Laugardalsá

Westfjords
Photo credit: SVFR
Calendar

Fishing season

15 June – 15 September

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

3 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

1 fish per rod/day

Accomodation options

Angling lodge
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Family friendly, Easy access, Requires permission, SUVs only
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For the full day
53600 ISK to 100000 ISK

What can be fished

Description

River Laugardalsá is in Ísafjarðardjúp on the Westfjords Peninsula and runs into the sea in the western part of Mjóifjörður. It was formerly without any fish, but in 1969 a fishpass was installed, following which the river became a good salmon river. The river is now considered one of the best in the Westfjords with an average catch of nearly 300 salmon. It’s a rather small salmon river with amazing fishing spots and the water velocity is perfect for fly fishing. The catch is mainly 1-year-old salmon but a considerable number of 2-year-old salmon are also caught. There are also a fair number of brown trout in both of the lakes that the river flows through, giving added interest. The river is suitable for small groups who want to be on their own. The rods are always sold together and only two rods are used in the beginning and end of the season. The fishing is for 2-3 days at a time, from noon – noon.

Accomodation options

Angling lodge

By the river there is a comfortable fishing lodge – Tvísteinar – with six double bedrooms. A good kitchen is in the lodge with basic amenities: dishwasher, gas grill and more. Anglers may arrive at the house one hour before the fishing and should evacuate it not later than an hour after the fishing ends. They provide their own food, hygiene products, bed linen/sheets and towels. People are asked to clean the house well and take with them all garbage when they leave. The house is nonsmoking and guests are asked not to leave cigarette butts outside the house. The house is kept open, and anglers are asked to leave it open on departure.

Fishing rules

All salmon larger than 70cm must be released

Directions

The fishing area is about 6 km, with about 20 marked pools

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Ísafjörður: about 118 km

Nearby airports

Ísafjörður airport

About the fishing license

The Angling Club of Reykjavík, [email protected] t: +354 568-6050

Schedule

Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00

Location

Westfjords

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