24 Feb Las Buitreras Week VI, 6 Feb. – 13 Feb. 2016
Yet another multi-national group consisting out of anglers from Sweden, Ireland, USA, Denmark and France rejoined in Southern Patagonia to chase the illusive monster trout of the Las Buitreras Beat.
Just like last year, the pack of regulars was lead by Christer and Annakarin Sjöberg, or Annakarin herself to be precise. After landing the still pending lodge record, a cracking 32,5lb fish with guide Hernan Garcia, some two seasons ago, she started off with a chrome bright 20lb fish out of Outer Limits. The pace was set, but rest assured that she left nothing untried to secure her position on the top of the charts. A 103cm long fish that weights in at a 25,3lb. cermented her position on the top.
Despite these two magnificent speciemen, 3 more fish cracked the magical 20lb barrier this week. Yet again, we were fishing a 10lb.+ average week on the seatrout side of things. 54 fish made it into the book, several were lost due to the demanding low water conditions. The dry conditions asked for relatively small flies and tippets – not necessarily the best preset to fight some of the biggest trout on the planet.
Our dear regular Kerry Hardy got into a brawl with a monster fish on a 9ft 6 weight that ultimately pulled out. Never give an Irishman a reason to seek for revenge.
A side note. Every day we saw a lot of movement of fresh fish pushing into the system. It’s a strong year for the Rio Gallegos strain and we hope that the trend continues into a bright future.
Total Nr of Fish caught: 209