Laxá – Hraun

Northeast Iceland
Photo credit: veiditorg.is
Calendar

Fishing season

01 June – 31 August

Bait

Baits allowed

Flies
Fishing rod

Maximum fishing rods

4 rods
Stop

Fishing limits

2 fish per rod/day
Information

Guidance

Not available
Accessibility

Accessibility

Easy access, Requires permission, Only 4×4 cars
Dollar

Price range for fishing rods

For half a day
8500 ISK to 8500 ISK

What can be fished

Description

Laxá in Aðaldalur is not only a good salmon river, but also holds one of the strongest brown trout populations in the country. Every year, several thousand trout are caught in Laxá below the power station and the catch for the best beats is between 400-800 trout per summer. The average size is between 1 – 1.5 kg and considerable numbers of trout in the range of 2 – 3 kg. There is a great dry fly fishing at these beats in the right weather, but nymph fishing with strike indicators is still the most common method. A lot of anglers also choose to use streamers. It is ideal for large and small groups to book a few days in Aðaldalur and try out these wonderful beats, where it is possible to move from one beat to another, over a period of several days.

Hraun is an enclosed trout area in Laxá in Aðaldalur, east of the river opposite Staðartorfa, Múlatorfa and Syðra-Fjall. Very diverse, with great nature and perfect for dry-fly fishing when the weather allows.

Accomodation options

Guesthouse

Þinghúsið t: +354 464-3695, facebook.com/thinghusid

Gistiheimilið Brekka t: +354 899-4218, guesthousebrekka.com

Fishing rules

It is permitted to take 2 trout a day/per rod, but all fish over 40 cm must be released. All salmon must be released without exception.

Directions

Fishing area: Efra-Hraun reaches from the sign by the Island Klambrey and down to Skáleyjarstraumur. Neðra-Hraun reaches from the Island Engey and to a sign below the fishing spot Tvíflúð.

Log book

Services nearby

Nearest cities

Húsavík: 30km, Akureyri: 63 km via the Vaðlaheiðar-tunnel  and Reykjavík: 452 km via Vaðlaheiðar-tunnel

Nearby airports

Akureyri airport: 64 via Vaðlaheiðar tunnel

Restaurants

Dalakofinn: t. +354 464-3344, dalakofinn.is

Heiðarbær: t: +354 464-3903, heidarbaer.is/

Attractions

Lake Mývatn and surroundingt: 37 km and waterfall Goðafoss: 30 km

About the fishing license

svak.is/hraun

Angling Club of Akureyri t: +354 841-1588, www.svak.is

Schedule

Morning shift

07:00 – 13:00

Evening shift

16:00 – 22:00

Location

Northeast Iceland

Popular flies


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