Norðlingafljót

Nordlingafljót is a sizable river in the uplands east of the Borgarfjördur district.  It is not passable for salmon directly from the sea, but a leaseholder used to stock it by grown salmon from a salmon ranching operation at Hraunsfjördur.   

 

There is some talk on building fishways to make it a self sustaining salmon river, but no plans have been made yet.  On the other hand the lease holders has started their own salmon ranching operation at the Hafnará river. It seems to be working moderately well.  Hopefully they will be able to keep the Norðlingafljót fishery this way in years to come.

Catch statistics for

Date Salmon Trout Rods
Jul. 26676
Aug. 21226
Aug. 92556
Aug. 165486
Aug. 236906
Aug. 308066
Sep. 68936
Sep. 139366
Sep. 209755
Sep. 279905
Sep. 309975

Total catch per year

Year Salmon Trout
2017997
2016634
2015640
2013541
2012304
2011680
2010590