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Season

June to September

Capacity

12 rods per week

Species

Atlantic Salmon and Brown Trout…

LOCATION
On the river Langa, Iceland: about an hour up the west coast, north of Reykjavik.

PRIMARY SPECIES
Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout.

SEASON OF OPERATION
Roughly June 10 to September 18.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
There are no set arrival and departure days. Guests are free to book, based on first come first serve space availability.

ACCOMMODATIONS
The lodge on the Langa is superb. Sitting imposingly atop a cliff not far from the coast, the lodge has a magnificent view over the river. There are 8 twin rooms with private bathroom facilities. The catering is first class with well-respected Icelandic chefs looking after your every need.

DESTINATION CAPACITY
Angling capacity is 12 rods per week.

THE FISHING
The River Langa is one of the finest Salmon rivers in Iceland and has rightly earned worldwide acclaim. Thanks to ongoing ecological works the river benefits from almost 100 documented, individual pools. The river has benefited from the construction of a number of Fish Ladders increasing both fish habitat and resultant fishing. A water-regulating dam at the source means that the Langa has a sound and steady flow whatever the weather. These improvements as well as the beauty of the falls combine to create a spectacular fishing environment with powerful, hard fighting fish.

The river Langa fishes 12 rods in the prime weeks, divided into four rods per beat fishing three beats, each beat fishing two rods on the upper and two rods on the lower section. Ranking well into the top ten most prolific Salmon rivers in Iceland, Langa maintains its water height with a flow control from the top lake Langavatn. This means that even in low water conditions for other nearby rivers, Langa has enough water stored to maintain good flow rate for up to four weeks.

Langa is ideally suited to single-handed rods with floating lines, best married with small flies and tubes in patterns such as the legendary ‘Langa Fancy’. Other favourites include the Red Frances, Sunray Shadow and almost any micro-tube, especially when hitched. With such a large array of recognised pools and falls there is a great diversity of fishing water. Almost all pools are easily accessible with well-constructed access tracks allowing anglers of all ages an easy access to the pristine fishing.

Langa fishes 12 rods in pairs on 3 beats with four rods per beat. The pairs switch between the upper part of the beat and the lower within the session. There is private road access to the entire river. Some pools require a walk from the track and others require a small climb down to the pools. Many pools benefit from not being approached from above due to shadowing the pool and it is often best to cross the river and travel down to the next pools without spooking fish. It is highly recommended that you carry a small waterproof rucksack or similar so you can spend as much time fishing as possible without returning to your guide’s car.

BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
New all terrain vehicles transport guests to the fishing areas. All fishing is done on foot.
This is a fly fishing only location.

GETTING THERE
Guests will fly to Kevlavik Airport, (Reykjavik). From there it is a 40-minute drive to a Reykjavik hotel, or a drive of about 90 minutes directly to the lodge. We handle all the logistics of guest transfers from the airport to the lodge and back to ensure reliability

Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle international airfare, airport to lodge transfers, as well as a host of other services relating to your trip. Please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703 for assistance.

Please be aware that you will not be allowed to pass through airport security with your waders and fishing tackle unless you have a veterinary letter confirming that your equipment has been sterilized or else agree to have your equipment sterilized at the airport which is both time consuming and expensive by comparison.

INCLUDED IN PRICE

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

All visitors to Iceland require a passport valid for at least three months beyond their intended stay. American, Canadian, British and Australian citizens do not require visas and can stay in the country for up to three months and this stay can easily be extended by visiting the local police station or contact the Directorate of Immigration.

RATES FOR 2016-17
7 nights - 6 full days of fishing - $10,250 USD - $12,500 USD

4 nights - 3 full days of fishing - $5,200 USD - $6,400 USD