Since that the month of May has been the coldest in decades, the Þingvellir National Park Commitee announced today that it has to delay the bait fishing season until 15th of June, instead of 1st of June that was formally announced.
So there will only be fly fishing allowed in lake Þingvallavatn until 15th of June and all brown trout must be release back in the lake.
We hope that fishermen show this decision understanding for the sake of the brown trout.
First day of summer is tomorrow and then the fishing in lake Ellidavatn starts. Many anglers like to start the season then and there, fish for a while and meet other fishermen. Last year we had 7° celsius at 7 a.m. but tomorrow will probably be colder since the weather forecast is expecting 0-1° tomorrow morning.
New fishing season is just around the corner here in Iceland. Less than 50 days until the first lakes will open. Fishermen is prepering for the new season and checking their fishing gear and filling the fly boxes and many having a quality time behind the flytying vise. Days are longer every day now and we hear from Kristjan Fridriksson, who runs the fly fishing blog at www.fos.is, and he sent us a small review, and introduced us to the event Februarflugu (Flies of Febuary) on Facebook. .