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Iceland, East Ranga


World class fly fishing or spin fishing for atlantic salmon on one of Iceland’s best salmon rivers – East Ranga. East Ranga has been one of Iceland´s most productive river for over 10 years. With increasing knowledge and practice of conservation management, East Rangá has well earned its place as one of Iceland´s top salmon rivers.


The East Ranga is one of the most beautiful and prolific rivers in Europe. East Ranga is located in southern part of Iceland about 100 km from Reykjavik, near the neighbouring river West Ranga. The stability is why the East Ranga produces such high numbers of salmon per rod/day.


Fly fishing or spin fishing will be done on 8 beats over a 22 km stretch of river and maximum of 16 rods offering a nice variety of waters and lots of space. Another pleasing fact is the steady growth in numbers of 2 winter salmon in late June and early July which average about 14 lbs. Every day the guide will take you to different pools on the river. We receive only small groups of fishermen at a time so you can be sure that any detail will be taken care of, just relax and enjoy your fishing. We have only 2 rods for 1 English-speaking guide who is expert on the river.


Good flies for East Ranga river are for example Frances, Black & Blue, Black Sheep, Snaelda, Sunray Shadow and Willie Gunn. Most salmon are caught on 1″ tubes.


We recommend 12-15′ foot double handed rods for lines #8-11. If you bring your own gear it is mandatory to have it disinfected on arrival at Keflavík international airport. You should bring warm and waterproof clothes since it can get wet and cold even in mid-summer when temperatures may drop down to 0° C, the average being between 8 and 15°. The temperature can rise over 20° C on warm summer days.


Exclusive East Ranga fishing lodge is centrally located at the river offering a panoramic view of the spectacular snow-capped Mt. Hekla. The lodge complex is comprised of 8 buildings, all combined with 1500 sqm veranda, Jacuzzi and sauna. Guests are accommodated in tastefully furnished double rooms with a private bath. One main building houses the kitchen and spacious dining area where gourmet meals are served. The second main building houses the living room filled with comfy, overstuffed leather chairs and couches plus a full service bar. There are 18 double rooms with a private bathroom with a shower.


Fly fishing trips to Island, East Ranga river will be arranged during the fishing season, ask for availability. Guests will take an interational flight to Reykjavik Keflavik airport.

  • Price: Ask for offer
  • Fly Fishing trip includes: Transports Reykjavik/East Ranga/Reykjavik,  Accomodation, Meals, Fishing licenses, Guiding, Transports to river
  • Fly Fishing trip does not include: Flights to Iceland, Gratuities, Liquors, Hotel nights in Reykjavik
  • Species: Salmon
  • Season: June 24th to September 3rd, prime time is from July 5th to August 20th


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