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Laxardal is the lower of the two sections on the upper valley of the Laxa I Adaldal. Spanning 12 km it represents perhaps some of the finest wild brown trout fishing in Europe. The river is wide and shallow and not dissimilar to flats fishing as you wade out and cast at rises. Like the salmon beats below the river bed is a contrast of black sand punctuated with laval rock creating superb lies for large brown trout. These Ice age fish have a large average size of 4 lbs but unlike trout in other areas of the wold they remain insect feeders. Every year numerous 5-7 lbs trout are caught with the occasional 8-9 lbs fish making an appearance. Some Icelanders fish with streamers but upstream dry fly and nymph tactics are considerably more effective. Although there are none of our normal variety of biting mosquitoes in Iceland they do have a number of other chronomids that the trout feed on readily. The trout have only a few short months of the Icelandic summer to feed as much as possible so they really feed hard below or above the surface. LAXRDAL