunch. You then fish from mid-afternoon through until 9:00/10:00pm and then head back to the lodge for a freshen up and the evening meal.
You can hire fishing equipment and waders etc but this would need to be pre-arranged with the lodge. Equally, tuition can be arranged but please make arrangements before travelling so that time can be allocated specifically for coaching.