River Skarðsá is in Möðrudalsöræfi and is considered a true “fishing pearl” among those who have fished it. Its source is in Þjóðfellsbuna and a number of small rivers and creeks flow into it, for example Farvegur, Víðidalsá and Staðará. In Skarðsá and its catchment area there are resident char, but there has not been much tradition of fishing in the river until the last 10 years. According to Vilhjálmur at Möðrudal, there are plenty of char in Skarðsá and its tributaries. The best fishing has most often been where the river flows into Jökulsá á Fjöllum, where freshwater mixes with glacial water. There, as with other similar fishing areas, it would be easy to damage the fragile char population so fishing must be done with moderation. Catching is not guaranteed and sometimes anglers do not get a single bite!