Argentina’s rainbows and the new job

6th February 2018
Peter Cockwill

Got back yesterday from two weeks at Laguna Verde lodge on Lago Strobel (Argentina’s mecca for giant rainbows). This was another really successful trip with some delightful guests and the highlight for me was being right there when Clem Booth caught his long awaited 20 pounder. It couldn’t have gone to a better man and was a truly superb looking 33 inch fish.
The rainbows here are so super fit that the small ones of say 1 – 3lb literally quiver when being unhooked – just like little tuna!
One afternoon I had possibly the best dry fly sport ever with sighted fish cruising the waves and I had three over doubles with a monster that ran at least 60 yards of gel spun before the hook just pulled. Others on this trip would run me around rocks like I was toying with them, and believe me I’m hard on fish.
Altogether a really good time and now working towards next Janaury.
Come to the London Fly Fair at the end of March and meet me to talk about a trip.
Today was my first proper day in my ‘new’ job at Dever Springs and it’s good to be back into fishery work, especially at such a prestigious venue. There are some great fish coming through for stocking and today we had Torre Fish Farm deliver some lovely Sandy rainbows which will be grown on. I’m loving being associated with rearing high quality fish.
Lots of other jobs to do and not least is the winding up of the shop at Albury with plenty of gear still to be sold through.
Update when I get the next few days worked out.