Laguna Verde end of season report
April 30th marked the end of the 2014/2015 season at Estancia Laguna Verde and we are taking bookings for next year already. Luciano Alba reflects on the strength of last season….
Looking back at last season many great memories come to mind - outstanding catches, unforgettable moments, and among the most important, the chance to meet great individuals from different nationalities with different languages and cultures, but with one thing in common… the passion and love for fly fishing! We enjoyed noticeable improvements and we had remarkable fishing results.
Faster roads..........more time in the water
A major improvement this season were the shorter drives around the fishing spots thanks to the hard work and improvements of all our Estancia roads. It really made the difference and benefitted all our visitors as we cut down transfer times, making it possible to access different types of waters quickly and more comfortably.
The chance of offering every guest a very flexible and varied fishing program remains our main goal. We offer a wide array of fishing options and combinations of unique locations at Strobel Lake and Barrancoso River, other very interesting programs - sometimes overlooked - as are fishing several of the smaller lakes inside our Estancia, as well as a new favourite for early season visitors, Moro Creek.
Shore lunches by our guides continue to be a highlight and the chance of accessing all the fishing areas of our Estancia in our trucks has upgraded set up and comfort. This has opened up areas that were previously only accessible by ATV.
Two hanging bridges
Two hanging bridges were built at Barrancoso River, in the middle section (aka Lodge Section, as it is just 900 metres from the lodge), and lower Section. This proved to be a fantastic addition, allowing access to previously unaccessible water.
The catch stats of the past few seasons show that the Strobel/Barrancoso fish are getting bigger and bigger. A total of 14 fish of 20lbs+ were caught during the 2012/2013 season, while 2013/14 recorded 24 fish of the same calibre, with the largest weighing 24.7lbs. This season showed an outstanding total of 36 fish that reached or exceeded the mythical mark of 20lbs, with a season best of 26.4lbs caught in mid February.
Looking towards next season
With another high snow winter being forecasted, season 2015/2016 is looking extremely promising. We have already started working on many more improvements like new and better roads, more access to new beats at Barrancoso River, Moro creek, and smaller lakes in the Estancia that were not fished until recently. We are looking forward to having you at Estancia Laguna Verde next season with more surprises and upgrades!
For more information on this outstanding fishery, please contact Charlie White or Hannah Treliving.
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.
One of the great pleasures of working in the travel business is when you speak to returning clients who have had a fishing holiday that has surpassed all their expectations. It is really rewarding to hear the genuine enthusiasm in their voices as they tell you all about it. I recently spoke to clients who just returned from ten days of fishing the rivers and lakes from Patagonian BaseCamp in Chile.