The Langa is one of the finest salmon rivers in Iceland and has rightly earned world-wide acclaim. Thanks to ongoing ecological works the river benefits from almost 100 individual pools. The river has also benefited from the construction of a number of fish ladders increasing both fish habitat and fishing.
Ranking well into the top ten most prolific salmon rivers in Iceland, Langa always maintains its water height with a dam at Lake Langavatn. Even in what is considered low water conditions for other nearby rivers, Langa has enough water stored to maintain a good flow rate for up to four weeks.
The river Langa fishes 12 rods in the prime weeks. They are divided into four rods over each of the three beats. Each beat is then subdivided and fishes two rods on the upper section and two rods on the lower section.
Langa is ideally suited to single-handed rods with floating lines, best married with small flies and tubes, in patterns such as the Langa Fancy. Other favourites include the Red Frances, Sunray Shadow and almost any micro-tube, especially when hitched.
With such a large array of recognised pools and falls there is a great diversity of fishing water. Almost all pools are easily accessible with well-constructed access tracks allowing anglers of all ages an easy access to the pristine fishing.
What is so special about Langa is the ability to catch fresh fish on the lip of the pool that drops into the sea at the very bottom of the river and then in the same afternoon to drive up into the upper meadow, way above the major falls and fish ladder on the upper beat.
Couple this variety and beauty with the reliable water levels and equally reliable productivity of this medium-sized river and Langa is a great choice.
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The lodge on the Langa is superb. Sitting imposingly on a cliff not far from the coast the lodge has a magnificent view over the river. There are twelve twin rooms with private bathroom facilities.
The catering is first-class with well-respected Icelandic chefs looking after your every need.