Laxá á Ásum

Laxá in Ásum is a remarkable Atlantic salmon rivers. The river has a 40 year seasonal average of around 1000 salmon caught each season. Earliest documentation on fishing in Laxá in Ásum is from the early 13th century and from the beginning the river is noted for abundance of fish. Since 1940 netting has been banned and Laxá in Ásum has been fly fishing only since 2001.

 

From 1932 until 2013 most of the river water was diverted through the Laxarvatn hydroelectric power plant and back into the river 7 km below the lake. The power plant has now been decommissioned and the river brought back to its natural riverbed the entire way from the lake Laxárvatn. After the decommissioning the river flows undisturbed for the full 15 km instead of only the previous 8 km. In addition to the river, the estuary is another 3 km, bringing the total fishable water to 18 km. As of the 2017 fishing season the estuary and the main river were merged and fished with 4 rods, which is the same number of rods as were fished prior to the power plant installation in 1932.

 

A new lodge was built 2012 and further extended in 2017.  The Ásgarður Lodge is situated next to one of the best pools in the river, Krókhylur or Home pool. The new lodge has 6 premier ensuite guest rooms, a spacious dining & living room, a closed-off kitchen and good facilities for waders and fishing gear. A sauna can be found on the terrace, perfect for relaxing after a day of fishing. This first class lodging provides a warm and charming environment for anglers to relax and enjoy themselves.

 

Contact:

Sturla Birgisson, Laxás ehf, Thrastarlundi 2, 210 Gardabae, Iceland.

Mob: (+354) 694 6311. E-mail: fishing@asum.is. Web page: www.asum.is  

Catch statistics for

Date Salmon Trout Rods
Jun. 20194
Jun. 27554
Jul. 4934
Jul. 111724
Jul. 182414
Jul. 253354
Aug. 14024
Aug. 84674
Aug. 155224
Aug. 225654
Aug. 296244
Sep. 56444
Sep. 126704
Sep. 207024

Total catch per year

Year Salmon Trout
2018702
20171108
2016620
20151795
20141006
20131062
2012211
2011439
2010763
20091142
200850326
2007537
2006361
2005679
2004462
2003308
2002559
2001562
2000770
1999430
19981136
1997715
1996627
19951549
1994805
19931458
19921458
1991833
1990651
1989749
19881617
19871157
19861857
19851440
1984625
19831050
19821036
19811413
1980956
19791650
19781854
19771439
19751881
19741439