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Default Iceland enjoys superb 2009 season

Iceland’s salmon catches continue their success story. In the last five years the national annual wild salmon catch has doubled its long term average.

Every year many of the best-known rivers break their old records and the Haffjardará, Thverá, Nordurá and Langá have all done extremely well in 2009. So has the Rangá river system and the Breiddalsá. The Selá, NASF’s model river, has probably set something of a world record by providing salmon catches that have been consistently over 2,000 during the last ten years

The front runners in terms of records this year are likely to be the Midfjardará, Blanda, Fljótaá, Hrutafjardará, Vatnsdalsá, Svalbarðsá, Búdardalsá, Laxá in Refasveit and Húseyjarkvísl. All have beaten their previous best catch. However, a relatively unknown river called the Fljótaá has also suddenly emerged among the 2009 winners.

The 2009 salmon is coming to an end and the total Icelandic rod catch is predicted to be about 72.000, making it the second best year in the country’s angling history. In the last five years Iceland’s salmon catches have gone from strength to strength and the national totals now continually exceed the old record years

The five best salmon years in Iceland so far: 2008 = 84,124 salmon --2009 = 72,000 -- 2005 = 55,168 -- 2007 = 53,703 -- 1978 = 52,679.

The rivers on the north west coast have been exceptionally productive this year with several breaking their former records. These include the Miðfjarðará, Blanda, Hrútafjarðará, Fljótaá, Svalbarðsá, Búðardalsá, Laxá í Refasveit and Húseyjarkvísl. Several other rivers have come close to making record catches.

From Orri Vigfusson, NASF
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