Is this where we find the biggest Brown Trout in the world ?

Written by Arni Baldursson   
Thursday, 01 November 2012 21:50

Lake Thingvallavatn in the National Park of Iceland have Brown Trout of size that it is hard to believe ... every year there are numbers of Brown Trout of sizes as big as 10 - 28 pounds landed , they call them the Ice Age Brownies .. and they are caught from bank and on fly !  These Brownies must be some of the biggest in the world , best time to come is when the ice is just off the lake and the Brownies are hungry and hunting , timing is April , may and early june ... it is very exciting and unforgetable memories seeing huge groups of Brownies of this size passing by when you are fishing ,  splashes like fresh salmon , you hook ten of them and if you are lucky you will land one!  Arni arnibald@lax-a,is


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02 March 2015

Kola river Russia, this are the weeks that we will be hosting on the Kola river next spring 2015. 30/05 - 06/06, 06-13/6, 13-20/6 , 20 - 27/6 and 27 - 4/7 , we have some rods left , for information contact Arni at or call me at +354 8983601

02 March 2015

The first month of the season just came to an end at River Dee. The Lower Crathes and West Durris beat produced seven springers this month with four of them caught opening week and the other three the last week of the February. 

This is better than last season when only two salmon where registered in the book but below the twenty salmon five year average of the month of February. 

Our good friend and ghillie at Lower Crathes Robert Harper sent us a picture of a beautiful 22lbs springer caught last friday by Mr. Wiseman. Congratulation on a great fish. 

02 March 2015

We have just had a cancellation for two rods for 3 days at Blanda beat 1 from the 30th of July this season so we now have them available. The beat 1 has been fully booked for a long time specially given that it is only holding 4 rods and known for its high catch volume and big salmon, being one of Iceland´s most famous rivers. 

Beat 1 is a relatively short beat that holds 4 rods, 2 on each bank. The beat opens in early July and leads the charts throughout June and sometimes July as well in salmons caught per rod. In recent years Blanda has gone from strength to strength, especially beat 1, in 2013 2611 salmon were caught and in 2011 they were 2032 on Blanda river - far most of that were caught on beat number 1. It should be kept in mind that beat 1 is usually only fished for about 60 days. Needless to say beat 1 is the most productive beat of the river.

01 March 2015

We will be at the Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen show the 12th to 15th of March. Are you in the area? We would love to meet you there, please let us know via email: or stop by and say hi!

27 February 2015

It is now 4 months until the season of 2015 starts and we cant be more exited! As we are preparing our adventures, we look back and learn from our past seasons. If you are thinking of experience Greenland with us, now is the time to place your booking.

We have few spots left.

For further information and booking, please contact Simon Nilsson: or call +354 893 9229


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02 March 2015

Russia , Varzina and Sidorovka , there is one week available at Sidorovka 11 - 18th June , and one week available at Varzina main lodge 13 - 20th June , contact Arni at Mobile +354 8983601

25 February 2015

Feb 14-19, 2015. By Alejandro Martello
Like the week prior, we started with some rain in the lower stretch of the Rio Grande but there were heavy storms serious storms of rain and snow in the headwaters and in the Andes. How impressive to drive to the river and see the mountains dressed in white in the middle of the summer.


20 February 2015

With the weekend right around the corner, what better way to start this Friday with beautiful trout fishing. Here is a 10 minutes pilot from our Norwegian friends, who fished for Trout in Iceland last season and one of the waters are Tungulfljót. Beautiful scenery and many good-sized trout, that’s how we like it in Iceland.

18 February 2015

Google Maps have done a good job maping some of the areas in Greenland.. Take a walk around Narsarsuaq Airport with Street View:


Enjoy a walk in the town of Qaqortoq:


16 February 2015

Came across this nice video from Roald Meyer from two years ago. Here you can see two beautiful springers from Lower Crathes beat on River Dee, one 28 lbs and another picture in the end of a 24 lbs. Lower Crathes is known for a few of these good lookers every year. Lets hope that spring 2015 will bring us the good fortune of catching a few of these this coming spring. 


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