February 28 – March 2, 2024
Rio Gallegos Sea Trout
Estancia Carlota, Argentina
with host Jeff Bright
THE WORLD'S LARGEST SEA TROUT — sea-run browns — are found in the far reaches of South America's Patagonia region. Among the most renowned of these rivers is Argentina's Rio Gallegos. An angler's paradise, the Gallegos features broad, generally shallow pools that reward good casts and an actively presented fly. Not only does the river host a strong run of sea trout averaging 6 to 15 pounds, with the occasional larger fish in the mix, it also offers a robust population of resident browns ... In association with our friends at Salmon Junkies we are excited to return the Gallegos in 2024.
New for 2024 — Exclusive access to an additional 20km of prime water on Estancia Morro Chico.
Target river: Rio Gallegos
Group size: 4 anglers plus host; 2 anglers per guide
(lodge/program capacity for 2020 is 4)
Accommodations: Single occupancy rooms each with 2 single beds and en suite bath. (Non-angling guests welcome; inquire for rate)
2024 rate: 5200 USD single occupancy; 4995 USD double occupancy
Includes: 6 days guided fishing, 7 nights accommodation, all meals, airport pickup/dropoff in Rio Gallegos
Additional costs: Round trip airfare to Rio Gallegos, Buenos Aires hotel, gratuities
Add-on options: 3 days / 4 nights on the Rio Santa Cruz for Atlantic steelhead and sea trout for 2900 USD.
Availability: Full | inquire for 2025 or other weeks in 2024
Encompassing 100,000 acres in the lower third of the famous Rio Gallegos watershed and only one hour’s drive from Rio Gallegos Airport, Estancia Carlota is located between
Estancia El Rincon and Estancia Bella Vista upstream and Estancia Las Buitreras downstream. Guests at Carlota have access to 20+ km of highly desirable water on the Gallegos at Carlota and, new for 2024, an additional 20 km at Estancia Morro Chico ... A short drive from the lodge, Carlota's private double-bank beats include an attractive selection of classic holding pools for migrating sea trout. Resident brown trout are here, as well, but typically efforts are concentrated on the sea trout populating the river on their migration upstream.
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