Largest salmon to be caught so far this summer in Iceland

Arnór Maximilian Luckas was fishing with his father, Karl Udo in the Laxa salmon river in Aðaldalur last night when he caught a salmon measuring 101 cm and weighing 22 pounds and another measuring 108 cm and 28 pounds.  

When asked by about the experience of landding a 108 cm long salmon he says, "It was incredible. My father and I just sat there on the river bank and didn't really understand what had just happened."

His first salmon was caught using a Metallica fly and the second using a fly called Kolskeggs túpa. "I was in shock. When we were fighting the fish we barely said a word, we just whispered as if it could hear us. But when we had released it back into the river we laughed. It was incredible." 


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