Salmon fishing has been polished here in Iceland since the principal pilgrims showed up here in the late 800 AD. Nets were generally utilized, yet now individuals banter if our predecessors fished by a fishing rod or not. (A fine subject to banter on, as nobody can demonstrate his point)

Not long after 1860 English and Scottish courteous fellows came here to look for salmon. They frequented streams in the south-west zone, for example, the Ellidaár, Grímsá, Langá, Thverá, and Norduá. Some even purchased all fishing rights in streams, similar to the Elliðaár and the Langá. This proceeded for the following 50 years until the First World War shut down it. Regardless of whether a portion of the fishers returned after the war the participation was rarely the equivalent.

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In late 1960 some American fishermen rediscovered the Icelandic salmon fly fishing and before long turned into the most well-known foreign anglers in Iceland. In the most recent years, the number of European fishers has expanded, and at this point, the equivalent of the Americans.

The inflow of foreign fishermen expanded the interest for good fishing and raised the costs significantly, so nearby anglers were not under any condition satisfied. At this point, this debate has settled and Icelandic fishermen recognize that salmon fishing is an expensive sport.