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Sea Trout Fishing

El Rincón Lodge

Seatrout in Patagonia

“El Rincon” lodge is located 150km from Río Gallegos airport, in the upper section of Gallegos River. From the lodge we also offer fishing in Penitentes River, just a few meters from the house.

Gallegos River it’s well known as a sea-trout river. Penitentes offer the chance to fish for brown trout, and sometimes in the season also seatrout.

In our operation you will fish 23km of Penitentes River (both banks) and 20km of Gallegos River (both banks). The high season of this section stars last week of January till the end of April. February and March will be the months with best expected results.

Penitentes River it’s 50 meters far from the guest house. You will have the chance to pick up a rod and make few cast walking just a couple of meters. This river it’s suitable for single handed rods with floating or intermediate lines. Fishing with nymph or dries is a wright approach.

You can expect caches with an average of 1,5kg, but also big ones (4/6kg) or even sea trouts. That’s why we suggest 6/7 weight rods with strong leaders.

Penitentes River is full of bends, runs and deep pools. We will use our trucks to go from one section to other.

The section on Gallegos River is full of deep pools, runs and big boulders. You can also fish with single handed rods, but we suggest two handed rods to deal with the wind and get more distance.

Floating and intermediate lines are perfect to fish nymphs and streamers. If the water level or colour change is possible to fish deeper or bigger flies. During sunset time we fish with big black / dark flies (sunray shadow, temple dog, coly dog) on the surface with great action.

The house is a typical English house form 1902, shipped from the UK and build close to Penitentes River. Recently refurbished we offer single rooms for 6 rods, with full board services. All meals and drinks are included in our program.

The fishing is in a rotation, with two fishing sessions every day. You will fish 8 to 10 hours every day, this can vary during the season cause day light time.

The first session starts after breakfast till 13hs, lunch time. After a resting time, the second session will end at sunset time. If you like you will be able to fish after lunch on your own in Penitentes River.

You will have one guide every 2 fishermen, with a 4x4 truck. The week start and end on Saturdays.