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Iceland: Fish Partner Expands to Include Battle Hill Lodge

June 22, 23
What: Our Icelandic friends at Fish Partner have gained access to three of Icelandā€™s most productive and beautiful sea-run brown trout rivers. Formerly restricted to use by local fishing clubs, the new lease at Battle Hill Lodge will allow international anglers to target true trophy brown trout and Atlantic salmon surrounded by what is considered some of the most stunning fishing landscapes in Iceland.

All three rivers at Battle Hill have one thing in common; they are all tributaries of the mighty glacial river SkaftaĢ. From the Battle Hill Lodge, anglers will cycle through each of the following waterways during their stay:

  • VatnamoĢt River: VatnamoĢt means ā€œRiver Junctionā€ in Icelandic. This place is often called the junction of junctions in Iceland. This is where the FossaaĢlar, GeirlandsaĢ, and HoĢˆrgsaĢ rivers meet the Mighty SkaftaĢ.
  • FossaĢlar River: This river is extremely beautiful and has diverse pools. Part of the Fossalar river is on Unescoā€™s natural heritage list, so you can imagine the beauty of the landscape in this area.
  • Geirlandsa River: Believed to be the main spawning tributary of the SkaftaĢ river, it is often called the most beautiful seatrout river in Iceland.
The rivers run in a volcanic area, so anglers experience fishing in lava fields and black sands surrounded by glaciers. Swinging with double-handed rods is common, as well as nymphing through some extremely pretty pools with a single-handed rod.

When: The fishing seasons at Battle Hill take place during the spring and fall. The spring season begins in mid-April and ends in mid-May, while the fall season takes place mid-august until October 20th. Packages consist of six days and include transportation to and from Reykjavik, a fishing license, top-rate accommodations, and all meals at the lodge. To learn more, contact Yellow Dog to discuss rates and availability.