Iceland is a land of fascinating extremes, underneath these high glacial plateaus, lush green fields and valleys through which flow the greatest international collection of first class salmon rivers in the world.
The prime salmon season in Iceland is quite short; generally the earliest rivers start to fish in late June and by September it is all over. The rivers of the south west benefit from the Gulf Stream currents and offer substantial runs of fish, predominantly grilse. To the north and east, in the lee of the island and therefore colder than the south, the rivers see a much higher percentage of multi-sea winter fish and fish over twenty pounds are taken every year on most rivers.
The Sela is situated in an area of outstanding beauty and impressive terrain, which contributes to the diversity of fly water and fishable pools on offer. The fishing on the Sela is strictly fly only, catch and release. There is also a daily limit of 10 fish per rod. In places the fishing is not easily accessed but ropes and rails are in place to help. The fishing is varied throughout the river with deep canyon sections that offer very visual fishing to fast drawing pools with plenty of underwater structure.