Halla – Beautiful river in Northwest Iceland

Hallá is a small and sensitive 2 rod river in Northwest of Iceland. The Hallá River is 10km long and fast flowing and rocky in the lower part, but the upper reaches are mostly slow flowing with cut-bank pools, ideal for fly- fishing with light tackle. It is the perfect places were the angler can be totally alone. Average catch …

In the search for the biggest brown trout on the planet

As most Trout fishing anglers of this world know already is that Iceland is one of the best destinations for brown trout fishing with a dry fly and small nymphs one can find, the season is early June through august. What most anglers don´t know is that in the spring time, in the month of may, the legendary Iceage brown …

Memories of last summer

As we stow away our rods, reels, waders and jackets (and the seemingly endless accessories) for the winter, we usually reminisce about the salmons we caught and lost this summer past. For me it‘s the huge salmon I hooked in Blanda in mid-August – that one has revisited me several times since then. I only saw its tail, the size …

Final report Stora Laxa

According to our books, the final tally from Stora Laxa was 795 salmon – the highest number of salmon ever. Some salmon weren’t logged in the final days because the log book was full! But we have now gathered information on these remaining salmon and it seems we have a new record! The summer was a little peculiar in Stora, …

West Coast – Langadalsa and Hvannadalsa rivers

2010 was such a good year on one of our favorite self catering rivers when almost 800 salmon where landed from Langadalsa and Hvannadalsa rivers. For some reason most of Iceland west coast rivers have been slow this 2011 season , disapointing catch of total about 380 salmon from Langadalsa and Hvannadalsa was the outcome of this summer. Well I …

4th best season?

The fishing summer of 2011 has been slower than recent years and we hear many complain about not getting as much salmon as before. Still it is likely that the season of 2011 will be ranked as the 4th best salmon fishing season in number of salmon caught since we began to take down the records. This is how demanding …

A wonderful morning in Blanda 4.

“I had the unexpected opportunity to fish for a couple of hours in Beat 4 in Blanda (Refsá), on the morning of the 16th of September. I and my girlfriend Agnes went up there in to catch her first salmon, and maybe a few more. This part of the river is a favorite of mine, gin clear waters for most …

A letter from a friend

We just got a letter from Manuel Plösser, and with his permission we decided to post it on our website – it’s such a joyful letter: Lost ! – this word could have different meenings in german but for me it´s something totally clear ! I lost my heart for salmonfishing and to Iceland ! When I was a little …

Fun day tour fishing with Lax-a – we take care of everything

For both adults and children, advanced anglers as well as beginners! A day tour fishing is the ideal way of having a little taste of fishing while in Iceland. To make this as effortless for you as possible, we take care of everything; guide, transport, fishing tackles etc. The rivers we choose for the day tours are mainly all within …

Blanda – the middle beats

Whilst the lowest beat (beat1) and the uppermost beat (Refsa) in Blanda have become well known in recent years – there has been little focus on the middle beats (beats 2 and 3). The middle beats are big and powerful and a lot of salmon runs through them every day in late June, all July and early August. They are …