In the summer of 2020, there was a record catch of 870 salmon in the river Jökla. Many large salmon were landed, including one of 107 cm caught by Jules Goldberg on the 17th July – one of the biggest salmon caught that summer. The area includes the whole river Fögruhlíðará, above Réttarhyl, River Jökla from Húsármótum to the estuary and the rivers Kaldá, Laxá and Fossá that run into Jökla from the north. This is a huge and varied area, where fishing can be in large rivers like Jökla through to small rivers like Laxá, which is suitable for single handed rods. In total the area is about 40 km so there is a lot of space for anglers and great opportunities to explore new fishing areas. Jökla I and Fögruhlíðará are mainly fished for salmon, although trout are fished through the whole summer. It is also fished for sea-run char and the largest of these are about 65 cm.
Many people consider it a long drive to Jökla from Reykjavík, but it is easy to fly to Egilsstaðir and rent a car at Egilsstaðir Airport, reducing the travel time considerably.