ARGENTINA - LAGUNA VERDE - SEASON REPORT - MORE ROADS, MORE FISHING AND MORE VARIED FISHING...
Added: Mon 10th Jun 13
REPORT OF JUST FINISHED 2012-13 SEASON
Last april 30th marked the finish of Estancia Laguna Verde 5th season, one that offered many remarkable moments as well as many improvements that certainly improved fishing acceses, services, as well as an increase in double figure fish catches, 15 lbs plus fish, and 20 pound plus fish.
As every year, the just finished season, started november 1st 2012, with the usual early season high waters at Barrancoso river packed with fish, throughout it´s course at Estancia Laguna Verde.
Since the last two seasons, the Estancia has divided it´s fishing at Barrancoso river with more than 10 km of this amazing stream, into 3 sections, Upper, middle and Lower Barrancoso, section which finishes just a couple of hundred yards from the river mouth at Strobel lake.
With the addition of more than 40 km of roads to different parts of Strobel Lake, Estancia Laguna Verde is able now, to fish more than 14 km of it´s coast at Jurassic! This has created access to new and remote locations, as well as new bays, beaches, and lots of different type of waters, which demand different fishing techniques, as well as fishing new waters every day.
Strobel Lake maintains a consistent level throughout the year, being certainly summer among the favorites and for a good reason! Since late December through early March, wind tends to go down, and with higher temperatures fish cruise the shores and bays with lots of action on top, making possible to sight fish for the biggest fish with dry flies and even mouse patterns skated on top.
Late season, started with rather warm temperatures, which allowed for a lot of sight fishing and surface activity, which made fishing through end of March, and April very successful. Barrancoso river, because of a very dry summer, started it´s normal increasing water levels, that had the second run of the year, happening later than normal (usually early to mid March marks the start of the second run of fish at Barrancoso river), which provided fantastic fishing during mid to late April, in the middle and lower sections of this river.
The season ended with a higher number of fish caught over 15 pounds and 20 pounds, especially in mid to late season at Strobel lake, with season´s best by Santiago Leon with 23 pounds, caught just outside of Dry Fly Bay, in the east part of the Estancia. Barrancoso river, also offered higher numbers of fish over 10 pounds, with a season´s best 21 pounds caught during mid November, by angler Charlie Dickinson, at “Long Pool”.
With the addition of more roads, new ATV's and an improved lodge, certainly we feel very positive about the upcoming 2013-2014 season, starting next November, which will allow for even more waters to fish, new accesses, more fishing programmes and flexibility, and the experience gained in all the past seasons.
LOOK OUT FOR MATT HARRIS'S PIECE IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF FIELDSPORTS MAGAZINE...
For further information please contact Tarquin Millington-Drake on 0845 299 6212 Ext 1 or at firstname.lastname@example.org