Scotman Lochy Porter landed a record breaking brown trout in the Mývatnssveit beat of the Big Laxá. It wasn´t the heaviest one ever but it was the one with the longest ever measurements!
The upper brown trout beats had an outstanding start over the weekend, even better than below the dam. It all came together, the first really warm weather and the opening season. The result was some 300 browns from the upper beat and an “above average” haul from the lower one.
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 big Laxa in Thingeyjarsysla is still producing brown trout fishing that you might say is surpassing the five star limit. Unbelievable catches have been recorded both above and below the dam at Bru. Anglers landing literally hundreds of fish.
The brown trout fishing above the dam at Bru on the big Laxa in Thingeyjarsysla started sensationally. The first group on the Myvatnssveit beat hauled out 250 browns while the group opening the lower Laxardalur beat finished with 123. Neither beat has seen such a good start for years and a lot of the fish were very big.
The established and popular British angling magazine Trout and Salmon ran an article in its latest edition on the brown trout fishing in Laxa í Thingeyjarsyslu, above the dam. The upper beats known as Laxardalur and Myvatnssveit. The verdict was exceptional.
Brown trout fishing on the upper beats on the Big Laxá only managed to stay average last and as the season wore on the suspicion was lurking that a downswing was on the cards, something that happens all the time and takes varying spells to repair.