We are very excited to let you know what is happening down on the Irigoyen for the first week of the season which has started well. Here is the report form the staff.
We were fortunate to arrive when the water had already dropped from its previous level. The water was very high and muddy thorugh most of December. The air temperature has been from from 5 to 15 degrees celcius with no rain at this point.
The season has started pretty well with the first day of fishing starting right after the spring tides of January were over. There were good numbers of fat fresh fish coming into the river during the high tide. Most of the catches were in pools that had a lot of logs in the water, resulting in a good quantity of fish being lost. All of the fish were bright, silver and ready to make your burn you drag out. Sinking tips and floating lines were used this week, ranging from 2 to 5 inches per second. Mid sized and small flies were used, such as the wonder bug. More than half of the fish caught this week were after the sun was already down the mountains. The size of the fish landed ranged from 5 to 22 pounds. Water level was very good during the whole week, dropping only a few centimeters a day.
Three rods fishing 6 days caught 29 sea trout averaging 11 pounds the largest of which was a fantastic 22 pounds. Robalo (Falklands Mullet) fishing was very successful during this week. A couple of hundred fish were caught, ranging from 3 to 9 pounds.