Fishing, Iceland, Stories and Destinations

First time fly fishing in Kjarra in Iceland

14. October 2016

l1090290Summer went by like a thunderstorm and Im still absorbing the mere thought of fall, not nearly ready to say goodbye to the Icelandic fly fishing season…
Lack of fishing makes you think back and relive the memories from the trips this past summer and I cant else but look back with a big smile.

Going to a new river for the first time is always special, its like knowing Christmas is coming and you know you get a gift but you don’t know what it is. You don’t know if you will love the river, catch something or nothing… its exciting. Continue Reading…

Iceland, Stories and Destinations

Salmon fishing bonanza in Iceland in Blanda river!

5. July 2016

EMagnusson-5330Where to start… I was going to Blanda beat 1 in Iceland for the salmon fishing opening 5-7th June last. The opening started at 7am but I could not be there until for the second half at 16.00. I knew how many salmon had gone up the ladder earlier so this was headed for an adventure. Even so nothing could prepare me for the news I got that morning. My father called me at 9am to tell me they had already caught 18 salmon on the first two hours on 4 rods!?! Continue Reading…

Scotland, Stories and Destinations

The addictive fly fishing in Scotland

19. April 2016

IMG_3325There is no place like fishing in Scotland. I have been there almost every year since I was a little kid and it holds a very dear place in my heart. Now I take my 8 year old daughter who has been there every year of her life for a couple of weeks and enjoy watching her create memories.

Fishing in Scotish rivers, such as the Dee, I think is well described as historical. There is something magical about fishing the places where the Spey rods originated in the mid 1800s, and the surroundings are nothing less than spectacular. Continue Reading…

Iceland, Stories and Destinations

Interview with Mariko Izumi on her fishing adventures

17. March 2016

IMG_2085[1]I hooked up with the charming Mariko Izumi on the fishing show in Edmonton Canada over the weekend and interviewed her on her fishing adventures.
Mariko is best known as the host of the World Fishing Network´s (WFN) Hookin´Up, which is a fishing show that features fishing and fun in some of the hottest locations on the planet.
Since getting into the TV fishing business in 2007, Mariko has presented a web series on the current events of the fishing industry and hosted her own series. She is also on top of all that a proud partner of F3T Canada – the Fly Fishing Film Tour.

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Iceland, Stories and Destinations

My favorite place flyfishing in Iceland

7. March 2016

IMG_2011Iceland is, in general, a wonderful place to fly fish and widely known as the mecca for Atlantic Salmon fishing. What I think is some of the most fascinating about Icelandic rivers is how different they are from each other, and even when staying on one river you can have pools that look so different from each other it even feels you have changed rivers as the scenery is so broad.

One of my most favorite places on Earth would be the Stora Laxa river, specifically beat 4 of the river, which is both the most beautiful and most challenging beat of the river. This is by far one of the most magical places I have seen. Continue Reading…

Greenland, Stories and Destinations

Why fishing in Greenland is bucket-list material.

16. February 2016

IMG_1898Currently located in Denmark and suppose to be packing bags and moving back to Iceland but with my mind located in Greenland fishing. That formula is bound to go south.
IMG_0804I regularly post photos on Instagram and have gathered some of my favorite memories from Greenland last summer. Greenland is by far the wildest place on earth for char fishing where there are thousands of rivers and lakes, full of Arctic Char. Because of the enormous territory and relatively few inhabitants in Greenland, many of these fishing areas are hardly fished at all and some rivers have not seen an angler – ever. Continue Reading…

Fishing Tips

Fishing in Iceland on a budget advice

1. February 2016

 

IMG_3788Iceland is known over the world as the mecca for salmon fishing and is a place where many anglers dream of going fly fishing. I have often had questions about fishing in Iceland and have run into the misunderstanding that all fishing in Iceland is so pricey that it is not for everyone´s wallet.

Iceland is, for a good reason, the dream destination for fly fishing with endless rivers and possibilities for fishing with exclusive access in beautiful surroundings. In today´s world, it is precious to get time away from the stress and experience raw nature.

I have been organizing trips to Iceland with our family business for a long time, different kind of trips fishing and would like to share some of my thoughts and advise on fishing on a budget in Iceland. Continue Reading…

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Down by the river – my most memorable catch

20. January 2016

Angling iQ is throwing an Atlantic salmon week on the app which made me think of salmon.. a lot. Not that I wasn´t thinking about it before but it made me think of what was my greatest catch so far, or most memorable.

blanda 1IMG_3307It was a couple years back in the north when I headed to the countryside with my friend Maggi. On the way we listened to the song Down by the river by Milky Chance repeatedly. Very suitable for the coming adventure. We were going fishing the Blanda beat 1 in the north. What is great about this beat is the high catch statistic but at the same time the huge and strong salmon that can be found there. Monsters hiding down under. The beat is divided between 4 rods and 4 pools which makes it not that big and what I find fascinating is that you can closely watch other anglers and interact with them a bit while not fishing the same pool, tackling different fish. Especially on the upper part of the beat, where there are 2 pools opposite each other, often called Dammurinn and Holan. Continue Reading…

Fishing

A whole new fishing year ahead

4. January 2016

vidgunnhildur2A year full of fishing memories has passed and I look back with a smile on my face. This past year I have travelled a lot and want to share some of my favorite memories.

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I travelled with my sister to Namibia in the beginning of the year for a couple of weeks. Although this is not my first time in Africa I must I am more and more fond of it every time I visit, this was my first visit to Namibia but definitely not the last.

I went to fishing shows in Austria, Germany and Canada which I enjoyed very much, held my first fishing speech in Canada which shook my nerves quite a bit. Continue Reading…

Mexico, Stories and Destinations

Mexico and the salt water fishing

9. December 2015

IMG_1076I was lucky to visit Mexico to go fishing for the first time this November with some of the Angling iQ crew. We arrived to Cancun via New York and were picked up and taken to the Punta Allen Fishing Club directly. Punta Allen is known for being the “Permit City” of the world…. Yes, you can probably think how I decided I would pick up a permit or two on Day One. Well, aim for the sky and all that. Continue Reading…