We are very proud to have our first blog from one of our Special Advisors, Ralf Duerholt, the fishing expert:
Fishing Blog Post #1 - December 2015
December is not the busiest time for recreational fishing in Iceland, a good opportunity to share a little about the basics on fish species in Iceland.
Fresh Water Fish
The five indigenous species of freshwater fish in Iceland are the atlantic salmon (icelandic: lax; latin: salmo salar L.), the arctic char (bleikja; salvelinus alpinus L.), the brown trout (urriði; salmo trutta L.), the eel (áll; anguilla
Salt Water Fish
For surf angling (fishing from the coast) the main species of interest are probably sea trout, cod (þorskur; gadus morhua), haddock (ýsa; melanogrammus aeglefinus) and atlantic mackerel (makríll; scomber scombrus). Compared to countries like Germany surf angling is not very popular, although there are reports of very good fishing.
Sea angling (fishing from a boat) is more popular and in most seaside town and villages guided boats trips can be arranged. Species caught include cod, haddock and halibut (lúða; hippoglossus hippoglossus).