Wild brown trout fishing in Iceland
Upper Laxá I Asum is an exceptional trout fishery that up to this point has remained private. Located on the Iceland’s north western coast, the river is a three hour drive from Reykjavik and is a tributary of Vatnsdalsá. Although the fish are not necessarily the largest trout in Iceland, their abundance is staggering.
Aggressive Wild Brown Trout
The upper river is fished with just three rods and provides some spectacular action during the prolific hatches. As well as being a being a private fishery, the owners allow the fishermen to choose their own 12 hour period during any 24 hours to fish, so no longer will you have to head back to the lodge at dusk just as the fish are rising.
The trout are extremely aggressive, much like their cousins in the lower river, and for trout diehards this is heaven. To add to the variety, the odd salmon makes it through the lake system and this package will be combined with the estuary fishery for sea run Arctic char. The sea run char are prolific here, and in the estuary it is easy to intercept these hard fighters as they head for the river. Averaging three to five pounds these fish are very hard fighters. In addition to the char is a sprinkling of sea trout, some of which have been landed up to ten pounds.
Accommodation is a self catering cabin that has three cozy rooms and is equipped with everything you will need including a hot tub. The cabin is located right on the banks of the upper river and guides and a cook can be organised in advance.
Upper Laxá I Asum is in Iceland’s north west amid green and fertile valleys and is a three hour drive from Reykjavic.