FLY FISHING – ICELAND, TUNGUFLJOT
Fly fishing for salmon on Tungufljot River in Iceland. Fishmaster will arrange a hosted fly fishing trip to the Tungufljot on 8th-11th September 2022. Jouni Rauha works as a host for this fly fishing trip. The Tungufljot is one of the most beautiful rivers located in southern Iceland 100 km South-East from Reykjavik.
The Tungufljot is one of the most attractive salmon rivers in Iceland. It‘s a large/medium size river that originates in the southern highlands and joins the mighty Hvíta. It winds it‘s way down to the lowlands through spectacular canyons and opens up on the lower pools, with breathtaking scenery wherever you look. The salmon makes it‘s way up through the vast Hvita/Ölfusa river system, the largest river system in Iceland, before reaching Tungufljot – far inland. The natural surroundings are spectacular, the river itself is a dramatic combination of gravel-flats and waterfalls and gorges, ensuring the variety of pools fished are great. You will find calm pools as well as fast flowing ones. Access is very good and most pools are accessible by regular sedans or smaller 4×4 vehicles. Tungufljot average catch for the last years is about 300 salmon per season.
The beat on Tungufljot river is about 3 km long and below the Faxi falls 2 rods fish the West bank and 2 rods on the East bank. Above the Faxi falls fish 2 rods. The beat includes the famous Faxi falls pool. We have booked 2 rods of the West bank below falls and 2 rods above falls for our Fishmaster group of 4 persons. We will arrange a rotation fly fishing where beats will be rotated every 3 hours between anglers. Daily fishing hours in September are from 7.00 until 13.00 and again from 15.00 to 21.00. The fishing season is from June 24th until the 30th September. All salmon over 70 cm must be released.
Good flies for the Tungufljot river are for example Blue & Black, Black Sheep, Silver Sheep, Frances, Snaelda, Blue Charm, Allys Shrimp, Sunray Shadow and Willie Gunn.
FLY FISHING TACKLE
For fly fishing for salmon on the Tungufljot we recommend 12-14′ feet double handed rods for lines 8-10 and suitable fly reels with good quality brakes. You can also fish with 9-10 ‘ feet single handed fly rod for lines 7-8. Sink tip or intermediate shooting heads are most used fly lines. It is mandatory to have your fishing gear disinfected on arrival at Keflavík international airport.
At the Tungufljot we have 2 self catering cottages close the fishing beat with shower, toilet, well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable livingroom. We will cook the meals together in accomodation.
Hosted Fishmaster fishing trips. Jouni Rauha works as a host for this trip. Guests will take an interational flight to Reykjavik, Keflavik airport and continue with rental car to the Tungufljot river. It’s about 2 hours driving from Keflavik airport to the Tungufljot.
- Dates: 8th-11th September 2022
- Price: 3050 eur/person
- Trip length: 3 fishing days/3 nights
- Group size: 1 host + 3 persons
- Bookings: 1 open rod
- Fly Fishing trip includes: Accomodation, Fly fishing, Fishing licenses, Introduction of beat
- Fly Fishing trip does not include: Flights to/from Reykjavik, Disinfection (30-40 eur/person), Meals, Rental car
- Species: Salmon, Arctic Char
- Season: June 24th to September 30th