Brown trout fishing on the “big” Laxá started below the dam last weekend. The beats above the dam on the other hand start next weekend. It's still rater cold in the north of Iceland and spring about two weeks behind compared with the southern part of the country. But the fishing has been good never the less.
Negotiations between the Angling Club of Reykjavík and the land owners of the famed brown trout fisheries on the big Laxa have agreed a new deal reducing considerably the financial commitment of the Angling Club. With the economic state of affairs in Iceland still pretty critical, this needed to be done to decrease the potential losses of both parties.
The lower beats are below the dam at Brú. These are four seperate beats fished with a total of ten rods. The beats are on the east bank Presthvammur with one rod and Hraun below with three rods. On the west bank Staðartorfa and Múlatorfa with three rods each. These rods have access to the Nes-Árnes beat lodge during early season before the salmon season starts and shift to another lodge after that. They are good self catering facilities.