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Kárahnjúkar dam good for fishing

By Iceland Review

Fishing agency Strengir has made an agreement with Jökla fishing company about selling trial fishing licenses for the new body of water the Karahnjúkar dam has created in east Iceland.

When the glacial river Jökulsá á Brú/Dal was dammed at the end of September, it turned into a stream, now known as Jökla, potentially favorable for salmon fishing. Fréttabladid reports.

Fishing agency Strengir will sell 12 licenses a day next summer to try out the reduced body of water. The goal is to find out where the best fishing areas are and turn Jökla into a money-maker for the landowners in the area. The stream is believed to have great potential for salmon fishing.

The earlier glacial river was not considered good for fishing as it was full of mud and its stream was too powerful for fish to thrive. But Jökla provides good conditions for both salmon and trout.

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