Laxa-a-Asum, Iceland

One of the most remarkable Atlantic Salmon rivers in the world.

The Asum is arguably the best salmon river in Iceland. It is renowned for producing the highest average number of salmon per rod per day. It is not a huge river so can be very comfortably fished with a single handed rod, which only makes the fishing even more exciting.

A hot spring at the top of the river raises the temperature throughout which means that all of the fishing is done with a floating line and riffle hitching is the best method for fishing this stunning river.

Fished by only two rods, the river is amongst the most sought after in Iceland and returns an exceptional average catch of around 1100 fish per season. The river is totally exclusive and the preserve of the very fortunate. There are ninety-nine named pools and most are easily accessible. The catch is largely made up of the huge run of grilse that start to enter the river in mid July and continues to the end of August. The Laxa-i-Asum is perfect for floating line enthusiasts as at the head of the river there is a geothermal stream. This raises the water temperature so that the fish are always on the top and a small skated tube can be deadly. Inevitably, with such characteristics the river is in much demand and is perfect for fishing part of a week in conjunction with another of our rivers.

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One of the most remarkable Atlantic Salmon rivers in the world.

Price guide

Prices start from £8,000 per person for three days fishing excluding international flights.

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