30 Apr Testimonial / Glyn Freeman:
For me the Rio Gallegos has everything that I want from a game fishery. This is now my fifth year on the river and I am still trying to work it out. The fishing is not always as easy as you might think, and you have to work for the fish, but I do enjoy that challenge. It is great fly water; with many interesting and varied named pools that are narrow and wide, fast and shallow, deep and slow, and plenty of others in between. There is over thirty miles of fishing, and it is very lightly fished, the pools are carefully rotated and also well rested and you are driven everywhere.
The endless beautiful scenery, geology and unusual wildlife are a sight to behold. The incredible sunsets and a big sky are just stunning; the clear sky at night with a billion stars due to no light pollution has to be seen to be believed, and the chill out factor is just fantastic. The Rio Gallegos and the Las Buitreras Lodge is a wonderful partnership. In the accommodation you feel that is your home while you are there, it is comfortable, the wine and food are excellent. Five hours fishing in the morning after a great breakfast, and then followed by a large dinner, a siesta and then five hours fishing in the evening, is the perfect balance.
There is an ample tackle shop with all you may require and spare tackle if needed. The expert staff at the lodge are so welcoming, warm and friendly; you are very well looked after during your stay. The local guides at Buitreras are second to none; they have fished the Gallegos all their life and know the river like no one else. They are very good at putting anglers with differing abilities in the right pools, and they are themselves also very good fly casters. It is a long journey down to the other end of the planet, but if you like a very different experience and aggressive sea trout of such size and quality, it is well worth the trip.