If you are a single angler, or just looking to travel in a group with like-minded people, then our hosted Sea Trout fishing holiday to Las Buitreras Lodge in Argentina is designed for you. Each year we have exclusive weeks on offer for our customers. The Rio Gallegos is a dream to fish with its low gradient, technical characteristics, exclusivity, outstanding guides and its vast number of pools. Las Buitreras Lodge in Argentina is a truly breathtaking fishing holiday that we can’t recommend enough.
Las Buitreras Lodge is located in southern Argentina 45 minutes outside the city of Rio Gallegos and sits in an amazing 290,000-acre Estancia. The whole area is visually inspiring with mountainous outcrops, which makes this part of the Rio Gallegos quite simply one of the most spectacular stretches of fly fishing water in Patagonia. The river is nearly 300kms in length and has its origin in the Southern Andes with two pristine and very beautiful tributaries, the Penitente and the Ruebens.
Once these two rivers merge, the river becomes the Rio Gallegos which winds its way through the wild Patagonian landscape. Once it arrives in Las Buitreras there is private access to over 40kms of double bank fishing on this river, with over 50 named pools all of which is divided into 6 fishing zones.
Fishing at Las Buitreras
Sea Trout fishing at Las Buitreras is like fishing for Atlantics or Steelheads. The fish tend to be more active early and late in the day, therefore we have scheduled all the fishing around this program. All customers on our Las Buitreras fishing holiday will fish in pairs and fish with one guide on a rotation system, where you fish two sessions per day. One in the morning and again in the evening. This way the main meal of the day is taken back at the lodge at lunchtime which also provides time for a siesta. However, for those who do not wish to rest we open up the home pool.
You will then depart again in the early evening and fish into dark before returning back to the lodge again for more welcoming drinks and a delicious supper. Each fishing session you will fish a zone with a guide who stays with that zone for the duration of the week, then the following session you move up one zone and to another guide. This rotation system means that all customers get to fish each zone in both a morning and evening session, plus get to fish with every guide during your week.
The Rio Gallegos
Fishing the Rio Gallegos is an immensely rewarding experience. The sheer numbers and size of fish are just outstanding with fish averaging around 9lb. The adventurous angler will have the opportunity to put their skills to the test against the explosive Sea Trout of Patagonia. With specimens that can easily reach 30lbs. As the Rio Gallegos River is a shallow river in the main parts it is a more technical river to fish but for all anglers, this is the pleasure as it is even more rewarding than just fishing the same deep pool for a whole session.
The river demands a quieter approach, the better and more discrete the presentation an angler can make the more fish you will catch. Having said that, the river is also suitable for beginner anglers as we have plenty of water and pools suitable to catch fish.
In the main, the river can be covered with switch rods, but on some of the larger pools and strong winds, you will want to break out the larger more powerful Spey rods. Fishing is extremely exciting as you mainly casting 45 degrees downstream to swing or twitch your flies.
The guides are excellent at teaching you all the tricks of the river, such as mending your line to let the flies sink deeper or to keep the fly in the channels for longer. On our hosted weeks which are only on peak dates we often land over 100 Sea Trout for the week with a good few over the magical 20lb.
We pride ourselves on having, whom we consider being, some of the best guides in the industry. Watch our guides in action and on-location at some of our top fishing holiday destinations, including Las Buitreras Lodge.
For either non-anglers or anglers who do not wish to fish every session staying, there are long walks around the thousands of acres of the estancia with stunning scenery and wildlife. In addition, with enough notice, we can arrange additional daily sightseeing trips departing from the lodge each day. Additional costs are payable locally.
If you have any questions about our hosted Sea Trout fishing holiday to Las Buitreras Lodge in Argentina, contact us in the office. Our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Make sure to explore all our Sea Trout fishing holidays and all our tours to Argentina. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.