The angling season’s first salmon was caught by Bjarni Júlíusson, chairman of the Reykjavík Angling Club, after only eight minutes in Norðurá in Borgarfjörður, west Iceland, on Tuesday. The event marked the beginning of the season.
Angling in Iceland. Archive photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The season was off to a good start because one hour after Bjarni got his catch by the waterfall Laxfoss, two other salmons were caught in the same location. The anglers started fishing at 7 am and by noon they had landed eight fish, ruv.is reports.
According to visir.is, angling in the river Blanda in north Iceland was equally successful on the first day of the season; at the end of the day, a total of 26 salmons had been caught in both rivers. The largest fish came from Blanda, weighing 17 pounds.