A fishing report from La Villa Maria Behety January 2013
By Charlie White
This week the lodge had the pleasure of having old friends over from the UK, the group was led by David Saunders returning to fish La Villa de Maria Behety for the 8th time. Chris B. Mike H. Richard M. John R. and his wife Karen R. enjoyed another year fishing the Rio Grande.
The weather was pretty good, mild but rather windy (on Thursday wind gusts of 85 km/h). The temperatures ranged between a warm 20 and cool 8 degrees Celsius. The dry spell continues, so the river level dropped about 15cm, the water is very clear and its temperature ranged between 14 and 7 degrees celsius.
The most successful lines were Skagit and Guideline shooting heads. The most used tip was T-14 of varying lengths, intermediate, and double and triple density tips.
The top flies were EMB Rubberlegs, TDF Prince, Skagit Leech, Yuk bugs, Colie Dogs and Sunray Shadows tube flies
Anglers averaged 2. 31 sea trout per day.
The average weight of fished improved this week by more than a pound to 10 lbs per sea-trout.
It is also remarkable that 33% of the fish landed were over 15lbs. (27 in total).
David Saunders landed the biggest fish this week, a fresh 24 pound hen. His personal best fish in over 8 years of fishing the Rio Grande. Congratulations!
The top rod was Mike H. who landed 20 fish this week.
Isobel S with one of 9 fish she and her husband Ian, landed on just one session on the Rio Grande. A great session for sure but made slightly more epic when you are told that they were sharing a rod and that the combined weight of those 9 sea trout was 122lbs. Just an astonishing fishery.
What do you want from a fishing destination?
We are all different but if you want reliability, big fish, excellent guides, supremely comfortable lodges, a week of varied fishing techniques and fabulous food and drink then you really shouldn’t look any further than the Maria Behety fishing on the Rio Grande in Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina.
It was a great fishing week. Lots of fresh fish coming in from the ocean. We had excellent sessions fishing floating lines and sunray shadow or emb.
108 fish for the week.
Dave P was our top rod (as usual) with 23 fish in the net. Clel N landed 22 fish.
Karl S landed the fish of the week: 19 pounds.