The Rio Grande, 8th to 15th February 2014
By Charlie White
This week has been deemed the best of the season so far, in terms of quality of the fish...
At La Villa Maria Behety, the average weight of fish caught was 9.8lbs. Malcolm K was the top rod for the week, landing a total of 23 fish. 26 of the fish caught by the six rods in the lodge were over 15lbs and two were over 20lbs.
The weather was much warmer than previous weeks, with temperatures between 24°C (75.2° F) and 6°C (42.8°F). The river is clear and the water levels are dropping a bit every day, with temperatures between 15°C (59°F) and 6°C (42.8°F).
Many of the fish were caught on floating lines as the temperatures improved so the fish were taking on the surface.
At Estancia Maria Behety, the average weight of sea trout landed was 9.7lbs with 20 fish over 15lbs and 8 of them over the 20lb mark. The largest were two monster 24lbers. Our congratulations go to Andy B who was joint top rod for the week with an impressive 21 fish landed. There is still some availability left for this season. If you would like further information, please contact Charlie White or Hannah Treliving on 01488 689 701.
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.