The West Ranga is in many
ways the same as the East Ranga, although much differs one from the other.
The West Ranga is a totally spring fed river and there is hardly a river in
the country with more stable water levels which is worth its weight in gold
when it comes to
fishing. On the West Ranga
anglers do not encounter the nightmare of all Salmon anglers, low water! The
West Ranga has a huge smolt program upon which its fishing is based.
Annual catches have ranged from 1000 to 1600 Salmon in a single
season. This river used to have large runs of big Sea Trout and
some Sea Char as well. These stocks are not what they used to be. The
upper reaches have also some of Iceland’s biggest Brown Trout and they
are still taken each season, often 10 to 14 pounders.
See fishing Statistics.
The distance from the capital is about 100 km.