About the FIRO
The Federation of Icelandic River Owners
is a union of all Icelandic River Associations in
In 1932 a special law on salmon and trout fishing was introduced in the country – The Salmon and Trout Act. Since then fishing for salmon in the sea has been prohibited and salmon is included with the fresh water fishes for regulatory purposes. Fishing of migratory fish species in the rivers are greatly restricted by controlling daily, weekly and annual fishing time and the number of rods to be used at any time.
The fishing rights in rivers and lakes are privately owned. And by law, the owners of every river or river systems have to create a fishery association where all holders of the fishing rights are obliged to be members of that association.
In addition it is included to the law that fisheries statistic of every river or lake shall be collected. This statistical information is published annually and is used for controlling fish management etc.
Salmon and trout catches in
The angling season lasts for three months over the period June to September, varying slightly with regions. The Icelandic rivers and lakes are encircled by unspoiled and magnificent natural surroundings. For most of the rivers a top rate comfort and facilities are included or are available nearby.