This 10 rod river is one of the „big
guns” in the country and rarely if ever falls from the top ten listing.
Each season 1.500 to 2.000 fish are taken. For five weeks each summer
the river is fished by Americans, most of whom practice catch and
release. Most of the catch in the Grimsa are grilse yet this river used
to be one of the main haunts of larger salmon earlier in the century.
The Grimsa is managed by the farmers themselves which is not a common practice when the main rivers
are concerned in Iceland.
has a small tributary, river Tungua, which
is fished with two daily rods for two months per season. It usually pitches in with 50 to
80 salmon, which is not bad. A note of interest about the Grimsa
lodge. It was designed by Ernst Schwiebert just above the
waterfall Laxfoss. It is a controversial
building and people tend to either love it or hate it.