Flókadalsá

Flókadalsá is one of the smaller rivers to join the Hvitá system at Borgarfjorður and comes in from the east to join Hvitá at a point some 10 km from the sea at Borganes. From Reykjavik the river is reached in about an hour´s drive.

 

The river is 35 km long, drains an area of 160 km², and the main fishing is found in the first 13 km of river up to Lambafoss. The foss is now passable and fish are able to access the upper river to spawn in,  but this area is not used for fishing. This access to extra spawning areas may be one of the factors contributing to the river’s improved average catch from 350 to the present one.

 

It is a very pretty river flowing through a variety of scenery ranging from heathland in the upper reaches, to a small gorge about 3 km above its junction with the Hvitá.  In general the river’s character is rocky and fast flowing and has a width of between 15 and 25 metres. The river is ideal for lightweight fly-fishing and small flies are very effective in the prime weeks.

 

The season runs from 18 June to 26 September and the prime time is between 10 July to 20 August.  Fishing is for three rods and the current five-year average catch is 636. Fishing with fly or worm is allowed, spinners are not allowed. Anglers may keep the first six fish each day, after that all further fish must be released.

 

 The river owners have done away with the old lodge and recently built a new well equipped self-catering lodge.  It has four double bedrooms, kitchen and w.c. with shower.

 

Contact:

Sigurður Jakobsson, Varmalæk, 311 Borgarnes.

Tel: +354 435 1442.  Mob: + 354 862 2822.

Catch statistics for

Date Salmon Trout Rods
Jun. 21263
Jun. 28583
Jul. 51413
Jul. 121923
Jul. 192393
Jul. 262613
Aug. 22783
Aug. 93003
Aug. 163203
Aug. 233413
Aug. 303703
Sep. 63883
Sep. 134013
Sep. 204113
Sep. 224233

Total catch per year

Year Salmon Trout
2017423
2016369
2015818
2014343
2013937
2012300
2011475
2010724
20097446
20087687
2007418
20064385
20054106
200452313
20033342
20024734
20013628
20003803
1999347
1998360
1997319
1996233
1995288
1994341
1993387
1992322
1991350
1990241
1989182
1988293
1987282
1986384
1985351
1984303
1983281
1982234
1981181
1980266
1979377
1978547
1977363
1976432
1975613
1974411