The rules at lake Þingvallavatn was changed for this season that started last Sunday. The period from 20th of April to 31st of May is only allowed to fly fish and every brown trout needs to be released back in the water. After that, from 1st of June worm and lures are allowed as well and no restriction for catch and release.
Lake Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) is famous for its trophy brown trouts, but the trouts there mostly feed on other fishes like char, instead of only small insects and therefore it grows very fast. Every year many 10kg + are cought in the lake. The opening days has been fine even though it has been quite cold.
The lake Þveit opened on the 1st of April lake many other lakes. Jens-Olafur from Sweden, was fishing there on the 2nd of April and got a nice 1.5kg sea-trout in the firs cast. The fish was released but he took a fly called Copper Cat Black #10.
The area is clear from snow and ice and it a ideal place for aiming for the sea-trout before he goes back to the sea.