This is one of the top rivers, producing
a thousand salmon in 1998 and at least 5000 sea char. This river can be
even more productive and has given 1400 to 1600 fish in an extreme top
season. People are expectant of such a season in 1999, as the grilse
runs of 1998 were good and the smolt leaving during that summer were
numerous and healthy. This is a 6-7 rod river and has a very good
tributary, the Fitja. It is also one of the main rivers for ultra large
salmon by Icelandic standards. We are then speaking of fish in the 18 to
26 pound region. Fish up to 30-32 pounds have been taken in recent years. The
Vididalsa has a fine lodge with full board and lodging.
The lodge has recently been improved a great
deal to add to the anglers comfort. The Vididalsa has a sea char section close to the
estuaries as many other rivers in the north. In fact it does not empty into the sea but a
huge half saline lagoon. The char fishing can at times be incredible and the fish have a
good average weight.
Along the edges
of the Storisandur
are rich cold spring areas, which feed the rivers Vididalsa and
Vatnsdalsa in the North.