Hafralónsá er vatnsmikil dragá á norð-austur horni landsins – innst í Þistilfirði í um 700 km fjarlægð frá Reykjavík. Áin er ein af vatnsmestu ám norðausturlands , laxgeng um það bil 28 kílómetra, með um 55 merkta veiðistaði.
Veiðisvæði árinnar er magslungið og tignarlegt. Þar skiptast á gljúfur með miklum hamraveggjum og fallegar malarbreiður og hefur áin orð á sér fyrir að vera í senn hrikaleg og krefjandi.
Veiðin á vatnasvæði Hafralónsár hefur verið mjög sveiflukennd líkt og í öðrum ám á þessu landsvæði, en gjarnan hefur áin státað af mestri laxgengd laxveiðiánna í Þistilfirði. Við Hafralónsá er ágætt veiðihús með sex tveggja manna herbergjum.
Hafralónsá er að mestu veidd með fjórum dagsstöngum og í neðri hluta árinnar er silungasvæði sem gjarnan gefur vel af bleikju og sjóbirtingi. Sleppiskylda er á laxi í ánni og er þar eingöngu veitt á flugu.
700km frá Rvk
24 June - 20 September.
350 Laxar (40ár)
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The Hafralonsa offers 55 named pools over its 28 km length. Below the canyon the valley opens up with tundra like vegetation circled by looming brooding mountains. The river rises at its source in the hills and runs through several kilometres of trout and char fishing before cascading over the stunning upper waterfall. Early in the season the salmon run throughout the river as far as to the top pool, which has a glassy tail to it, offering ideal fish spotting opportunities and testing fly-fishing. Hafralonsa is fished with two to six rods. When fishing the upper canyon and the inland moorlands the rods do not return to the lodge at midday. They go fully equipped with food in the mornings for the whole day and have access to a small lodge high up the river. The pools on Hafralonsa almost invariably lend themselves to the fly. In most cases a plan of attack can be made on the high bank before being carried out at the water’s edge, targeting the most likely fish within the crystal clear pools. This is seriously wild and challenging fishing as it involves a lot of walking and bumping along a rocky path in a 4×4. The salmon are big and there is also some excellent trout and char fishing as well to add a little variety. The river is fly only and strictly catch and release..
The lowest catch was in 1980, 110 fish, but the top is 709 in 1988.
23 June - 22 September.
Mid July - late August.
28km long, double bank, 55 pools.
Average is 256 salmon.
Self catering or full board.
Strictly fly only and catch/release.
Hofsá is yet another glorious northern Iceland salmon river and, again like the Selá, is blessed with the most beautiful fly-fishing water. It is one of Iceland´s most prolific rivers, has seven beats and is perfect for a single or double –handed rods. Salmon can run 30 kilometers up to a large waterfall. The river follows strict conservation measures and produces plenty of fish in the 20-lbs range.
Sport fishing in Iceland was developed by traditional British anglers who were soon followed by American sport fishers. For many years the Hofsá has been a river enjoyed by royals, lords and dignitaries from across the world.
The Hofsá lodge has 7 double rooms and 2 single rooms. The food and service is very good. The living room has a good view over the river and bright Icelandic summer nights
June 25th –September 20th.
900 Laxar (5ár)
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