Well I am back in Sweden after a week of trout hunting in Iceland. The weather turned out to be just as the forecast had foretold. We had a day with insane wind speeds 30 ms (meter per second) and the temperature was almost always around zero celsius. The locals told us that we had some very unlucky weather, it usually is not this cold during late april and fishing is usually good. The water temperature was never above +4 C during our entire week and that means slow fishing. We met a few anglers and there seems to have been some very good fishing just days before this cold front hit. 90cm trout had been caught and many in the 80cm range. After the cold weather hit, most people fishing the lake had very slow fishing. All in all, our trip was a success, we only had 2 days when we didn’t catch any fish and I also managed to catch a very large one. The last 2 days of the trip was warm and we had around +6-9 C and hardly no wind, this made fish a lot more active and we could see a lot of rising trout and some where very large. I estimated a few to be around 8-10kg, when the head of a large fish like that breaks the surface all those slow hours in the cold are forgotten and your body just feels warm and full of energy again. Its jaw dropping stuff and it´s very addictive fishing.
Be sure to check out my guided trips to this place for 2016 here: https://fantasticmrtrout.com/guided-fishing-trips/iceland-the-land-of-monster-trout/ maybe you can catch a dream trout yourself.
On friday I am leaving for a week of fishing in Iceland. A bit early to visit Iceland some might think, but the largest trout are landed during the very early season. Checking the weather report was a major disappointment and something I quickly regret doing.
The forecast is not looking very promising and I know that checking the weather before an overseas trip is pointless. you will be there no matter what the weather look like so why punish yourself. Whispers from Iceland had also told me that there is even some ice left on the lake, but some areas are open. I quickly grabbed my phone and sent my Icelandic friend a panic text message. This guy also happens to be a fly fishing guide in Iceland and should be up to date with this kind of info.
He replied with a photo and the words: Don´t worry, it will be ok.
He had managed to land a 91cm trout yesterday. I Guess I can stop worrying about the cold weather, the Icelandic trout are used to it.
More updates to follow.
Fantastic Mr Trout
A short update.
Tomorrow me and some others members in the ASI team” http://www.arcticsilver.no/ “are leaving for the Danish coastline. We are going to fish for the danish sea trout and I am super excited. The danish sea trout are known for being very large and I hope we get lucky. I will post as many photos as I can during these 4 days in Denmark so keep watching this website.
While I am on the subject of sea trout, the trout season is finally on here in Sweden and the fishing has been very good. It is prime time to visit Sweden and try catching one of these yourself. The pike fishing is also very good at the moment and I hope to have some time for that in May when I have returned from my trout trip to Iceland.
Anyway, there will be more news about Iceland in the coming week so keep an eye out.
All the best
Fantastic Mr Trout