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