This is a fine salmon river, fished with three rods and has one of the best self-catering lodges in the country. It is one of Iceland’s few rivers were there is a fly-fishing only policy.
Catch and release is though optional as on all Icelandic rivers but one, the Vatnsdalsa. A typical season on the Hruta will sea 250 to 350 salmon entered into the log. Plus several hundred sea char that are larger here than in most Icelandic rivers. The tributary Sika enters the Hruta on the plains just above the estuary. Iaccounts for a few dozen salmon per season.