Thingvellir – Home of the ´Monster brown trout´
Lake Thingvelir is the second biggest lake in Iceland and reaches 114m at its deepest point. The brown trout that lives in lake Thingvellir can reach an incredible size. Records show that it was not uncommon to catch 20 to 30 pound. (9 kg to 14 kg) brown trout. There was setback to fishing when the Steingrímsstod hydroelectric plant was built in 1959 at the southern end of the lake which impacted on the brown trout population in the lake. But the lake is starting to regain its reputation as the lake with ´THE KING´ trout now being caught quite regularly. The population of the trout has been increasing steadily in the past few years, thank´s to ongoing support of the Icelandic Government. Thingvellir is becoming known as the lake containing monster trout or trophy trout in Iceland. There is every change that if you are fishing in this lake that you will catch the largest fish of your life. Brown trout up to 15 kg have been caught in the lake in the past few years and rumors that there are even bigger fish. Fishing in the Lake Thingvellir last year was very good with few 15 kg and several trout bigger than 9 kg trout being caught even through I know that many anglers won´t talk about their catch and where they have caught them.
Brown trout over 10 kg are caught every year.
Season: 1 Mai – 15 September.
High season: for brown trout 1. of May till middle of June. Char about 10th of June till mid August.
Location: 45 min drive from Reykjavik
Average catch: Brown trout 0 to 6 trout a day. Char 0 to 25 char a day.
Suitable for: Individuals, groups & families
Notes: Catch & release (brown trout)
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