Located in the north of Iceland there is a large number of Trout beats divided between three sections of the river: Upper called Myvatnssveit, Middle called Laxardalur and lower below the dam at Bru. All three sections offer a diverse mix of Trout habitat with the upper and middle sections providing twenty miles of Trout fishing paradise.
The upper section is braided and has a great mix of pools, fast runs and pocket water. The middle section is wide and shallow and may appear quite daunting when first viewed but a slow approach will soon find you noticing the delicate rings of rising Trout. The section below the dam, while not as famous as the upper two sections, provides great dry fly fishing at very reasonable prices. Catch records show over three thousand Brown Trout landed on the upper two sections each year and another one thousand below the dam shows how prolific this river is.
The Atlantic Salmon fishing on Laxa in Adaldalur is equally as famous. The big mutli-sea winter fish that run this river often mean that the Big Laxa records the largest Icelandic Salmon recorded each year. The consistent flows from Lake Myvatan at the top of the catchment mean water conditions rarely impact a week's fishing. The river is fished by twelve rods and is suited to twelve to fourteen foot rods and traditional small Icelandic flies. Typically the river averages between eight hundred and twelve hundred fish per season.
Fly Odyssey offers prime weeks from June through August fishing the various beats on Big Laxa. We run hosted groups with Paul Procter and also can assist with individual and private bookings on this river. We also offer private guided trips with some of Iceland's best Trout and Salmon guides. For the best price available please get in touch.
Whether you're a beginner or an expert, the guides will help you make the most of your time at the lodge.
Anglers are advised to bring all then gear and equipment that they need with them - waders and boots, rods, reels, lines and terminal tackle.