anguilla) and the three-spined stickleback (hornsíli; gasterosteus aculeatus L.), the latter not so much of interest to fishermen. Sea trout (sjóbirtingur) and sea arctic char (sjóbleikja) are the sea going variants of the brown trout and arctic char. Occasionally the rainbow trout (regnbogasilungur; oncorhynchus mykiss) and the humpback salmon (hnúðlax; oncorhynchus gorbuscha) are caught as well.
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).
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