Laxa in Myvatnssveit – Top Beat

  • Season: June 1. – August 31.Fishing in Iceland – Trout on Laxa
  • Species: Brown trout. Fly fishing only. We strongly recommend catch & release.
  • Lodge: Hof lodge. Full board accommodation. Free WiFi.
  • Location: North-east Iceland. 1 hour from Akureyri.
  • Rods: 10-14

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About the beat

The top beat of the Laxa Myvatn River. Here a total of 10-14 rods are allowed giving each angler plenty of room to fish and enjoy nature far from anyone else. What seems to be endless amount of pools, runs, pockets and places for fish to feed and hide make up your playground during your stay at the Laxa Myvatn River.

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

There are several different beats on the Laxa Myvatn and each is given a name representing the farm that owns the bank of the river where you are fishing. All the beats are different in size and character but each of them has many great pools and runs that offer spectacular fishing. Most of the beats allow 2 rods any given time while the bigger ones have 3 rods. The fishing is done in two 6 hour sessions with the morning session lasting from 8:00 – 14:00 and the evening session lasting from 16:00 – 22:00. Meals are served at the lodge accordingly. During each session two beats are rested so the fishing pressure on the Laxa is kept at a minimum.

The Laxa in Myvatnssveit beat requires some walking but there are always pools that have easy access on all of the beats. Wading can be tricky at times but that only applies to the pools where you need to get to the sweet spots that hold the biggest fish. We advise everyone thinking about fishing the Laxa in Myvatnssveit to do so with an experienced guide who knows the river, where to wade and where the big residents live.

The Lodge

The Hof Lodge is located on the banks of the river and offers full board accommodation in rooms with shared facilities, jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi internet. Cell phone reception at the lodge is great but some areas on the river have blind spots where there is no signal.

The fishing

The trout fishing on the Laxa in Myvatnssveit is phenomenal and is considered by many as the best brown trout fishing in the world. Forget everything you know about trout fishing when coming here. The power of the river and the fish has to be felt to be believed. To catch 2-3 kilo brown trout regularly on dry fly is fantastic and with fish exceeding 5 kilos in the river you are truly chasing dinosaurs.

The best dry fly fishing is arguably in July which is also the most popular month to be here. For nymphing the best month is June and in August the fishing is more challenging with more terrestrials on the water. To learn more about the fantastic trout fishing on the Laxa in Myvatnssveit contact Stjani Ben via the information supplied below.