Posts Tagged ‘Trout Fishing’

Spring Trout Fishing in New Zealand

September 9, 2011

It’s common knowledge among traveling anglers that January and February are the most popular time to visit New Zealand.  Mostly to escape the winter in the Northern Hemisphere.  Judy Hall is our expert on New Zealand and she loves traveling to New Zealand in “the spring”. 

Personally, I love New Zealand in the late spring, which in the Southern Hemisphere is mid- November and early-December.  Here are the top five reasons I love to visit New Zealand in the spring. 

  1. The fishing for both Brown and Rainbow Trout can be outstanding.  The trout are hungry and unpressured and more than willing to take a well presented fly.
  2. The weather is mild, average temperatures are in the 70’s, making stalking trout along New Zealand’s clear rivers very comfortable.
  3. Sight nymphing with Stoneflies and the beginning of New Zealand mayfly hatches.
  4. It’s not out of your price range!  Spring fishing rates and great airfares in Air New Zealand’s new luxurious cabins (http://insidestory.airnztravelagent.com//) make a fishing trip to New Zealand an affordable option.
  5. The culture: Trips to New Zealand are about more than just trout fishing.  Late spring offers the highest density of non-fishing activities and events around the cities that really showcase New Zealand. 

Getting excited?  You should call (800-628-1447) or email (Judy@angleradventures.com) Judy Hall to discuss the possibility of your trip to New Zealand.

 

Spring Brown Trout Fishing in New Zealand

One of Judy's many Spring time New Zealand Brown Trout

 

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Lunch with Eve Reilly of Poronui Lodge in New Zealand

June 24, 2011

We have seats left at our luncheon at Serafina’s Restaurant in New York City on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 12:30 PM. If you’re in the NY area on Tuesday, please join Eve Reilly, manager at Poronui Luxury Sporting Lodge in New Zealand and Judy Hall, travel manager at Angler Adventures. For friends of Poronui and Angler Adventures, this is a great opportunity to catch up, talk fishing, and maybe win a raffle prize (several bottles of New Zealand wine will be raffled off).

Anyone attending the luncheon and books a minimum 4-night/3-day fishing package in package November 1st – December 15th, 2011 at Poronui will get a FREE helicopter fly out during their stay!

Angler Adventures and Poronui Lodge are picking up the tab – Lunch is on us! Seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Judy Hall at 800-628-1447; 860-434-9624; judy@angleradventures.com to confirm your participation.

Serafina Fabulous Grill
29 East 61st Street
btw Madison & Park
New York, NY 10222
212-702-9898

Trout Fishing New Zealand

June 10, 2011

The Compleat Angler and Angler Adventures present “An Evening with Eve Reilly”.  Eve has been the manager of the legendary Poronui Ranch for 18 years.  Poronui, remotely located in the central part of the North Island of New Zealand, was recently voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 10 fly fishing destinations in the world, with a team of professional guides and convenient access to many of New Zealand’s best quality fishing waters.

Join Eve Reilly and Judy Hall for presentation and hear Eve’s masterful stories of the wily brown and rainbow trout fishing in the North Island (the ones that got away and the ones that didn’t).  Judy and Eve are both keen fly fishers and outdoor enthusiasts.   Please join us Monday, June 27th, 2011 at the Compleat Angler’s new location, 537 Post Road, Darien, CT, 7:00 PM

We will have some nice raffle prizes, as well as offering anyone at the presentation who books a minimum 4-night/3-day fishing package November 1st – December 15th, 2011 at Poronui will get a FREE helicopter fly out during their stay! 

For friends of Poronui and Angler Adventures, this is a great opportunity to catch up, talk fishing, and maybe win a raffle prize.  Call or email The Compleat Angler or Angler Adventures to reserve a spot, seating is limited.

Angler Adventures: 800-628-1447; 860-434-9624; Judy@angleradventures.com      

The Compleat Angler: 203-655-9400; compleatangler@optonline.net

Typical Trout Fishing at Poronui Ranch

Beautiful Water

Patagonia Backroads – Catch Magazine

May 3, 2011

As we mentioned in our last post, friend / photographer / fly tackle sales rep Jon Covich took a trip to Arroyo Claro Lodge in Argentina in January.  However, Jon wasn’t there solely for the great fishing on the Chubut, Carrilefu, and Rivadavia Rivers.  He was also in Patagonia to take photos – and boy did he capture some exceptional images while staying at Arroyo Claro.  Jon’s photo’s were so good that he was invited to do a photo essay on his trip in Catch Magazine, an online magazine focused on showing the beauty of fly fishing through the finest in fly fishing photography and cinematography.  Catch is a truly unique online publication and we love it here at Angler Adventures.  Click here to access Catch Magazine’s 17th issue, click on contents (lower left) and then ‘Photo Essay – Patagonia Backroads’ under the ‘Unique Essays’ heading to experience the entire essay.  Until then, here’s a small sample:

Fly Fishing the Chubut River, Argentina

The Chubut River

“…Rio Chubut, our longest float trip, will be our first excursion and it will take four days to cover sixty miles.  The river holds the strongest rainbow trout in the country and we catch them all on dries.  The summer weather is very dry, the high desert kind, and at times with a wind that sweeps the barren hills and is, thankfully, partially blocked by the willows that border the river…”

Arroyo Claro Lodge – Photo Essay

May 2, 2011

Our friend, Jon Covich posted a great photo essay and recap of his January 2011 trip to one of our favorite Patagonia fishing lodges, Arroyo Claro Lodge, on the Oregon Fly Fishing Blog.  Jorge Graziosi, pioneered fly fishing for trout in the Chubut Province of Argentina, and built a handsome lodge overlooking the beautiful Carrilefu RiverThe Rivadavia, El Canal Spring Creek, and Lago Verde are all within 30-minutes drive.  Jorge offers a 4-day float / camping trip on the remote Chubut River.  Why 4 days?  That’s how long it takes to get to the next road.  Still, the trip is comfortable enough to please even the most discerning anglers and the fishing is off the charts.

Beautiful Rainbow from the Carrilefu River, Argentina

Nice Fish - Photo by Jon Covich

 

Tierra del Fuego: Giant Sea Run Trout on the Rio Grande

November 12, 2010
For those among us who love swinging flies in rivers for big salmonids, it can be a long winter! But you can swing to your heart’s content all winter long on the world’s greatest sea trout river! The Rio Grande in southern Argentina produces sea run brownies that average 12 pounds and frequently top the 20-pound mark!

Kau Tapen Lodge

The original – the classic: Kau Tapen, the first lodge built on the Rio Grande, fishes 12 rods on 10 miles of the Rio Grande and an additional 15 miles on Rio Menendez.

The normal rate at Kau Tapen is $7,250 p.p. from your arrival in Rio Grande City.  International airfare to Buenos Aries, city transfer, hotels and in-country airfare to Rio Grande can cost another $2,200 – $2,500. However, Kau Tapen is offering a great “Hassle Free” inclusive package during selected weeks amounting to a savings of nearly $2,000 per person:  2011 Dates: Jan 8 – 15, Mar 19 -26 or Mar 26 – Apr 2.

Inclusive Package Includes: Round trip Airfare Miami to Buenos Aires; Transfer from International airport to Hotel; 1 night at the Loi Suites Recoleta (sgl room); Transfer from Hotel to Domestic Airport; Flight Buenos Aires – Rio Grande – Buenos Aires; 7 nights + 6.5 days fishing at Kau Tapen Lodge; Transfer from domestic to International airport

Rate: USD $8,105 per person (or just $6,796 not including international airfare).

Nice Sea Run Brown Trout from Kau Tapen Lodge

That's a bright fish!

Villa Maria Lodge

Kau Tapen’s sister lodge, Villa Maria is situated just downstream from Kau Tapen, near the tide head, and is the choice location to intercept the freshest, brightest sea trout. Normally weeks are $6,750 per person from Rio Grande City, but Villa Maria is also offering a domestic air-inclusive package for the week of March 25 – April 1, 2011, $6,550 per person; a savings about $1,000. This would include all of the above except international airfare to Buenos Aires.

Aurelia Lodge

Aurelia is the next estancia upstream from Kau Tapen’s water and offers 6 miles of double bank fishing on the Rio Grande, and 15 miles on the Rio Menedez, Aurelia’s upstream location makes it most desirable during the second half of the season when their pools are literally stuffed with fish! Good space is still available for late February and March weeks. Rates from arrival in Rio Grande range from $3,580 – $4,680 per person until March 6th. The rate is $5,890 per person from March 6th – April 17th.

Estancia del Zorro Chile Fishing Report

December 16, 2009

Estancia del Zorro Fishing Report

Great Trout Fishing in Chile

 

Hi Chip

Hope that you are all doing great there in Connecticut.   A small report on what is going on at the Estancia, to wet your appetite.

Last week the fishing at the ranch was outstanding to say the least. Our guests caught very nice trout on the Pedregoso Creek, the Coyhaique River and of Course on the Zorro Spring Creek.

The Pedregoso was particularly productive there we have been averaging 50 trout per guest a day (between 12 and 19 inches).

At the Zorro Creek they caught an overage of 15 trout per day, they were from 16 to 24 inches. (all in dry flies, since they did not want to use nymphs).

We are starting to see some pretty good hatches in the afternoon (may flies and caddis); we expect that the fishing in the next weeks will keep getting better and better.

Now we have a group from New York and Pennsylvania, they are here for the second time and were having a blast in the Pedregoso today.

For more information, call (800-628-1447 / 860-434-9624) or email Chip Bates (chip@angleradventures.com) at Angler Adventures. 

Big Browns from the Estancia del Zorro Spring Creek

2 for the Price of 1

November 3, 2009

2-for-1-deals-from-Angler-Adventures

Angler Adventures has negotiated several value packed “2 for the price of 1” deals at some of our premier lodges. For more information, please click on the lodge name, or call us at 800-628-1447 (860-434-9624). 

   

Paloma-River-Lodge  

  • Spectacular, remote setting.
  • 6 person capacity.
  • Rainbows and big Browns.
  • Normal weekly price $3,250 per person, double occupancy / shared guide.
  • Angler Adventures’ Special for November 2009: $1,625 per person double occupancy / shared guide. 

    

Lodge-Name-Test  

  • Excellent Bonefishing with good chances at Permit.
  • Access to Gorda Cay and Mores Island.
  • Price Reduction for 2010.
  • Normal weekly price $2,820 per person double occupancy / shared guide.
  • Angler Adventures’ Special through February 2010: $1,813 per person double occupancy / shared guide.

    

Turneffe-Island-Resort  

  • Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon.
  • 30-miles off the coast of Belize.
  • Only 6 spots currently available: 2 – November 7 – 14, 2009 & 4 – November 21 – 28, 2009.
  • Normal weekly price $3,902.58 per person, double occupancy / shared guide.
  • Angler Adventures’ Special: $2,573.09 per person double occupancy / shared guide. 

    

Abaco-Lodge  

  • Direct access to Bonefishing in the Marls.
  • Nice Accommodations and Gourmet Meals.
  • Great location for non-anglers.
  • Normal weekly price $6,800 per couple double occupancy / shared guide.
  • Angler Adventures’ Special, February 1st – March 15th, 2010: $4,250 per couple double occupancy / shared guide.

    

Acklins-Island-Lodge  

  • Extensive Hard Sand Flats.
  • Wade fisherman’s paradise.
  • Comfortable cottage style accommodations.
  • Normal weekly price $3,085 per person double occupancy / shared guide.
  • Angler Adventures’ Special for bookings confirmed before January 1, 2010: $1,962.50 per person double occupancy / shared guide. 

    

Nomads-of-the-Seas  

  • Experience Chilean Patagonia in luxury.
  • Unparalleled level of Service.
  • Access to typically inaccessible fertile fishing grounds.
  • Normal weekly price $17,850 per person double occupancy / shared guide.
  • Angler Adventures’ Special: $8,925 per person double occupancy / shared guide.

These discounts are offered to new reservations only and do not apply to existing reservations, nor date changes to existing reservations.  Discounts for alternate times, or other lodges may be available. If the above offerings aren’t exactly what you’re looking for call us at 1-800-628-1447; and we’ll find you the best possible deal! 

800-628-1447 / 860-434-9624
Fax: 860-434-8605
Email:
info@angleradventures.com
PO Box 872, Old Lyme, CT 06371
Website:
www.angleradventures.com 

Arroyo Claro Presentation

September 17, 2009

Jorge Graziosi was the guest speaker at a luncheon held September 9th, 2009 at the Anglers’ Club of New York, 101 Broad Street. Other invited guests included three representatives of Angler Adventures; owner Chip Bates, Travel Manager Judy Hall, and Webmaster Evan Peterson.

Jorge Graziosi has been guiding in Patagonia, Argentina since 1968. In 1999 he built and opened Arroyo Claro Lodge, located in the beautiful Carrileufu River Valley, a 3-hour drive south of Bariloche and 3-hours from the Chilean border. Jorge may be the only outfitter offering guests the opportunity to fish both Argentina and Chile. Arroyo Claro Lodge will host an Anglers’ Club outing January 23-30, 2010. Arrangements for the Anglers’ Club Argentina trip are being handled by Angler Adventures. Click here for more information on Arroyo Claro Lodge or contact Chip Bates at Angler Adventures: (800) 628-1447 or Chip@angleradventures.com.

We hope you enjoy Jorge Graziosi’s slide show presentation to the Anglers’ Club, below.  If you would like the slide show to auto-play, please click on the menu in the lower left hand corner and select auto-play.  Click here to read Angler Adventures September 2009  Newsletter.


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