The famous fishing beat of Iða is named after a farm on the left bank of the river. It stretches from the confluence of the rivers Stóra and Litla Laxá joins Hvítá and downstream to the bridge over the river. Salmon lie in the boundary between the clear water and the cloudy glacial water, and this is one of the most well-known big salmon locations in the country. The area has returned about 700 salmon in a good summer on three rods and the best days can be incredible. The largest salmon that has been caught on a rod in Iða weighed 38.5 pounds and only one larger salmon is known to have been caught on a rod in Iceland.