River Laxa Myvatn – Brown Trout

River Laxa Myvatn, the discharge of lake Myvatn is an enchanting river to fish and worldwide known for its fantastic wild brown trout, stunning surroundings and for the rich birdlife along the river.

The Laxa is the most fertile stream in Iceland. Black fly larvae sift substances from the water and constitute the river’s most important food. The brown trout are of all sizes but the main attraction besides the stunning nature is the sizable average weight. The most common size of fish is two up to five pounds, but six up to eight pound “brownies” are not uncommon at all. Several larger brown trout are also caught every season. Streamer flies seem to be the early summer most productive, but later on dry flies take center stage.

The upper Laxa is divided into two separated fishing beats. Fly fishing only and catch & relea