Laxa I Kjos, Iceland

Peter will be returning to the Laxa I Kjos river in Iceland in 26-29 July 2019. As the river he initially learnt to hitch for salmon on back in the early 2000’s and has visited on numerous occasions, Peter will be swapping his flats boots for waders to once again hitch flies over this wonderful river. Using a single handed 7# to flick out a size 16 hitched Red Frances to a pod of silver fish on the Laxá I Kjos is something truly special. The water is so clear it is often possible to see the fish in the river, see their behaviour towards the fly, and often the moment that the fish commits to taking it.

The Laxa I Kjos lodge is one of the prettiest and most comfortable in Iceland and sits overlooking the lower section of the river. The river itself is intimate and the fishing is more akin to trout fishing for salmon, a true hitchers’ dream. Small rock pockets, canyons and open meadows are perfect for single handed fishing with tiny flies and it offers some very exciting sight fishing and hitch fishing opportunities for salmon. The river also has some huge sea trout which adds to the excitement. The lodge is just 30 minutes from Reykjavik and caters for 8 anglers in the early and late part of the season, and between 8 & 10 anglers through mid-July and August.