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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 […]

two brown trout caught in June of the Icelandic fishing season in lake thingvallvatn
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barbless fly for villingavatn and the highlands
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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, […]


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 […]

a man looking into the canyons of Kaldakvísl in the highlands
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a flybox of barbless hooks flies for the highlands and villingavatn
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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 […]


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 […]

nefji waterfall in the highland photo by hatch magazine
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2 men holding fly rods and a huge ice age brown trout
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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 […]


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 […]

A man spay casting in a beautiful river setting
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man holding large salmon from gljúfurá after salmon fishing in Iceland
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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 […]


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 […]

photo of a large brown trout in an aquarium at the trout walk
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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 […]


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 […]

a flybox of barbless hooks flies for the highlands and villingavatn
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arctic char caught by a guest of the highland fishing lodge
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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 […]


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&notif_id=1516371455097331 or […]

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a man looking into the canyons of Kaldakvísl in the highlands
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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 […]


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 […]

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cover photo from the hidden, spencer higa holding an ice age brown trout
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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 […]


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 […]

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cover photo from the hidden, spencer higa holding an ice age brown trout
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“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 […]


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. […]

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a beautiful male salmon from the Sandá river which is a late summer salmon river
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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 […]


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 […]

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