The Arctic char catch has been extremely good at Þingvallavatn lake this year, RÚV reports. In fact, there hasn’t been as good a fishing season at the lake since the turn of the century.
In spite of this year’s dismal weather, fisherman who have been willing to be patient have been handsomely rewarded for their efforts this year. “People are getting a lot of four, five, and six-pound char this year,” reported Ingimundur Bergsson, who oversees the fishing permit program. “...There’s a much higher proportion of bigger fish now, so we’ve been having something of a feast here.” This comes as a particular relief to those who had worried that the char stock was in decline after several poor seasons.
Fisherman permitted to use flies, jigs, and worms, but Ingimundur says that flies are the best.