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Eric Clapton with his giant salmon on Friday.  .

Eric Clapton catches enormous salmon in Iceland

8 Aug One of the summer's biggest salmons to be caught was caught by no other than British musician Eric Clapton on Friday in the Vatnsdalsá river. The salmon measured 105 centimetres and it took Clapton 40 minutes to land it.

"He was so happy, I think he's still smiling!" Says guide Róbert Schmidt.

Eleven year old boy with a catch of a lifetime in West Iceland

11 Jul An 11 year old fishing enthusiast from Austria caught a catch of a lifetime by Suðureyri in Iceland’s West Fjords, a cod almost as big as himself. It weighed 20 kilos and 134cm, only 16cm shorter than the boy himself.

The great brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn last night.

26 pound brown trout caught in lake Þingvallavatn

24 Jun The population of brown trout that resides in lake Þingvallavatn can get very big, which makes it a popular lake for fishing. Last night Danish angler Nils Folmer Jörgensen caught a trout that weighed 26 pounds.

Andakílsá dam was built in was built in 1945-47.

Salmon fry accidentally killed off in Andakílsá River

7 Jun A dam in Andakílsá River was emptied, causing 15-18 thousand tons of sediment to flow down the river and fill up much of the river’s pools where salmon resides and spawns. Research has revealed that most of the salmon fry in the river is dead.

Gylfi Sigurðsson with his first salmon of the day.

Footballer Gylfi Sigurðsson lands the first salmon in Norðurá river

6 Jun Icelandic football player Gylfi Sigurðsson, a star of the Icelandic National Football team and of Swansea Football Club in Wales, landed the first salmon in Norðurá river last Saturday.

A fisherman catching Arctic char in a lake in Iceland.

Arctic char stocks depleting in Iceland's rivers and lakes

22 May "The big picture is that since the year 2000 there's been a near constant depletion of Arctic char in rivers and lakes," says Guðni Guðbergsson, marine specialist at the Iceland Marine Research Institute.

Jim Ratcliffe, the biggest single landowner in Iceland.

Biggest landowner in Iceland a British billionaire

26 Apr Jim Ratcliff has over the last year bought a lot of land in Iceland and is now one of the biggest single landowners in the country. And it’s all for the sake of the salmon, which he means to help preserve.

Fish farming is a rapidly growing industry in Iceland.

Farmed fish escapes from pens in Iceland

20 Feb Recently a large hole was found on one of the pens of a fish farm in the West Fjords. It’s not yet known how much fish has escaped. Anglers fear the effect on the ecosystem, on wild salmon and trout.

Laxá í Aðaldal is often referred to as the queen of Icelandic rivers for salmon fishing.

Best rivers for salmon fishing in Iceland

4 Jan Iceland is renowned for its nature, and a great way to enjoy it is to go fishing. Salmon fishing is very popular in Iceland and there are a few absolutely stunning rivers for that. Here is a list of our favourite rivers, with no regard to the price!

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