Salmon river Leirvogsa
runs just outside Reykjavik’s city limits.
the closeness to the city the river surroundings are overall remote
as well as scenic.
recent years, average catch on the Leirvogsa has been among the
overall highest, or approx. three salmon per rod per day.
and varied fishing sites characterize this river and many are great
for fly fishing.
The river is formed by tributaries, but also
influenced by springs.
Total length is 19km, but 8 km are passable for salmon.
Besides the salmon, river Leirvogsa is providing good sized sea
trout as well.
Permits for this river are in great demand, and bookings must
usually be done well in advance. The river is fished with maximum two
daily rods at a time.
The total catch 2012 was approx. 200 salmon as well as 60 sea trout.