Svartá in Bárðardalur
Svartá in Bárdardalur is situated in the northern highlands, about an hour drive from the town Akureyri. Svartá offers a gorgeous trout water before joining the main glacier river Skjálfandafljót. The rivers source Lake Svartárvatn and the many small springs on the south and east bed of the lake are important spawning grounds for the huge Svartá Brown trout population.
Svartá has a high percentage of Brown trout in the 3-6 lbs category. There is a new challenge around every bend of the river. Svartá is under the stewardship of just three farms and their management of this remarkable resource has been most commendable. The river has the tradition of being fly only. A catch and release policy has been maintained for a long time. Therefore, the fishing pressure remains light. Sanctuary areas have been established in the upper river where absolutely no fishing is allowed. This has paid back handsomely as the annual average total catch has frequently been 600 – 700 Brown trout.
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