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02 July 2015


Here is the first top ten list of the season from the Icelandic rivers. Keep in mind that some rivers have only been opened for a few days. So far the numbers are slightly higher than those of 2014 and the fish is generally in much better condition. I predict a better summer this time around.

01 July 2015


Size matters in salmon fishing, it’s as simple as that. We anglers are always on the lookout for that monster lurking in the river – the trophy fish of our dreams. The search for that monster took me to Russia, the Kola River to be exact, a river known for huge fish.

30 June 2015

River Blanda has been on fire the past days, yesterday 21 salmon were caught on beat one and the day before that 19 salmon.

27 June 2015

We just had a cancellation for one rod at the Blanda beat 1 from 9-12th July. This river started out great this summer and is one of the most known rivers in Iceland, specially for its big and powerful salmon. What is probably though the most impressive about the beat 1 on the Blanda is how many salmon are landed there each season, as Blanda it self ends up on the top spots of most salmon caught in Iceland each year it is quite amazing to think that the 4 rods on beat 1 catch about 85% of salmon caught on the whole Blanda and that is almost only during a 2 month period!  

27 June 2015

You know the old saying...the early bird gets the worm. The same holds true with fishing, the early angler gets the brightest, fresh-from-the-ocean sea-run trout.

Each year, hundreds upon hundreds of sea-run brown trout migrate up the Rio Grande. Those fish come on high tides over the holidays and since these are early run fish headed for the upper reaches of the river, they are some of the are biggest, fastest, strongest trout of the run. 

26 June 2015

We have a few rivers that have opened this week. As you may have seen on the web page West Ranga opened with 25 fish just on the first six hours this morning. A great start.

Hallá began its season with one salmon, but there were signs of new fish. Langadalsá and Hvannadalsá opened the same day this week. Unfortunately, our sister rivers in the west fjords have no news to deliver. The water level is extremely high in both rivers and clearly the spring melt is coming late because of the cold spring. However, it is not unusual for these rivers to start quietly.

26 June 2015

The latest salmon river to open this season is West Rangá which opened today the 26th of June. The morning shift produced the great number of 25 salmon which is a fantastic start to the season. More to come soon. 

25 June 2015

Photos after photos of salmon caught in Russia have been uploaded from our friends on Facebook recently. It has been a great start of the coming summer and fantastic to see our anglers enjoying themselves in Russia. Here are a few photos from Johann David from our office having a great time in Kola river. 

24 June 2015

Our small salmon river up North, Hallá opened the 21st of June. As in many other rivers, anglers do not know what to expect the first days. Everything started quietly the first day and a half but yesterday morning a good run of salmon had gone up the river. This resulted in the first salmon of the season in the river caught in the waterfalls. 

18 June 2015


The rivers in Iceland have had a good opening in general. We have already told you about the fine openings of Blanda and Norðurá and recently rivers Þverá and Kjarrá opened as well.

16 June 2015

Many travelers coming to Iceland have heard of the amazing angling possibilities that can be found all over the island. Many want to test their skills against the North-Atlantic salmon or perhaps against our unique Ice-Age trout – but don’t necessarily know whom to turn to or where to go. 
For many years, we have offered quality daytrips for salmon and trout, where anglers are picked up at their hotels in the morning and dropped off in the evening as well. The day is spent going after salmon, trout or char, accompanied by a professional guide and in spectacular surroundings.


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11 June 2015

River Norðurá has a few openings this summer and is a great option for any angler looking for perfect fly water and full-service rivers. All available dates offer the opportunity to fish the river at its best. We can offer the following dates: 

30th of June to 3rd of July - 2.rods & 24th to 27th of July - 4.rods 

Please contact Jóhann Torfi at johann@lax-a.is or +354 893-6110 for further details.

10 June 2015
Blanda River went over twenty salmon this morning. It now stands at 21 salmon on four rods, but the river opened 5th of June. Lax-á team Jóhann Davíð and Simon Nilsson are fishing the river and found a few fish. There is clearly new fish coming in as they lost three fish and caught one the last few hours of the shift. 
09 June 2015

Last week fishing reports from DEE Scotland , 8th June update. There were 42 fish and 81 seatrout reported to the FishDee website for the week ending 6 June. We had a rise in water levels on Tuesday, which augured well yet failed to deliver. Thursday was the best day with 14. The wind was a pain in the proverbial all week and made life difficult for the rods. While it was another poor return for us it was encouraging that More...

08 June 2015

A great opening week on the NFC beats on Gaula. The first week of the 2015 NFC fishing season on the Gaula has just come to an end. We are really glad that we can say that it was a great start to the new season and we are looking very much forward to the coming weeks!   We were able to land 9 beautiful silver fish in the first week. Jean-Luc had two great springers, as well as Olivier Plasseraud and Marc Henjum More...

04 June 2015

The openings is at least better this year than last year on the Gaula and Orkla  ,  NFC club have landed 3 good salmon the first two days of the season ,  I heard from Vargholen at Orkla  , 1 salmon was landed the opening day and 11 salmon was already landed at Gaulfossen pool on Gaula the first one and half day , Picture is of Simon  the long time guide at Gaulfossen with huge salmon he took from Orkla some five years back.  Arni arnibald@lax-a.is

02 June 2015

From Mike Frodin fishing the opening week on the Kharlovka and East Litza just now.
Kharlovka news for Monday: Air temp - 5.8C H20 - 8.6C Level - 52cm
The weather was all over the place. Conditions seemed perfect for the first 45 minutes in the morning before fresh unforcasted winds up to 75km/hr blew through challenging our casting/presentations for the rest of the day. There were large waves reported in the estuary which tends to stir the sand limiting the salmon from entering the system. The boys worked extra hard today to find 4 springers up to 15 pounds. Nevertheless, the ducks were tasty, the wine plentiful and their spirit eternal. Stay tuned, they are forecasting more wind, light rain, cooling temperatures along with epic battles with large salmon over the coming days.

01 June 2015
The spring season concluded last week with 44 fish reported to FishDee. We finished the first part of the season on 662 fish. I will leave it to readers to use their own adjectives. It has been hard going throughout and I take my hat off to the ghillies who have done a remarkable job looking after their guests in difficult circumstances. I don't think anyone has been able to put their finger on the root cause of the problems we are experiencing. On the bright side I have heard from a number of ghillies that we have had a good run of smolts, which is a small crumb of comfort. What is happening to them after they get to the harbour is unknown. The Board and Trust will be searching for answers in the freshwater and inshore environment.
Karl Revel reported a slow week on his beat.
29 May 2015

Ireland have many great Salmon rivers  ,  some of them are great Spring rivers like river Blackwater and the Slaney river , other rivers are good autumn rivers like river Suir , Nore and river Morne. This salmon season´s in Ireland fits perfectly well with our Icelandic season which is on prime in July , August and September.  This is the reason we have decided to offer our clients and fishing friends some fishing in Ireland More...

29 May 2015
We had an unexpected cancellation for prime time dates at River Svartá, Blanda beat.3 and beat.4. These are late July dates and we can offer both self-catering and full service options. For further information please contact Jóhann Torfi johann@lax-a.is or Jóhann Davíð jds@lax-a.is.

Lax-á office -  Akurhvarf 16 203 Kópavogur - Iceland 
Tel:  +354 531 6100 - Fax: +354 557 6108
Emergency Phone Number +354 8936110

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