Project Description

Minnivallalaekur river

Location: South, appr. 110 km east of Reykjavik.
Season: 1 April – 30 September
Average catch: 350 trout. Full catch & release
Rods: 4
Lodge: Self catering

This smallish, gin clear south Iceland inland 4 rod stream has been hailed as one of the best kept secrets in global angling. It is a technical river where stealth, among other attributes, is needed. The quarry is native brown trout. Wild native trout, remnants of the old Ice age stocks that stayed on when the glaciers retreated. Real dinosaurs, relics from times past. They are on average 3-4 pounds, with the monsters ranging to 20 pounds. Every season several of 10 pounds and over are caught, plus many in the 5 to 9 pound class. Minnivallalaekur are ideally suited for upstream nymphing, dry fly fishing as well as fishing with streamers.