The first fishing beat of the river begins in the estuary of Selfljót, the farthest east of Héraðssandur. The top beat is beat seven, which ends in Gilsárgil, only 15 km from Egilsstaðir. The mountains Dyrfjöll and Beinageitarfjall tower over the beautiful and varied fishing spots of Selfljót and Gilsá. Sea-run char migrate through the estuaries and fishing hours are flexible, giving the possibility of unforgettable midnight fishing. In the middle sections there are brown trout and shoals of char and in Gilsá and Bjarglandsá it is possible to catch large char and salmon as the summer progresses. The seven fishing areas offer tranquility and a unique natural environment both for highly experienced fly fishermen and those who use fishing trips to enjoy peace of mind and time with the family. The average catch is about 350 trout and about 15 salmon each season.