Week seven at Estancia Maria Behety has just come to an end and the fishing was very good. This was especially true in the first three days of the week. On Tuesday heavy rain in the upper river as well as some tributaries caused a steep rise in the level of the river by Wednesday. After this the river coloured up and water temperature plummeted. Our team landed 147 fish with 25 fish over 15 lbs and 3 fish over 20 lbs.
David B was our top rod with 22 fish to the net. Ian E landed the biggest fish of the week and indeed of the season at 26 lbs
"It was a great year, and we believe it's important to share with you the social and environmental impact of our work. You will see that Untamed Angling projects are much more than world-class jungle ﬂy ﬁshing destinations. The natives are our partners, and the rivers and the forest are our home. Our work promotes economic and environmental sustainability, and this is an important part of what we do."
This week has been the best so far. Full floating and intermediate lines with small flies worked best with Salmon flies as small as size 10 doing the business. Also green machine and EMB worked very well. The river still holds a great level of water. The team landed 108 fish with 20 fish over 15 lbs, 2 fish over 20 lbs and an average weight of 9 lbs.
Ten very eager anglers descended onto the shores of Alphonse Island this week. The weather was good however a strong north easterly wind did make things challenging. The neap tides allowed anglers to have some amazing shots at the ‘Big Five’. The fishing was boundless for anglers willing to put in the effort and make shots at fish.
Fishing picked up this week, floating lines and small flies worked well, until the river rose. Once the water levels came up sinking lines and big flies were the go to.
Due to the regular weekly rain the river is in great condition and at a wonderful height. 90 fish were landed, 12 fish over 15 lbs, 1 fish over 20 lbs, Average weight 8,5 lbs. David S was top rod last week with 21 fish landed. Karen R got the biggest fish at 23 lbs.
I had a truly remarkable week, and all told it could not have been more perfect. The lodge was fantastic, the food delicious and in perfect proportions and the wine selection and variety a voyage of discovery and education in the best of Mendoza. Heather and her team were unbelievably welcoming and hospitable and looked after ones every need. That is before we get to the fishing...
Another week just ended and again the fishing was a little slower than anticipated. Results were seriously not helped by the weather. At times the wind was strong and blow to more than 100 km. Tuesday saw heavy rain and by Thursday the river rose significantly. The plus side of this rise is that the river is still at a great level. 80 fish were landed, 14 fish over 15 lbs, 1 over 20 lbs, Average weight 9 lbs.