Lake Thingvellir- home of the Monsters

Lake Thingvellir is the second biggest lake in Iceland and reaches 114m at it´s deepest point. The brown trout that live in Lake Thingvellir can reach an incredible size. Records show that it was not uncommon to catch 20-30 pound brown trout a few years ago. There was a setback to fishing when Steingrímsstod hydroelectic plant was bulit 1959 at the southern end of the lake which impacted on the brown trout population in the the lake. But the lake is starting to regain its reputation as the lake with "THE KING" trout now being caught quite regularly. The population of the trout has also increased steadily in the past few years, thanks to on going support from the Icelandic Government. Thingvellir is becoming known as the lake containing monster trout or trophy trout in Iceland. There is every chance that if you are fishing in this lake that you will catch the largest fish of your life. Brown trout up to 17.5 kg have been caught in the lake in the past few years and rumors exist that there are even bigger fish in the lake. Fishing in  Lake Thingvellir last year was very good with a few fish around 15 kg caught  and several bigger than 9 kg trout being caught as well.  Many anglers won´t talk about their catch and where they have caught them but there are rumours of many huge trout that have been caught and then released recently.

 

 


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