Of all the species of fish out there, perhaps the most iconic is the Atlantic Salmon, and much of that is down to the species remarkable lifecycle. North Atlantic Miracle – shot in the astonishing scenery and untouched scenery of western Iceland – tells these fishes’ life stories from their point of view– from vulnerable fry, hatched out of pinkish eggs hidden among the gravel of the riverbed, constantly under threat of predation, until the semi-mature fish head out to sea to feed, and their eventual return to spawn and start the process again. This affectionately shot film includes amazing scenery and underwater footage of salmon in their natural home, and highlights not only the natural dangers that salmon must overcome in order to complete the cycle and spawn, but also includes some of the most amazing fishing action we’ve seen.
Volcanoes, glaciers and cascading water, Iceland’s magnetic allure is irresistible for the travelling fly fisher. In this land of myths and legends nature tells it’s own epic saga. From the river of their birth, the salmon make the journey out to sea to grow strong, returning each year bringing nourishment to the land and it’s people. The pristine rivers and lakes are home to four indigenous salmonid species - Salmon, Brown Trout, Arctic Char and Sea Trout - a bounty of opportunity. This epic cinematic experience captures the passion and excitement of fly fishers exploring this unique land.
As Iceland's fly fishing guides don't get to fish much themselves during the summer season, some of them make use of the very first days of the season. But only the toughest dare to fish opening day in Iceland; a big mistake, according to Iceland fishing guide Matti Hakonarson. In "Frozen Guides" we join him and a client as they fish the first week of April for hungry trout and char.
Once again we join Nils Jørgensen in Iceland, but late in the season, where the salmon have migrated far up the rivers. Late season requires a different set of eyes on the river. Nils Jørgensen will share his knowledge on where to find the salmon, flies, tackle and fishing techniques. All the time, adapting technique, tackle and choice of fly to the exact conditions and situation facing you is important. And Nils Jorgensen is a master at this. The camera will follow Nils on a number of fishing trips, where he tells about his fishing, and we join him up close in dramatic fights with big salmon. This is an instructive movie about strategy, fishing technique and tackle under different conditions. Experiences and knowledge that can be used where ever in the world you fish for Atlantic Salmon.
YOW Icelandic for Yes
Iceland - volcanoes, glaciers, amazing trout and salmon fishing, and... surfing?! Ja (pron. "Yow") is Icelandic for "Yes", and is raw expression of exuberance. But for Shane Stalling - a fly fisherman from Montana - and his friend Elli Thor Magnusson - a surfer from Iceland - it is a feeling, a lifestyle. In this film they battle the harsh conditions, big fish, and big waves.
This season of Icelandic Tails sees guests from the UK fishing on some of Iceland's top rivers for Atlantic Salmon and Arctic Char. Actor and fishing presenter, Robson Green kicks off the series in style before joining up with friend and fellow actor, James Murray. Robson has a trip to remember catching his personal best Atlantic Salmon and Sea Trout on fly, and James also breaks his Icelandic duck. Father and son, fly fishing pros, Alex and Charles Jardine travel to a remote area of Iceland and subdue some huge Arctic Char in the rugged and isolated landscape that is the Black Desert. Marina Gibson fishes with with her mother, Joanna, and makes the most of tough, low water conditions to catch some nice Atlantic Salmon including one monster that she'll never forget. We meet 2 fascinating women, in Tiggy Pettifer who works tirelessly for the Atlantic Salmon Trust and 94 year old Illa Black who has been fishing on Big Laxa for the past 33 seasons. Once again, we witness what a fantastic country for fishing truly is and with drone and underwater photography, this series is true spectacle for the avid fly angler. To watch just login or join
As soon as you start watching the Fishing Cabin, you know that you're in for a different kind of fishing series. Presented by twin brothers, Asmundur and Gunnar Helgason, aka Asi and Gunni, the series follows them around the angling mecca that is Iceland and experiencing the best fishing the country has to offer. This largely involves fly fishing of course which is something that the pair are quite at home with, but there's a couple of sea fishing episodes too where the pair are quite obviously a little out of their depth but eager to learn. The main Icelandic fish species are all represented here including Atlantic Salmon, Brown Trout, Arctic Char, Cod and Saithe. You won't find too many in depth tips and tactics or tuition in this series, its much more about the love of fishing that these larger than life brothers have and the obvious enjoyment and fun they have in fishing together. The scenery, as you'd expect from anything in Iceland is breathtaking and there's plenty to enjoy from a fishing point of view too, but most of all just watching these two fishing together is more than enough to keep anyone entertained. To watch just login or join
April Vokey and brothers Naoto & Yoshi Aoki are on the Midfjardara River in Iceland. It is one of the world's top destinations if you want to catch Atlantic Salmon. It's also stunningly picturesque. They are not disappointed as local guide Rabbi Alfredsson knows where to find the fish and how to have a bit of fun.
Icelandic Tails brings some of the best fly fishing around from the land of fire and ice. This 6 part series, produced and narrated by Eggert Skulason, visits some of the best rivers in Iceland in search of Atlantic Salmon, Sea Trout, Arctic Char and Brown Trout. Featuring different anglers and guides in each episode, the series gives a real sense of how Icelandic anglers cherish this incredible fishing destination. Stunning scenery in remote locations from the people who know where the best spots are makes this series a must watch for keen fly anglers. The series is presented in Icelandic with English subtitles To wacth this series, just login or register now
The movie is recorded in Iceland, which has some of the best atlantic salmon rivers in the World. From tiny fast flowing canyon rivers to slow and wide streams. Nils fishes their entire season every year, from the beginning to the end as a real salmon bum. The camera has joined Nils on a number of these trips to very different rivers. He shares his knowledge and we’ll see him catch numerous salmon. An instructive movie about strategy, techniques, flies and the tackle to use in very different conditions. All together experiences and knowledge that can be used no matter where in the World you fish for atlantic salmon.
Welcome to Iceland
Meet Jan, Jonas and Lukas Borinski, three German brothers with a passion for fishing and filmmaking. Jan's the eldest, and works in Swedish Lapland, where they do most of their fishing; Jonas is the filmmaker; and Lukas - the youngest - is a musician: all tattoos, piercings and cigarettes, he lend the group an air of rock n' roll. These guys are the next generation of fly fishermen. They've been sharing videos of their Lapland trips for a while. As their online following grew they started filming further afield, and Welcome to Iceland represents their first foray to the land of fire and ice. Germany has an unsual catch and release policy - it's illegal to return fish over a certain size - so the boys are keen to find out about how Iceland is working to preserve their amazing fishing grounds. Along the way they meet a 25-year-old citizen scientist who is carrying out pioneering work on a single trout stream, to study the effects of catch and release. And of course the Brothers on the Fly fish in some amazing locations, catching sea-run arctic char, wild brown trout and salmon.
Its hour 9 of World Fishing Day and we join experienced salmon angler and Fishing TV presenter, Rae Borras in Iceland on the Grimsa River, one of the most productive catchments in the country, if not the world. Surely he can catch a salmon live on camera then? We also welcome Sweden to the show as Matilda Leijon takes to a boat in Karlskrona with her friend, Louise Arvidsson hunting for pike. We check in with Thom Hunt in Croatia, where weather has hampered his fishing but he's still keen to get out there. Back in Italy and Vito Rubino and his team are having a load of fun as they get into the sea bass on lures and fly gear.
In part two of his Icelandic fishing adventure, Rae Borras is taken to the River Jorkla on the east coast of the island. It's a spectacular corner of the planet that is guaranteed to set the pulses of any game angler racing with its salmon, sea trout and Arctic char. Rae’s targeting the river’s char on the fly first of all in the company of an expert guide, and the pair are soon catching fresh-run fish in the fresh, crystal clear waters. But Rae has salmon on the brain, and needs ladders, ropes and the bottle of a mountain goat to reach the his next destination, where he's greeted with the incredible sight of dozens of big salmon that are easy to see, but not so easy to catch… He's up with the larks the following morning determined to break his duck and finally catch an Icelandic salmon on the fly. He finds himself at a picture postcard a pool that has not been fished in living memory, and finally Rae has his prize salmon in the net… and his mojo back!
Rae Borras jumps over to Eastern Iceland for this episode of The Game Fishers Diary, to have a crack at his very first Icelandic Atlantic Salmon. Albeit a regular on Scottish Salmon rivers, Rae is a stranger to the immense scale of rivers, mountains and active volcanoes that make up Iceland. King among these rivers is the Breiddalsa, known especially for the well above average size of its Salmon, making it perhaps one of the greatest places in the world for the species. With the help of his witty guide Jonas, after hours of trekking and exploration, Rae gets a chance to land his very first Icelandic Atlantic Salmon. Rae then joins fisherman and conservationist Throstur for an afternoon session, and an education on the farming programmes trying to introduce even bigger salmon to the Breiddalsa. This episode shows exactly why Iceland is considered so magical among game fishers.
Tributaries is a journey to uncover the commonality among different cultures, people and water. It explores the contrasting experiences of three diverse guides — a Bahamian flats-drifter, a Patagonian trout bum and a Viking-blooded Icelander. Watch three characters’ stories merge into one: a tribute to the world’s water.
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