21 Jan Las Buitreras Week III, 10.Jan – 17.Jan 2015
The improvement of the water conditions by the end of the second week of the season gave opportunity for the new group to have a look at some of the best that this river can give. As reported before, by day one we already had 21 sea trout over 4 pound landed (with one over 20lb), for a group of –mostly- first timers in this river coming from the UK, and the Swedes, here for the 2nd time at Las Buitreras.
The group of first timers was egger to learn the techniques that sea trout fishing demand, as well as some speycast to handle the circumstances. So they did, and they all got into double figure fish action by the second day. The water level kept around +20cm and +15cm, with a dark tea color, and temperature around 6-9°C. Horse riding during the sunny afternoons, a typical asado (barbecue) outside, or Christers, Diegos and Peter birthdays were some of the highlights apart from the fishing, with great moments and good laughs.
By Friday evening there were 120 sea trout recorded in our catch book and a happy group making the proper toast for a week they’ll never forget. The figures: 120 fish caught (over 4 lb) with the biggest one, a 24lb landed and released by Lawson Jones from Wales, also top rod of the week. Average weight for the week 8,8 lb.-
Best Flies: Cone Head Woolly Bugger, Yellow Yummie Size 4, Yuk Bug
Biggest Fish: 24+ lb
Top Rod: Lawson Jones (19 fish)
We have just arrived home to the Isle of Man, tired but very happy. We are indeed fortunate to have fished such a wonderful River, in stunning unspoilt surroundings. Many many thanks for lending the rods and reels to myself and Alison and to your guides including Lawson for their patience, help and instruction. With brand new unused boots and waders and having never fished double handed rods before, we both accomplished double figure fish, more than we dared dream of when we arrived. Your fly that you gave me when I bought the fly box caught my last fish,on my last cast! An inspired choice!! Good food, good company, good wine and unforgettable awesome fishing!
Tony with his personal best seatrout from Las Buitreras
Thanks Again to All for an experience of a lifetime…it will be hard to beat ..ever. no doubt we will see each other again sometime soon.
Tony & Alison