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.