The River Blanda - Beat IV

Welcome to the River Blanda - Beat IV

Blanda IV is the uppermost beat on the Blanda . The water is gin-clear, flows through a scenic canyon, with many delicate pools where a great number of salmon hold. It is a very popular beat with excellent catch-numbers and  known for its high amount of MWS salmon caught every summer. For more information please contact erik@starir.is


Beat IV Lodge

The spacious full-service lodge offers 12 rooms all twin-bedded with a private bathroom and shower and is shared with the other Blanda anglers that are fishing the lower section of the river. Private rooms can be arranged for rod sharers if space allows. There is an outdoor jacuzzi on the terrace and a sauna where one can relax after a long day's fishing. Later one can enjoy a three-course dinner prepared by our renowned team of award-winning chefs. The lodge is located in the middle section of the Blanda, with an extensive activity of bird life roaming the nearby river bank. The midnight summer evenings are magical at the Blanda, listening to the wildlife and breathing in the fresh air of the valley.



Blanda IV Details

Blanda IV is the uppermost beat on the Blanda, fished with 3 rods. Unlike the lower parts of the river, which is a glacial water with a milky blue tint, the Beat IV water is gin-clear until the Blanda-reservoir up in the highlands hits overflow, which always remains a risk factor as it varies across the years. Unlike the pools on the lower beats of the Blanda, Beat IV compares being quite delicate and can easily be fished with a single-hand rod. Access is good to parts of the beat but the terrain in the canyon can also be quite demanding. Blanda IV has for years been very popular with anglers, as a great number of salmon holds there most summers and the fishing can be excellent, with a high proportion of MWS salmon caught.

Fishing Season
From June 20th to September 20th.

Prime Time
Mid July to mid August.

Recommended Flies
Black and Red Francis, Collie Dog, Black Sheep, Sunray Shadow, cone heads and tube flies.

Recommended Tackle
Single-handed rods, floating lines.


Driving to Blanda-Beat IV

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DISTANCE FROM REYKJAVIK
266 km

DRIVING TIME
Approx. 3 hours, 26 min.

GPS
64°45'07"N 21°20'41"W

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