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Salmon Fishing is Better than in an Average Year

Salmon fishing in Iceland’s rivers has fallen short thus far of last year’s phenomenal catch. But despite this, fishermen have still been pleased.

Reykjavík has its own salmon river, Ellidaár. The city’s mayor, Vilhjálmur Th. Vilhjámsson, caught the first salmon this year and the catch so far has been satisfactory. However, Morgunbladid reports that fishing without a permit has increased in recent years. Curators say that the culprits are usually of foreign origin and claim ignorance. Language difficulties often make it difficult to explain that the river is not open to all.

Similarly, some people have been caught hunting ducks at the local pond in Reykjavík.

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