Small water sea-run brown trout fishing

Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur

Jónskvísl and Sýrlækur rivers are located about 285km from Reykjavík just west of the small village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur. Jónskvísl is a tributary of the famous Grenilækur river and Sýrlækur is, in turn, a tributary of Jónskvísl. The 2 rivers are most known for their large(both in size of runs and size of fish) sea-run brown trout but it also holds sizable stocks of Arctic Char that can be up to 6 pounds in size, and resident browns. Like Grenilækur, Jónkvísl enjoys a relatively early run of sea run-browns with the runs coming in mid-July and fishing remaining consistent for them until the end of the season on October 20th. As the 2 rivers are relatively small in size, upstream nymphing has proved the most effective fishing method though one should not shy away from swinging streamers when the opportunity presents its self.

 

Lodge

The lodge is located right on the water and is a small and cozy self-catering lodge with all necessary amenities. On the ground floor you'll find the bathroom and shower, a bedroom with a queen-size bed, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living room with a pull-out couch, from the living room there is a patio door out to the deck.  Upstairs there's a 2nd bedroom with 3 single beds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance from Reykjavík: 285 km(155 miles)
Fishing season: 20. June - 20. October
Average size: 5-10 pounds
Number of rods: 3
Tackle: #5-7 single handed
Best flies: Streamers and nymphs
Accommodation: Fossá cabin

Photos from Jónskvísl/Sýrlækur

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