Friday, April 23, 2010

Rio Gallegos Article in tomorrows Financial Times


Read about our fantastic trip in Feb this year to the Rio Gallegos River in tomorrows (Sat 24th) Financial Times Weekender Magazine. We had a fantastic time with a great group of clients including a couple of AAPGAI Instructors Bob Sherwood and Brett O'Connor.
Great memories and the most stunning sea trout you could imagine.
Just Perfect.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Two Places on River Eden Salmon Course 25th 26th May



Two places have come available at short notice on the River Eden Salmon Course on the 25th and 26th of May. The course will take place on the banks of the stunning Upper and Lower Lazonby water and is aimed at beginners and improvers. The two days are an excellent way of fast tracking your skills for those in pursuit of these magnificent fish.
The course is conducted by myself and Glyn Freeman AAPGAI Master Instructor who has been guiding and teaching of this lovely river for many years. Accommodation is in the Fox and Pheasant at Armathwaite just five minutes from the water and is perfectly positioned to enable easy access to the private Lazonby estate water.
For more information please contact me.
Tight Lines
Jim

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Great week on the Rio Gallegos




The jet lag is almost a thing of the past and now all that remains are the memories of the most amazing weeks fishing in Patagonia on the Rio Gallegos river. Everyone will remember this tremendous weeks fishing and treasure the memories for ever!!
Ailsa's quest for a double figure fish was rewarded with this 15lb beauty. See Below.


The team of nine rods had a blast catching these huge sea trout, everyone had personal bests. Including Ian above who hooked and landed this 21lb fish after just half an hour of the first morning on his single handed G Loomis!
By the second day the wind started to live up to it's reputation, however the group changed to the double handers and the catching of huge sea trout continued.
The fish were bars of silver and jet propelled giving all the guys and girls some amazing scraps.

The lodge and the guides were first class and the welcome we received was very special indeed.
Well done to all the group for their good humor and good company and for making my job of host such an easy one. Special thanks to fellow AAPGAI Instructors Bob Sherwood (who's rod I "borrowed" to catch an 18lb fish on the last evening and to Brett whose quest to become a member of the 20-20 club (20 sea trout and a 20lb fish) kept us on the edge of our seats until the last session. He finished the week as top rod with 18 fish biggest 21lb, great effort.
Thanks to all the group.
Jim

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Rio Gallegos Sea Trout Adventure


After months of planning we are now just a few hours away from another adventure down in Patagonia. Its 4.30am and I'm just treble checking all the details for the trip. Everything looks good, the river is in great shape, the average size of the fish is at an all time record of 12.4lbs! With out doubt one of my favourite places on the planet and with a cracking group of clients ready to experience these hard fighting silver bullets,all that is now left to do is jump on the plane and enjoy the adventures that are sure to come our way!