The right bank of the Sog looking downstream offers some wonderful salmon fishing as well as productive fishing for char with nymph and dry fly. The river has sizeable fish of both species. This is proper double-handed rod fishing for salmon while a four or five weight rod would be perfect for the char. If you seek a charming location on a large but clear Icelandic river, this is it! The river is very clear, some pools have very easy wading, others more tricky. There is plenty of salmon fishing for five rods and then you have the added bonus of some of the best char fishing in Iceland.
A double-handed rod of 12 to 14 ft is best with a floating line and the usual small Icelandic flies. The potential for good-sized fish is very real. Wading is mixed with some pools very easy, others more demanding. Emptying Lake Thingvallavatn makes for very clear water and stable water heights.
The lodge is a small, private set up away from any road noise. For 2022, the bedrooms vary in size but the lodge will be fully up to speed for 2023. The views out over the river and larger valley are beautiful. It really is an attractive, private setting. Fully catered with typical fine food..
Double-handed rods of 12 to 14 ft with a floating line are best for salmon fishing. A 3 to 5 weight for the char. 10 to 15lbs leaders are best but bring 18lb too. About 3lbs test is best for the char, maybe 4lbs. Full chest-waders and a wading stick are a must even though much of the wading is easy.
With nets now removed, catch and release in force, and the lodge upgrades, the Sog has real potential to be 'the' best big fish river in Iceland. Combine this with the great char fishing and the location of the lodge, it really is a tempting option. Close to Selfoss in the south-west of Iceland, the Sog is only 1 hr from Reykjavik's domestic airport and 90 minutes from Keflavik International Airport. It really is possible to fly in on the day you start fishing and fly out on the afternoon after fishing. For those wishing to overnight, we can make hotel and restaurant reservations.
Every trip to Iceland is different with a varying number of days fishing, possibly in different areas staying in different lodges and with or without non-fishing extensions. Therefore, once planned based on your choices and preferences, as well as choice of accommodation, every trip is by quotation.
Here are some really good opportunities in Iceland for the coming season:
The Kjarra - 18th to 21st July - ISK 1,125,580 for the rod - this prime time on a top five remote Icelandic river.