River West Rangá is one of the best-known Icelandic salmon rivers. There are various fishing spots in the river and much of the fishing takes place in beautiful surroundings. The largest catch was in the summer of 2008 when 14,315 salmon were landed. This is by far the largest known catch on a rod in a salmon river in Iceland to date. West Rangá originates in Rangárbotnar at about 200 m above sea level and is one of the largest spring fed rivers in the country. It merges with Þverá about 10 km from the sea and after the rivers combine their name is River Hólsá. Unlike most other salmon rivers, the water level is very stable, and the river is rarely colored, even though there is a lot of rain. The average catch for the last 9 years is almost 7000 salmon.