The fishing area is about 10 km with about 45 marked fishing spots. The lower section stretches from Smjörhólsárfossi and down to the sea. The upper section, which is a part of Brunná and Gilsbakkaá, stretches from the waterfall and up to the farm Gilshagi.
Fishing area description:
The waterfall Smjörhólárfoss is a short way above the farm Leifsstaðir. There are two very different fishing areas in the river. To get access to the upper section you drive up the road to the farm Hafrafellstunga. To access the lower fishing section of river Gilsbakkaá it is possible to drive an indistinct trail just west of the bridge over the river and to the north along it. To get to the top fishing spots, it is best to drive to Gilsbakki farm and walk from there down to the river. It is also possible to park the car by the house Klöpp, which is located just above the bridge over the river.
To get to the top fishing spots of the lower section the road to Öxarfjarðarheiði is taken and then the off-road to Leifsstaðir to that farm. From there, take a walk up to Smjörhólsárfoss, which is the top fishing spot in Brunná. That walk takes about 10 minutes. Walk through the farmyard and behind Leifsstaðir to find a footpath that lies through a grove right next to the house. The fishing spot Lækjardalshylur is on this path, just above the power station. This spot is best fished from the west side and to do that one has to wade over the river at the bottom of the break. Go carefully, because of the swift current and rocky bottom.
To get to the middle section of Brunná, which many consider one of the most fun areas of the river, use the same route as the route to the top area (towards Leifsstaðir). Just after driving over a cattle grid, turn right and go through a gate and follow a track to the river. Care must be taken not to go straight down to the river, but to turn right when the edge is reached and it is possible to see the river. That track follows the edge up to the confluence of the rivers Skeggjastaðará and Brunná.