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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11 February 2016

Umba management and lease have changed hands now ,  from next season 2016 Roxton UK is taking over the lease. Knowing Umba is one of the best Salmon fishing destionation in late season / autumn September and October , we at Lax-a are planning to fish Umba for a prime week end of September 2016 ,  if you are keen to join us please contact Arni at or call me at Mobile +354 8983601.

The Umba river on the south of the Kola peninsula has longbeen known to boast an exceptional Autumn run of strong multi sea wintersalmon.  It is owned by our currentpartners on the Varzuga with whom we have had a 25 year relationship andwe are confident that our success on the Varzuga can be matched on the Umba.  

09 February 2016


We at lax-A are often asked about the fishing in Iceland in general.  Here are a few of the most common questions answered.

09 February 2016

The river Sog is well known among anglers for both the salmon fishing and the char fishing, the  Asgard beat offers both very good char/trout fishing and a very good lodge. The opening of the season starts 1st of April and is until 20th September  ,  spring is often a very good time. The beat is 3 rods and comes with a excellant lodge that sleeps 6 in 3 twin bedrooms. Here is a link to river sog trout beat  Arni 

07 February 2016

First week of the fishing season on the river DEE is now at end ,   from the DEE webb site  there was 30 salmon landed this week from the river,  we are happy with the catches on our beat Lower Crathes / West Durris with 6 salmon to the bank. The biggest fish of the week was a 15 pounder from Lower Crathes. Arni 

06 February 2016

Coming to the end of the opening  week on the river DEE  ,  our beat Lower Crathes - West Durris have had a nice opening week so far already 5 salmon landed  , and still Saturday to go  ... very pleasant news , Arni  Picture is from the Birse Castle on DEE last year.


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11 February 2016

There is couple of nice openings on the beautiful Varzina river on the Kola Peninsula Russia  , the dates are 11 - 18th June 2 rods and 25th June to 02nd July 1 rod ,  this is great oppertunitie to catch the big one on the most beautiful water you can imagine. Contact Arni at for info or call mobile +354 898 3601.

10 February 2016

In Romania Lax-á arrange for you the following hunting programes for Wild Boar , Red Stag , Fallow Deer, Chamois , Roebucks , Brown Bear , Wolfs , Jackal and Links.  Read below what Romania can offer you in hunting. Arni This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Wild Boar 1st August to 31st January
Red Stag 20th September to 15th December.
Fallow Deer 20th September to 15th December.
Roebuck 1st June to 15th September
Chamois 15th September to 15th December
Bear 15th September to 31st December and 15th March to 14th May.
Wolf , Lynx , Wild Cat and Jackals , all year. 

09 February 2016

 We have 3 rods available on the Lower Crathes / West Durris 23-28th May and 1 rod 20 - 25th June  ,  olso 2 rods this week from Wednesday to Saturday and 1 rod next week from Monday to Wednesday , contact Arni at 

09 February 2016

Please find below the latest openings for our Geese shooting in Iceland next autumn.  Open dates are 22-25/9 ,  06-09/10 and 20-23/10 ,  all long weekends ,  arrival day in Iceland is on Thursday , shooting Friday , Saturday and Sunday  morning  , departure back home Sunday afternoon. Ideal size of group is 4 - 6 guns,  new Benelli Shootguns available at the lodge.  Lodge is very nice , all private rooms/bathrooms , Sauna and Jacuzzi.  Contact Arni at 

09 February 2016

From Ross Macdonald  We are back in business. The new season is underway and everyone is relieved to be fishing again.
January was a long and difficult month on Deeside. Fishing is one thing, but the impact on people's lives has been profound and I am sure all our anglers will wish the community well. The fishery suffered with the rest of the community and with typical grit the owners and ghillies have worked tirelessly to get ready for our opening on 1 February. It is to their great credit we were ready to welcome back our anglers. The fishery is a bit rough around the edges and while it will take time to restore the infrastructure to pre-Frank condition, the Dee is very much open for business.


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