Atlantic Salmon Trust - East Ranga, Iceland Raffle
By Atlantic Salmon Trust
May 18, 2021

Generously donated by RIPP Sporting Ltd and the East Ranga, we are thrilled to run an exciting prize-draw, offering a fantastic fishing experience on the extraordinary and prolific East Ranga River for two rods, fishing six half day sessions over four days, fully guided.

If you are planning ahead and looking to visit somewhere spectacular this autumn (whilst supporting the AST), please do enter for your chance to win this exceptional trip of a lifetime.

Dates for this amazing trip are 17 – 20 August 2021.

Included in this four day trip is your stay at the Aurora Lodge Hotel, on a full board basis. Rooms are single en-suite. The Aurora Lodge is situated in the South-West corner of Iceland just 80 minutes from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik and has unbroken views of snowy Mt.Hekla and the Eyjarfjallajokull glacier to the East. Flowing past the fishing lodge is the East Ranga River, one of the most productive Atlantic salmon Rivers in the world ,with a five year average catch of 4300 salmon, high even by Icelandic standards, and an all-time record of 9070 salmon landed in the 125 days of the 2020 season.

More details about the idyllic East Ranga can be viewed at: https://www.flywatertravel.com/destinations/east-ranga

This outstanding adventure is worth £12,000 and, again, we are hugely grateful for RIPP Sporting’s incredible support. 

Please note: "Excluded from the trip are international flights/travel, insurance, purchases at the lodge (flies etc.) and tips to guides and staff. We will include transfers to and from the river in this prize."

Full Terms and Conditions from RIPP Sporting can be found at: https://www.rippsporting.com/rs-east-ranga-link-tree

If you have any questions regarding this prize or the draw, please contact the Atlantic Salmon Trust by email at administrator@atlanticsalmontrust.org before entering the draw.

Putting wild salmon first
The wild salmon population is in drastic decline. In the mid 1980s, there were between 8 and 10 million salmon leaping around the Atlantic. That number has now plummeted to between 2 and 3 million, revealing a dramatic population free-fall that shows no signs of levelling out. So much so, that the wild Atlantic salmon could become an endangered species in 10 years’ time, disappearing from our seas and rivers altogether in just 20 or 30 years. This is a warning we simply cannot ignore.

The Atlantic Salmon Trust exists solely for the protection of wild salmon and sea trout. It is our aim to create a positive future for these at-risk species; using scientific research to understand their decline, and using the generous donations from our supporters to put evidence-based solutions into practice.

Wild Atlantic salmon are an iconic species with a remarkable history. They are uniquely placed to inform us of the quality of our waters, and form an incredibly important part of the ecosystem of our rivers. We cannot afford to lose them—and that’s why everything we do at the Trust is designed to put #WildSalmonFirst.

Finding solutions
The key to halting and reversing this ongoing decline is information, which allows us to make informed decisions to bring about positive changes. Current projects—such as the Moray Firth Tracking Project and the West Coast Tracking Project—are investigating what happens on the salmon’s journey from river to sea, and identifying steps we can take to increase the rate of survival. But to continue this vital work, we need your support.

Your donations turn plans into action!

Atlantic Salmon Trust

Through stimulating research and sound science, the Atlantic Salmon Trust is the foremost evidence-based salmon conservation charity in the UK.