Umba End of Week Update
The team of 7 rods I said farewell to last Monday morning had a mixed time for the rest of the week. The river continued to drop out slowly meaning the fish were spread out far wider than is the norm for this time of year. They did catch a few more fresh fish including Eskild with a cracking 20lbs fish.
The team landed 24 fish for the week with other notable catches from David and Heinz. Quite a few of the fresh fish were caught in the lower river but the odd one in Krivets.
The new week has begun well with Erik C landing 6 to his own rod. I wont speculate on how the week will play out but with continued dropping river and mild and steady weather I'd like hope things will continue well.
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.