Laxardal, it is by no means an easy fishery, each fish will put you through your paces, but ultimately the persevering angler is rewarded with the prize. For us this river presents a challenge unlike any other we have ever fished and it is for this reason that we keep returning… oh, and the fact that the browns average 5 lbs and love dry flies!
Predominantly a midge fishery, these large fish gorge through the summer on tiny insects drifting along the surface. Fortunately for us, the angler, the fish have a particular taste for larger bibio that are found in July. The fish are always hunting out these insects and can often be deceived by larger hopper and foam patterns.
Once attached to one of these browns the battle has only just begun. Forget the relatively calm scrap of small UK wild brown trout, these fish are bruisers. They will run a hundred yards in bonefish like fashion, threading your line perilously through jagged lava rock. They will jump like a tarpon emerging from the mangrove roots. They will use their weight and the current to their advantage. For every fish landed here, you may potentially lose two or three fish, each one a fish of a lifetime.
For the 2017 season we are offering a 4 day package in prime-time July, 20 – 24 July:
20th July: You will be met in Reykjavik and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Akureyri. On arrival at 1155 you will be met and transferred to the lodge for lunch. You will then set up and fish the afternoon session (1600-2200).
21st to 23rd July: You will have three full days fishing. You will rotate between 7 beats spread out over approximately 15 kilometres of river with large brown trout hiding out throughout the area. Fishing sessions are 0800 – 1400 and 1600 – 2200.
24th July: you will fish a couple of hours of the morning session before departing the lodge for Akureyri airport. You will arrive back in Reykjavik at 1310.
The cost: £2,960 per person
This includes: internal flights (Reykjavik / Akureyri return), transfers as described, 4 nights full board accommodation, 4 days fishing, shared guide.
This excludes: international flights, hotels and other arrangements in Reykjavik, alcohol and gratuities.
For more information on Laxardal and Iceland please contact Alex Jardine or Peter McLeod or call our office on +44(0)1980 847389.