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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17 October 2014



Mr. Gordon Smith caught the fish of a lifetime when he was fishing the trees pool on Birse beat in river DEE on October 15th. The Salmon was measured and verified by two guides to be 37 pounds!

17 October 2014


River Blanda finished the season in a respectable third spot with 1931 salmon caught. That is slightly less than the 2611 salmons that were caught in 2013. Never the less we are very pleased with the results in a year which was very slow overall in the country.

14 October 2014

West Ranga is the first and will be the only salmon river in Iceland where over 3.000 salmon are caught this year but the fishing has been going strong the last days. 

Salmon number 3.000 was caught at pool Tjarnarbreida. This fishing pool has been very good this October and around half of the salmon caught this month was caught there. We are still seeing fresh salmon coming in so it is safe to say there is still a lot of fun in the East. There is still quite a lot of salmon that is getting away but now there is only a week left of the fishing this year so this number will increase and hopefully we will see around 100-150 salmon more.

14 October 2014

Good season on the Blanda river  , 1.931 Salmon was landed this summer 2014 which is excellant fishing indeed.  Beat 1 as usual far the best fishing but the upper beats did well also specially beat 3 and 4. We have few availabilities on beat 2 and 3 in July and August , and there is some openings on beat 1 the second week of August, contact Arni at or call me at +354 8983601.

14 October 2014

Big day on the DEE yesterday  , 61 salmon landed and the biggest one a 28 pounder from Park  ,  Lower Crathes / West Durris had 6 salmon yesterday ,  coming to the very end of the season now, Arni



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14 October 2014

Crispy and sunny weather here in Iceland every day now. There is lots of geese around and every day we can spot more and more geese in our fields , both on the west coast and the south coast.  We have been fully booked all season so far , but we have now the first week of November available for 4 guns  , contact Arni at for further information or call me at +354 8983601.

25 September 2014

This one rod beat in Sogið, only 45 minute drive from Reykjavik, is perfect for those who don’t want to travel far from the capital for a couple of days of salmon fishing. The beat has the most salmon caught on the river per rod with around 100 to 150 salmon caught each year. It has a fantastic house that comes with the rod and plenty of activities in the area for all of the family.

The house has three bedrooms that room in all 6 people plus a loft with madrassas. This beat is very popular and gets sold up very quickly usually as it is a nice 1 rod beat with great price for the big house and perfect for a group of friends and family to relax.

24 September 2014

We had a great report from Pierre Affre fishing Stora Laxa this year, here is what he had to say about a week starting slow and getting so much better in a matter of days:

When we arrived at the lodge of Beat 1 & 2 on the 24 th of august, on the Stora Laxa,  I rushed for the log book only to see that only one grilse has been caught during the previous week. Last year, same time of year, there were some 80 salmons in the book, caught by four rods…No rain for 4 weeks and apparently poor runs in 2014 in most of icelandic rivers, were certainly  responsible for this lack of water and of fish…We had only 3 days on Stora Laxa with Peter, but then I was following for a whole week (27/8-2/9) with a group of 3 clients. From top of beat 2 to bottom of beat 1 (Kongbakki and the pool below), in the next two days , we didn’t see a fish or even rise one to our flies. Then for our last evening with Peter, Arni came to prepare an icelandic lamb BBQ, that he is a real expert…He told me not to worry too much about the week to come, as some little rain was forecasted in the next days , and that because most of the run in Stora Laxa is a late summer one, some fish should finally arrive in our beats.

17 September 2014

Only 45 minuted drive from the Capital Reykjavik is the Sog river. We can offer you trout fishing on our Asgardur beat all April , May and until the middle of June. The beat is exclusive to 3 rods only. The lodge is very comfortable and spacious, it has a nice jacuzzi on the veranda overlooking the river, sauna, nice living and dining  room and 3 twin bedrooms. This lodge is one of the nicest fishing lodges of Iceland. Very affortable weeks fishing in Iceland and a great holiday! 

12 September 2014

This last summer we had great difficulties to get our anglers and hunters to Greenland because the flights got booked up so fast. Booking is taking off very early now for 2015 ,  please if you are planning Greenland for 2015 contact us as soon as possible so we can reserve Iceland - Greenland - Iceland flights for you in time , Arni  Mobile +354 8983601


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