There were several factors leading to this decline.As in most eastern and northeastern rivers, salmon runs were less than the seasons before.Yet there is a tremendous amount of work still to be done and we all hope that the heirs to the NASF will keep up the good work.Orri was a personal friend and our company Strengir, will do all it can to help as I suspect that most if not all other outfitters and fly fishermen in Iceland will also do.The season of 2017 is over and it was a mixed bag, not only for us at Strengir, but throughout the country.There was a downswing from last year, 13 percent, which is quite a lot, yet still 10 percent over the overall average catch dating back to 1977. Two of our three salmon rivers are placed in the delicate northeast which is vulnerable if things are not right in the environmental conditions. Only 106 salmon were landed which is of course not good.
Allt but one were mws's, big and silvery torpedoes.
The start is a success and grilse arriving early give hope that their runs will be strong in 2017.
You may take note that Hrúta is fully booked but there are some very good looking openings on both Breiðdalsá and Jökla, plus on both we can combine salmon fishing with some outstanding brown trout and sea char fishing.
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