Packing for a fishing trip in Iceland

We´ve probably all been there packing for some trip. Think you´ve got it all covered until you arrive and unpack .. almost nothing.

I made a packing list I thought I´d share if someone´s in the same bad-talent-packing wolf pack as I am. I print it out and use as a check-list for fishing in Iceland. When it comes to thermals and socks, more is merrier. Read more

Fishing in Scotland that afternoon

L1100693Fishing in Scotland is somehow magical and, in a way, feels historical. The tough fishing can test the patience to the limits but a salmon there is worth hundreds of fish elsewhere.

It was the last evening shift on the Dee, this time the Park beat. I fished this beautiful pool called the Silverspoon where my father had lost 4 salmon the day before. I walked down this pretty little bank towards the river and the first I see before me is this beautiful tree stretching over the river. I could feel the spring in the air and hope for a salmon to bite as I look over the pool. This is probably one of the most fascinating pools I have fished, one of those pools you just know the fish likes. That feeling of drooling, literally feeling like you are drooling..while thankfully realising you are not.

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First time fly fishing in Kjarra in Iceland

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. Read more

My day in a nutshell – Fly Fishing in Iceland

L1080919I didn’t expect to go fishing… but the rod was in the car and waders getting too dry for summer so before I knew it I was out at the river again. Happy.

As I didn’t have any plans, I didn’t have the right equipment ,which is, well.. no good. I needed a sinking tip and only had a floating line. I looked through my flies and found “a secret fly”, given to me by a good friend Valli. He gave me this fly to use for the Blanda river in the north which has deep pools, and it was still lying there waiting in the box. Fantastic, this will do! This fly was heavier than my ass weighs on Christmas evening after eating the whole holiday cookies from Santa. Perfect. Read more

Salmon fishing bonanza in Iceland in Blanda river!

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!?! Read more

Fishing with family, funny but memorable moments

IMG_2186I grew up fishing with my family and some of my most memorable moments throughout the years have been on fishing holidays with them. It is precious to have a hobby like fishing that you can share with your loved ones, but when it comes to fishing… all is fair in love and war and our family is no different. Even though we enjoy fishing together we prank and cheat each other like mad people when it comes to fishing. Especially me and dad. Read more

The addictive fly fishing in Scotland

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. Read more

Fishing in Iceland on a budget advice

 

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. Read more

A whole new fishing year ahead

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. Read more

Mexico and the salt water fishing

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. Read more

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