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Old 08-13-2012, 06:38 AM
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Brown Trout

I was salmon fishing in Iceland last week. It was a bit slow so I decided to look for some trout.
I managed to catch this boy. He weighed in at about 14 lbs.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:49 AM
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:08 PM
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The fish is not too bad also.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:01 AM
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Nice looking fish, especially for the size. The huge browns in the US of A all look like tormented alligators. Your fish has very nice conformation. Congrats.

Where oh where does one fish in freshwater in Iceland for such monsters? I've never heard of anyone fishing for anything other than salmon there.

Again, congrats! Fish of a lifetime.

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Old 08-14-2012, 11:26 AM
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It's not heavily promoted in North America, but Iceland has superb fishing for both searun browns (seatrout) and resident fish. Most are fished on day tickets, but there are other arrangements, including lodges that offer browns as well as Atlantics. I've caught seatrout in the Kjos, though nothing of the size shown in this photo. I've also caught residents in the upper portion of the Big Laxa and on some of its tributaries. Almost all of them were between 17-26" although I had a fishing buddy who caught a couple of resident fish over 28". Angling Club Laxa is one source for information, and I'm sure the internet would cough up several more.
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beautiful fish - what a football!
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That is a heck of a Brown. Great job.
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What a beautiful fish just the right proportions for a big brown. Though the color is not sea run brown the fish reminds me of the sea run browns I caught at the mouth of the Heaphy River in New Zealand back in 1972 and 2008. Fish that size and in the surf coming over the river sand bar. Great place but a long hike in, there is a cabin you can stay in.

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