In this TV programme, free to view this month on this website, Rae Borras immerses himself in the scenery, mystique and outstanding salmon fishing of magical Iceland.
In ‘Breiðdalsa: In Search Of Atlantic Salmon’, a new TV programme for fly anglers free to view this month on this website, Rae Borras is trying to break out of a salmon fishing famine on a visit to the quite magnificent River Breiðdalsa on the east coast of Iceland.
WATCH ‘Breiðdalsa: In Search Of Atlantic Salmon’
This magnificent river holds sea trout and Arctic char, but anglers travel from all corners of the earth to sample its outstanding fishing for Atlantic salmon, and world class hospitality.
As Rae finds out, the rise and rise of this river is no accident, and is thanks in the main to the dedication of a man called Throstur Ellidason, who despite the remote location, runs a state-of-the-art salmon breeding programme that stocks nearly a quarter of a million salmon par every year.
As he works to try and latch into his first elusive Icelandic salmon, Rae discovers just more about this mystical land where over half the population believes in Elves, and talks a man who has seen them.
And in unforgettable scenery it’s not long before Rae does break his duck, and just like London buses, they then come one after the other.
You can watch ‘Breiðdalsa: In Search Of Atlantic Salmon’ free this month on this website in Game Fisher’s Diary – the new video magazine for dedicated fly anglers.