Brown trout and Arctic char fishing is our specialty and we are constantly adding the best fishing options to our selection.
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With just a few weeks until the trout season gets underway here in Iceland it's easy to forget yourself daydreaming about warmer days on the water. Iceland remains relatively safe from the COVID19 pandemic and is ranked "Green" or "Safe" with domestic infections being record low compared to the rest of the world. Travel to […]
A few years ago our friends from FlyLords visited us and they just released a video from the trip. Enjoy!
With the fishing season officially ending in Iceland on October 20th, we thought it be nice to take a look back on this season in photo form. If you missed part 1, check it out here: 2020 photos review, part 1 Today we are taking a look at some photos from Tungnaá, Kaldakvísl and River […]
With the fishing season officially ending in Iceland yesterday(October 20th), we thought it be nice to take a look back on this season in photo form. Over the next few days, we will be posting photos from different areas. Today we are starting with Tungufljót, Norðlingafljót, Lake Thingvallavatn, and Sandá We recommend clicking a photo […]
Our friend Eiður Kristjánsson makes some fantastic tying videos of some of our favorite flies for Iceland. His videos are in Icelandic but with English CC and descriptions. Here are few of our favorites: The classic Icelandic nymph "Beykir": Dry fly "Toppfluga" The simple but deadly "peacock" You can see some more of […]
The fishing season in the Tungufljót river started on April 1st. The first few days of the season were tough with cold conditions and ice on parts of the river. But with warming temperatures, the fishing kicked into high gear. The group that fished the river between 9-11 of April caught over 50 browns on 2 rods […]
This is part two of our series on flies for Iceland. Check out part one Salmon Flies here Looking for what trout nymphs to tie or buy for your Iceland trip? Below we have assembled a list of our favorites. Many are your classic trout nymphs that are universal, others are local favorites, but they are […]
This is part one of our series of flies for Iceland. Looking for what salmon flies to tie or buy for your Iceland trip? Below we have assembled a list of our favorites. Take a look at any Salmon logbook in Iceland and you will see these names over and over again. Red Frances (and […]
Below you'll find information on the Fly Fishing lodges we run and accommodation options we recommend for a few of the different areas of Iceland we operate in. Accommodations range from wild camping to fishing lodges (luxury and basic), countryside guesthouses and high-end hotels. The (Southern) Highlands - The Highland Fishing Lodge Servicing Kaldakvísl, Tungnaá and the […]
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Fish Partner is very happy to announce we have been selected as the winner of the prestigious Travel & Hospitality Awards in the category of Learning Experience of the Year 2020 for Iceland. We would like to take the chance to thank all our clients for your continued support and an extra thanks to whoever nominated […]
We have started booking for the 2020 Icelandic fishing season. Contact us for the fishing vacation of your dreams. Lake Þingvallvatn has already started to fill up for prime time for the big browns (April 15th-June 15th) as well as lots of requests for the main Arctic Char period (June-August). A new full-service Fish Partner […]
We at Fish Partner are proud to announce we have been named an Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Outfitter. Several decades ago, Orvis embarked on a mission to make planning a world-class fly-fishing or wingshooting adventure easier. We found a unique way to do this by creating the Orvis-Endorsed Program. The Orvis endorsement […]
Our good friends from Moonshine Fly rods and BlackMountainCinema came to visit us last August along with the guys from FlyFishingJourneys and TroutandFeather and they just put together a fantastic video and trip report from there time here in Iceland Iceland - Moonshine Fly Rods from Black Mountain Cinema on Vimeo. Moonshine Trip Report […]
Iceland doesn't have many species of freshwater fish, but the ones we do are all wild and native, and the ones you catch in Iceland are among the best sport fishing species in the world. Atlantic Salmon - Salmo Salar - The Fish Of Kings For many anglers, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) is the ultimate […]
Fish Partner has decided to request all anglers use a lifejacket at Lake Thingvallavatn. The lake is a beautiful place and an outdoor paradise, but, needs to be treated with respect as it is a deep and cold lake. To facilitate this Fish partner will be putting in boxes at each of our private beats […]
The Fishing Season in Iceland lasts from April 1st until October 20th, but within that period you will face multiple different conditions, species to target and fishing methods based on the month or week. So let us break down the season month by month April: April 1st is the open day for several trout rivers […]
For the 2020 season some new regulations will apply for the Highlands and Villingavatn fisheries. Most important of the changes to the regulations are the following: Barbless (or crushed barb) hooks are now mandatory. Usage of barbed hooks will no longer be permitted in Kaldakvísl, Tungnaá or Villingavatn. Mandatory nets, with a strong suggestion of […]
The south-central Highlands are one of Fish Partner's main bases of operation, and it’s an area that will leave no fisherman disappointed. But what can you expect on a trip to the Highlands? Our three private rivers there: The Kaldakvísl (16+ miles long) and Tungnaá (8 miles long) are fished with 4 rods each and […]
Having the right flies can be crucial for your fishing trip so we've compiled a list of some of our favorite flies to use in the Highland rivers of Kaldakvísl and Tungnaá as well as the surrounding lakes and streams. These are just some of the flies we use and know to be effective but […]
Last summer we had the privilege of hosting two photographers/writers from Hatch Magazine, Earl Harper and Chad Shmukler. They have now published an article and photo essay about there trip. They visited multiple areas, including the Highlands, Big Laxá and Þingvellir We will let their words and photography speak for itself, see the following link: […]
If you have looked into fishing in Iceland you have probably heard the term "ice age brown trout" and seen people rave about their size and strength. But what exactly is an ice age brown trout, how do they differ from a regular brown trout and why are they so highly praised and sought after? […]
Fish Partner has founded the Icelandic Fly Fishing Academy. The Academy is an education center focused on passing on knowledge and new skills to fly fishing and outdoor enthusiast. Another aim of the Academy is to increase new recruitment into the sport, especially among children, young people, and minority groups in the sport. The Academy is […]
We are proud to announce that for the 2019 season Gljúfrá in Húnavatnssýsla area will be available exclusively to Fish Partner clients. This beautiful three-rod river whose name, Gljúfurá, means "canyon river" offers a little bit of everything Icelandic fishing has to offer. The lower section of the river has a great number of sea-run […]
Last Saturday the annual "Trout Walk" took place, where biologist Jóhannes Sturlaugsson leads guests on a walk up Öxará river viewing the thousands of brown trout that come to the river for spawning. Sturlaugsson also presents some of his research into the life cycle and behavior of Lake Thingavallavatn famous "ice-age" trout. The small and […]
Fish Partner has started to operate the Kaldárhöfði beat in the southern part of Lake Thingvallavatn. The Kaldárhöfði beat (beat 4) is in the southmost part of Lake Thingvallavatn where River Sog runs from the lake. The beat also stretches south into Lake Úlfljótsvatn. 2018 is the first year Fish Partner offers fishing in this […]
Having the right flies can be crucial for your fishing trip so we´ve compiled a list of some of our favorite flies to use in the Highland rivers of Kaldakvísl and Tungnaá as well as the surrounding lakes and streams. Nymphs: Nymphs and emergers make a huge amount of the brown trout’s and Arctic […]
Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), or Bleikja (Pinky) in Icelandic, is a member of the Salmonidae family (along with other char, trout and salmon) and it is the most widespread freshwater fish species found in Iceland. It inhabits a wide range of habitat from lakes and small mountain streams to roaring glacier rivers, but throughout its […]
Fish Partner, Wish4Fish and the Fly Fishing Show present the VIKING HATCH! The Fly Fishing Show Edison After Party! Giveaways, Raffles, Beer Cast and Icelandic Rotten Shark Eating Contest! Live painting featuring Jessica Callihan Sponsored by Abel Reels, Ross Reels, Tacky Fly Fishing, Alpine Leisure Co, Blue Halo, Einstök Beer, Cassette Optics, Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe Follow the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1924807201182936/?notif_t=event_description_mention¬if_id=1516371455097331 or click the image on the […]
The south-central Highlands are one of Fish Partner´s main bases of operation, and it’s an area that will leave no fisherman disappointed. But what can you expect on a trip to the Highlands? Our three private rivers there: The Kaldakvísl (16+ miles long) and Tungnaá (8 miles long) are fished with 4 rods each and […]
It is show season and therefore we have our 2018 brochure out! See the viewing window below and click full screen for a better view. Fish Partner will be attending the following shows: Denver - The Fly Fishing Show, 5-7 January Edison - The Fly Fishing Show, 26-28 January Pleasanton - The Fly Fishing Show, […]
The Hidden is finally out! Western Waters Media officially posted their winning film from IF4 2017 free to the public. Some of you may have seen it at the IF4 festival last year. For those of you who haven't seen it, it is worth 15 minutes of your life. Fish Partner had the privilege of […]
As some of you know we at Fish Partner always have an annual lottery for a fishing trip in Iceland. Participants have entered by subscribing to our newsletter on the Fly Fishing Show. The prize this year is a fishing trip in Iceland - two days trip with a guide in the Icelandic Highlands! Winners […]
“The Hidden” was recently named the best film at the IF4 Film Festival. Fish Partner is honored to be a part of this great project. Congratulations and big thanks to our friends who made this happen Spencer Higa Derek Olthuis Phil Tuttle and Cortney Boice! The Hidden will be available online shortly. We will keep you posted!
The legendary ice age brown trout of Lake Thingvallavatn is surely a fish of a lifetime for many anglers. We at Fish Partner operate five exclusive beats in Lake Thingvallavatn. The prime-time, May, is selling out quick, so for those who have not yet booked their trip, you better act fast. For more information the trout […]
River Sandá runs quietly through the woods of valley Þjórsárdalur in south Iceland. Located only 1.5 hrs drive from Reykjavík, Sandá is an excellent option for Atlantic salmon fishing day tours. The salmon runs late in Sandá and does not really start to run until the first rains in the fall (late August or September). […]
We are proud to present our new Website! The new site has more information and is more accessible than before. We have added all our new beats and plenty of day tour options. Our latest addition is our Fish Partner Experiences – multi-day tours designed by our specialists. We hope that you will enjoy our new […]