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Gudmundur and late summer salmon from Sogid

Sogid (Sogið) is Iceland’s biggest volume clear river and quite an impressive river. It has a tranquil look to it as it passes through its valley hardly breaking up a white tip, but this appearance belies the power. The undercurrent is such that it makes Sogid a dangerous river unless the mind is clear to the danger. It is the only Icelandic river requiring the use of life vests and rightly so. However do not be put off. If care is taken then all should be well, especially if newcomers to the river hire themselves an able guide. Sogid is in the south of Iceland. It stems from one of Iceland’s biggest inland lakes, Thingvallavatn were the site of the first free parliament in the world is to be found. Thingvellir is a national park and is not only historically important to Iceland, it has some seriously beautiful scenery as well plus a prolific and interesting trout fishery consisting of inland char and one of the oldest living strains of native brown trout in the world, with specimens exceeding 20 pounds!

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