As I wrote yesterday, What a difference a day makes. After an appalling day of brutal weather and difficult fishing, we were greeted this morning by bright sunshine and very little wind. I headed out with guests Paul and Clint, guided by young Jacob, a Swede. At the second spot we tried, fish started rising furiously, and it wasn’t long before Paul and Clint had a double of beautiful chars. Finely calibrated scientific measurements confirmed that Paul’s was one centimeter longer.
Our luck was being replicated by every other group, spread around the valley. Everyone caught big fish, and a few anglers caught more char than they had in the previous two days combined. All under a glorious sun, on a day that offered clear views of the surrounding mountains, including the volcano Hekla. I never imagined we’d see a day like this in Iceland.
Rather than having me just blather on, enjoy these great images of a banner day for the whole group. Back at the lodge, everyone was simply buzzing with excitement, as they swapped stories and shared pictures, as well as sunburns. We leave the highlands tomorrow and head to Lake Þingvallavatn (Thingvallavatn) in southwestern Iceland, home to some truly giant brown trout, for two more days of fishing.
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