Employees from the Chinese Embassy were caught fishing without permit in salmon river Laxá in Kjós this passed weekend.
The river is one of Iceland’s renowned salmon rivers and at this time of year, fishing permit there costs tens of thousands ISK a day.
Angling guide Kjartan Antonsson arrived at the Kvíslarfoss cascade with a group of Icelandic anglers, to find a group of 7-8 people, adults and children, fishing with spinners.
“I talked to them and explained that they were trespassing and hadn’t paid for fishing permit,” Kjartan told RÚV.
He said that the people had replied that they had only been there a few minutes, apologised and left, and that they had spoken English very well. Signs with instructions, in English, are located close by the spot. “They parked their cars by the signs and then obviously walked pass them to the river with their rods,” Kjartan added.
From pictures taken by the Icelandic group, it’s evident that one of the cars was from the Embassy of China. However, when RÚV reporters tried to contact the embassy on Monday morning, there was no reply.