Whilst Iceland has a very long coastline the important thing to note is that Iceland’s exclusive fisheries zone has an area of 760,000 square kilometers, seven times the area of Iceland itself.
Some of the largest fish stocks in the North Atlantic are found in Icelandic waters, including the cod stock, which is Iceland’s most important species, and the capelin stock, which is generally the largest in size. Other large stocks migrate in and out of Icelandic waters, including the Atlanto-Scandian herring stock and blue whiting, while still others are mostly close to the 200-mile limit, such as the oceanic redfish stock.
Following are some interesting sources for sea angling in Iceland.
- Iceland shore fishing
- Guide with many links to sea angling
- Sea angling on Facebook
- Many sources from travelnet.is
- Information on nat.is, with list of operators