Wednesday, March 23, 2016

DIY Fishing Rio Gallegos: The Luck of the Irish

This season, we have had many anglers from Europe; specifically, Scotland and Ireland.  The majority of our European clients chose to fish our Northern Patagonia waters, but a few tested themselves down south, chasing Sea Run Brown's and Chinook Salmon. Here's a photo diary of two Irish gentleman, who spent ten days fishing with us.

Rio Gallegos -- Sea Run Brown Trout

Water levels on the RG were frightfully low.  Fishing was very slow.  We missed several + 20 kilo fish, but managed to bring a few to net.

Our clients travel around the world to catch SRBT.  We do everything we can to put them on SRBT, even when conditions are poor.  During slow times, we may visit a few known resident brown nest.  Some resident brown's have gone well over 30 inches. 

Rio Gallegos Chico -- Resident Browns

The Rio Gallegos Chico is a pleasant diversion that offers spring creek like conditions.  On light 4wt-5wt rods, and with fish over 20 inches, this is an up-close, personal fishing experience.

The Chico is quite long, giving the DIY walker miles of exploration.

Our DIY programs are unique, they cannot be compared with lodges or outfitters.  By working with our local team, your experience is real!  You might even stop by a farm, or other local business. 

Rio Serrano, Chile -- King Salmon

Fishing Torres del Paine National Park, for King Salmon is like no other experience on this earth.  I have hiked the entire park and it is one of the best places I have ever been in the entire world!

Though I am not a fan of non-wild fish, by offering this opportunity to our clients, they have a chance to see and fish a part of the world that is truly amazing.

A very healthy Chinook Salmon -- they can get much bigger!

Argentina, Chile, Sea Run Trout and Salmon

Two countries, Three Rivers, and Two Species -- All in 10 Days

Sometimes sitting in the same river day after day, can be challenging -- especially when water levels are low and the bite is not on.  I have known anglers who traveled to Rio Gallegos or Rio Grande, stayed at a lodge, only to come home without a single strike.  If conditions are poor, we can't guaranty anything, but we can provide alternative fishing options.  That being said, we highly recommend creating a fishing itinerary that provides the best overall experience, in a variety of locations -- not necessarily the amount of SRBT caught.


To all of our clients, we THANK YOU.  Your patronage directly effects the lives of people/families living in the communities we fish.  Why/How?  It's pretty simple; we only work with local guides and business owners, who support our guided DIY philosophy. So, every step of the way, you are working directly with a person who is committed to his/her profession, and is dedicated to their community.

Thanks for reading.  If you are ready for an adventure, we are ready to book your next Argentina fishing and hunting trip.

Saludos Amigos