Squeezing in - opportunities in or very close to Reykjavik

Dryfly

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I'm in Reykjavik for 4.5 days next week. Seems like a bit of a cock up on the planning side (others are responsible). So, instead of dashing meeting to gathering to seminar etc I could end up with free time. Half day here or there. Certifiably going to be free Saturday morning.

A bit of kit will no doubt accidentally slip into my bag along with a pair of very long waterproof trousers and some heavy 'walking' boots.

Anyone know of any fishing in or very close to Reykjavik that I could access easily at the last minute? Not bothered if its trout or salmon. If it comes to it I could fish in the sea of course.

I've a tame vet (he helps out with Mrs Dryfly when she is poorly) so I can get the disinfection requirements resolved.

Ideally I don't want to have to hire a car. Any suggestions and ideas very welcome. Otherwise it's a very long smooze around the fab tackle shop in town.
 

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You can fish downtown in river Ellidara for salmon, if you can obtain a licence. Check with Reykjavik Angling Club Forsida - SVFR and they might have other Options as well. There are some lakes at the outskirts and lake Thingvallavatn is about one hours drive and I think that it's quite easy to get there by bus. You could take the licence that is valid for around 40 lakes that costs 40,-- dollars and a strech of Thingvalla is included. Certain tour Operators offer half or day tours. Send me a pm if you need contact details. You could also fish in the harbour for cod or pollack.
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Thanks Icelander05. Looks like the Kort will be the way to go. I will be able to get to Ellidavatn quickly, which will be an issue and it is suggested it could even hold a few sea trout and salmon.

Any tips on lines and flies? I was thinking 7#, floating line and long leader (midge repellent and head net), traditional Scottish wet flies and some buggy dry flies. Would a nymph or too be sensible too?
 

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I do have a few friends who are fishing the lakes. If there is a wave streamers will work. Nymphwise you should opt for buzzer patterns. But don't Forget your wets. They are some Kind of a secret and a good friend catches most of his fish on Peter Ross and Alexandra Patterns. (imitating the sticklebacks that are present in most lakes)
The Shops in R., i.e. Veidihornid offer a large selection of flies and they surely will help too. At times dries will work too.
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Excellent. Now trying to work out bus schedules... that or I'll get a cab to the lakes. The nearest one is about 5km from my hotel so worst comes to the worst I'll walk.

Pity about the weather forecast:rolleyes:
 

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Your other option is Varma near the town of Hveragerdi 40 min bus ride from Reykjavik. River runs right through the middle of this town. It is a river so more interesting than a lake also has larger fish sea trout and brown trout as well as char. This time of year should be decent for sea trout.
 
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