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Jurassic Lake Rainbow Trout Add on Argentina

Jurassic Lake is nothing short of a biological anomaly and must be the most prolific trophy Rainbow Trout fishery on the planet. 

When you arrive at one of the wildest places in Patagonia, "Jurassic Lake", you will look out over a huge expanse of water, 20 km by 20 km at about 3,000 above sea level, that looks more like with its wind-chopped blue water channels, the Mediterranean Sea than just “a lake”. Nevertheless, why travel to such a place? The answer is a simple one, the quality and size of these magnificent wild Rainbows Trout is unbelievable, where else on earth would you expect catches of 50 fish per angler per day? With an average weight last season of around 12lb with the biggest fish landed being a 120cm long powerful fish. This is the most insane, remote and beautiful fishing destination you could dream of fishing. 

As the tour name suggests Jurassic Lake is mainly run as, add on programmes to either a weeks fishing for Sea Trout at Las Buitreras, (See suggested itineraries for examples). These add on programmes will involve the very aptly named “Drive from Hell” into Jurassic Lake which takes roughly 12 hours from Rio Gallegos or 8 hours to Calafate. The last four hours of the drive into the lake are very rugged 4X4 travel with the last 20KM of the trip taking approximately three hours. Therefore anglers who are not a custom to rough travel or prone to motion sickness with extremely bad backs may be better off passing on Jurassic Lake! However, for those who are prepared for the pain the rewards are astonishing. 

The best of the fishing is concentrated around the bay alongside the main tributary stream and in the stream itself, which are all very close to our camp. The fish are very often acrobatic, providing fantastic surging runs and jumps which are simply unstoppable, therefore rods with significant backbone and reels that contain a genuine hundred yards of backing are required to tame these leviathans. So travelling half way around the world to fish for Sea Trout makes this the obvious choice to extend your stay and reap the real benefits of both true wild Sea trout fishing and Monitor Rainbow Trout as well.


Freshwater Fly Fishing.


Sea Trout

Season: Oct to April
Peak:  Jan to March
Weight: 5lb to 30lb 
Average Weight: 14lb 
Brown Trout

Season: Oct to April
Peak:  Jan to March
Weight: 1lb to 6lb 
Average Weight: 2.5lb
Rainbow Trout

Season: Oct to April
Peak:  Jan to March
Weight: 5lb to 26lb 
Average Weight: 12lb 


Note: these figures are complied with catch reports over 5 years, however they can be effected by adverse weather.
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All transfers between Las Buitreras Lodge, Calafate airport and Jurassic Lake, 2.5 days fishing as indicated on itinerary, 3 nights accommodation in geodesic dome tents F/B.


International flights, Buenos Aires accommodation (This is all included in the main package), Holiday insurance, personal items, local tips, fishing licence.


Flights upgrades available with British Airways.


A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.


Hepatitis A and Typhoid. 


All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press. However, please check these requirements for changes. 


There is no departure tax


UK - Buenos Aires (approx 16hrs) Buenos Aires - Rio Gallegos (approx 3 hours) Calafate - Buenos Aires (approx 3 hours)


(WT/E) 1 checked in items 23 kg (C/B/F) 3 checked in items 23 kg.


Rio Gallegos - Las Buitreras Lodge (approx 1 hour), Las Buitreras Lodge - Jurassic Lake (approx 12 hours), Jurassic Lake - Calafate (approx 8 hours).
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Everyone that has visited Las Buitreras knows that our former Lodge Manager Martina McNamara is one of the people that has made Buitreras the “magic” place it is, she is also a teacher in the University for Wild Life Management and we know that nobody will take care of you better than Martina. Programs can be customized to guests' specifications and for example could include Monte Leon National Park, Los Glaciers National Park, Stag River and more.


Take the opportunity to ride on the true wild horses and view some of the beautiful scenery.
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