Laxa in Laxardalur – Middle Beat

  • Season: June 1. – August 31.Fishing in Iceland – Trout on Laxa
  • Species: Brown trout. Fly fishing only. Catch & Release.
  • Lodge: Raudholar lodge. Full board accommodation.
  • Location: North-east Iceland. 1 hour from Akureyri.
  • Rods: 10

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About the beat

This is the beat below the Laxa in Myvatnssveit. Here a total of 10 rods are allowed at any given time and so plenty of room for each angler to fish. Here the character of river is different from the upper beat at Laxa Myvatnssveit and the access to the river is easier in most cases. The river is wider and slower making it the perfect setting for dry fly fishing for enormous brown trout. The average size of trout sipping midges off the surface has to be seen to be believed. Leave your 6X tippet at home for this kind of fishing but make sure to bring your smallest dry flies ’cause these fish can be fussy as well.

New for 2017 – The Stadartorfa beat is now included in the Laxardalur fishing but the fishery still only fishes 10 rods. The Laxardalur will be fished on a “catch and release” basis from 2017 onwards and it’s our hope that this will produce even bigger brown trout in greater numbers.

The beats above the dam are considered by many to be the best trout fishing available in the world. The number and size of brown trout are incredible. We are proud and honored to be able to offer the Laxa Myvatn River to our clients.

Anglers stay in the Raudholar lodge where full board accommodation is provided.