A great start for the Yokanga
The Yokanga is off to a fantastic start, with the biggest fish caught so far weighing in at 36.5lbs.
Peter Rippin described the fish this season as 'the best condition [he] has ever seen. Flawless, fat, broad fresh fish. The 12-16lbers are like bionic grilse – small heads, small wrist, hugely deep. The larger fish are just brutally thick set. If Carlsberg made salmon…'
We look forward to seeing what the remaining weeks bring!
The West Ranga is the most prolific river in Iceland – sounds straightforward when you read it but it is when conditions are at their toughest that this fact really comes into its own.
Fishing has improved this week with floating lines beginning to be effective. The team of 6 rods had a great week with a lot of laughs amongst great fishing. They landed 85 fresh fish with 16 fish over 15 pounds for an average weight of 10.1 pounds. The middle and lower river have fished best...
Arctic char fishing in Greenland has been on my radar for a long time but for various reasons I have never actually taken the plunge. That all changed last year when, on the way to host a group on the East Ranga in Iceland, I spoke to Valgerdur Arnardottir (Arni Baldursson’s daughter) who had just come back from Greenland and was utterly raving about it.