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


Latest Highlights

02 August 2015

Just heard from Axel guide , he is up north at the Svarta river the tributary of the river Blanda , fishing is good at Svarta , month of July have already produced over 160 salmon which is excellant as the prime time for Svarta is August and September , Arni

31 July 2015

Langadalsá in the west fjords of Iceland has been gaining moment in recent weeks. The cold weather took a long time to go but finally after almost a month we have strong runs of grilse. The river is now in 100 salmon, which is a lot better than the 57 we had the same time last year. The last anglers to finish their three-day stint got 37 salmon. With good water levels in the river and no signs of changes August in Langadalsá looks good. 

30 July 2015


A brand new top then list is in the house.  The good fishing continues in Blanda and we are surely heading for an all-time record. In general we are having a much better season than last year with for example Norðurá with double the catches of 2014 already.  

29 July 2015

Best day of the season on the West Ranga was the day before yesterday when 126 salmon was landed in one single day , now every day is over 100 salmon to the bank.  Big runs coming in every day and big numbers of fish in most of the pools. Arni

29 July 2015

Good run of Salmon in Langadalsa west coast of Iceland  ,  the 4 rods landed 20 salmon yesterday  , river drooping and water temperatures coming up ,  all looks great now ! I expect a good season on Langadalsa  , Iceland overall doing very well and so much better than last year,  there will be some river braking all time record this season. Arni


Latest News

02 August 2015

Good going on Stora Laxá , the month of July already at 170 Salmon ,  and all the prime time still to come which is always August and September  , this will be great year on Stora Laxá , Arni

29 July 2015

Good going on all beats on the Blanda river system ,  the 3 rods on the Blanda beat 3 landed 52 salmon in 3 days, same news from all the upper beats beat 2 and beat 4 is also doing well.  It is a great option for anglers to take the upper beats , exclusive beat of 3 - 4 rods , exclusive lodge  , complete privacy for your family or / and friends ,  very reasonable price. Blanda is now on the top of all salmon rivers in Iceland with more than 2000 salmon landed. Arni

16 July 2015

Langadalsá is a wonderful, 4 rod, fly only river located in the amazing Westfjords.

Langadalsá is an ideal choice for a small group of friends wishing to have sole use of a river and the self-catering lodge for a week. It is a perfect haven of peace and quiet which makes it one of our most sought after rivers. The average size of fish is quite impressive; around 9 lbs, but fish up to 20 lbs are seen each season. Note that all salmon over 70 cm must be realeased.
15 July 2015

The Blanda beat one has been on fire the past days and is packed with salmon. We are happy to know our anglers are having a great time there and it is amazing to see how much salmon is in the beat and look forward to see it spreading to other beats of the river as well, specially beat 3, a personal new favorite. It surely is a well hidden secret of Iceland and is amazing to flyfish. 

14 July 2015

Fishing just getting better at Blanda every day  , now at 920 Salmon and fish is all over the upper river now as well,  during the last 3  days 300 salmon have been up the fish ladder on their journey to the upper river , Arni


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