Skógá under Eyjafjöllum is both a salmon and a sea-run char river. The fishing, in the years before the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, was very good and sometimes totally great, but in the years 2010-2012 the river was in a slump. In recent years, the river has been recovering and fishing is on the rise again.
For a long time, more than 30,000 smolts have been released into the river annually. The largest catch was in the summer of 2008 when 1,537 salmon and about 500 char were landed. Char fishing has also often been adventurous in Skógá, but the highest catch was in 2001, when about 2700 char were caught. One can expect many big fish in Skógá, as salmon up to 17 pounds and char up to 10 pounds have been caught there. The area consists of pools, pockets, flats and waterfalls