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Icelandic Salmon Season Over

The rivers Ytri-Rangá and Hólsá, South Iceland, top a list of Iceland’s best salmon rivers in 2013, published in Morgunblaðið yesterday. The season recently came to a close.

fishing_fly_pkA fishing fly. Photo: Páll Kjartansson/Iceland Review.

A total of 5,230 salmon were caught in Ytri-Rangá & Hólsá this year, up from 4,252 last year. The summer of 2013 was a very good year, with one river, Stóra-Laxá, breaking its own record with 1,776 salmon, up by 1,013 in 2012.

Fish 70 cm or larger are released.

Below is the top 15 list with last year’s figures in brackets.

1. Ytri-Rangá & Hólsá, South Iceland, 5,230 (4,252)

2. Eystri-Rangá, South Iceland, 4,457 (2,930)

3. Miðfjarðará, Northwest Iceland, 3,667 (1,610)

4. Þverá & Kjarrá, West Iceland, 3,356 (738)

5. Norðurá, West Iceland, 3,351 (953)

6. Langá, West Iceland, 2,815 (1,098)

7. Blanda, Northwest Iceland, 2,611 (832)

8. Haffjarðará, West Iceland, 2,158 (1,146)

9. Stóra-Laxá, South Iceland, 1,776 (673)

10. Selá, Northeast Iceland, 1,664 (1,507)

11. Grímsá, West Iceland, 1,636 (477)

12. Laxá í Kjós, Southwest Iceland, 1,248 (525)

13. Hofsá, Northeast Iceland, 1,203 (1,008)

14. Elliðaár, Reykjavík, Southwest Iceland, 1,145 (830)

15. Vatnsdalsá, Northwest Iceland, 1,116 (327)

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