Argentina Trout Fishing: Jurassic Lake River Camp

Probably the most prolific wild Rainbow Trout fishing in the world!

Argentina Trout Fishing: Jurassic Lake River Camp
WWMF Pioneering visit to Jurassic Lake in 2007 - 10 minutes after arrival!
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FISHING FACT - "The fishing at Jurassic Lake River Camp is quantifiably better than any other camps that have followed in the footsteps of the original camp, established in a unique location at the outlet of the main feeder river to the Lake."

Lago Strobel - AKA Jurassic Lake!

Jurassic Lake is a place where you can experience the sort of fishing that only your forefathers could have envisaged. With the exception of an impossibly remote farmhouse it is in an area almost totally devoid of human contact, a place so inaccessible only the foolhardy would ever consider visiting let alone coming to fish here. It is however precisely this environment that has allowed it to develop into what we consider to be probably the world’s most prolific wild Rainbow Trout fishery.

Argentina Trout Fishing: Jurassic Lake River Camp
Jurassic Lake - Wild, remote, extreme, combined with stupendous fishing

The Rainbow Trout Fishing

Cave art from a distant era within the surrounding precipitous rocky cliffs provides the inspiration for the ‘Jurassic’ tag to the lake otherwise known as Lago Strobel. If the art is Jurassic in nature it is the fish that draw the more direct comparison on account of their gargantuan proportion. These totally wild fish are so large and so powerful that they make regular Trout fishing tackle redundant - The graveyard of broken rods is testament to this fact!! We have yet to come across anyone who has not been literally bowled over by the size, the quantity and the sheer wildness of this location.

Jurassic Lake Trout Jurassic Lake Trout
Jurassic Lake Trout are exceptionally photogenic for both size and quality

What Makes Jurassic River Camp so Exceptional?

When Rainbow Trout were introduced into the small river that feeds Lago Strobel rather like the Trout introduced into Southern Patagonia that returned as huge Sea Trout nobody would of believed what would transpire. Cut off from human interference and introduced into a pristine aquatic environment the fish fed and multiplied and fed and multiplied at an incredible rate. Decades later the result is a fishing location where the Trout average 6-8lbs, where a 20lb fish is unremarkable and where anglers will have a chance to hear their reel sing like no other location on earth.

Jurassic River Camp Location

Jurassic River Camp is situated a stones throw from the outlet of Barancuso River, the main feeder river into which the Trout were originally introduced. It is virtually the sole spawning highway for all the fish in the Lake and it is for this reason that the fishing at Jurassic River Camp is quantifiably better than any rival location which has followed in the footsteps of the original camp. Not only are you on the water but also your catching opportunities are an easy 5-10 x better than anywhere else. Do not be fooled-If you want to experience the best fishing this is the only location worthy of consideration!

Argentina Trout Fishing: The Barancuso River
The Barancuso River- Even in low low water you can count fish in there hundreds

The Area & Access to Jurassic Lake

The lake itself is virtually cut off from the outside world with only a small nomadic estancia outpost sharing the shores of the lake. The lake itself is fed by one significant tributary although this reduces to a stream during the summer months. The water is of crystalline clarity allowing anglers to see schools of fish cruising far offshore whilst at the same time allowing the discerning angler to stalk individual fish, both in the lake and the river. Weather conditions range from flat calm to howling gales. The location of the camp means that even in the worst conditions the wind is almost always behind you and you will always be able to catch fish! Nature has its own unique way of protecting special places and Jurassic Lake is no exception. Access to the lake is only possible by sturdy 4x4 truck and the journey there and back is not for the weak of constitution.

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First view of the Lake –shimmering in cobalt blue is truly mesmerizing

The Accommodation-Jurassic Lake Camp

The camp has been substantially upgraded from the early days of Dome tents and open vista ‘facilities’. A simple but straightforward wooden lodge now accommodates anglers complimented by reasonable shower and toilet facilities allowing anglers to stay and fish for a week in comfort. Expect great hospitality, good hearty Argentinean food with all wines and beers included in your trip.

The new Jurassic River Camp Lodge replacing the original dome Tents
The new Jurassic River Camp Lodge replacing the original dome Tents

Fishing Tackle

Lago Strobel and the huge Rainbow Trout are used as the ultimate proving ground for the development of Loop fishing rods and reels. A wide selection of the latest rods and reels is available and free for guests to use.

Best times to go –When you can!

From October-December the fishing on the River is at its best due to the increased water-flow. For anyone planning a full-week at Jurassic Lake then this is the best time to go. For those wanting to combine a trip for Sea Trout on the Rio Gallegos in Southern Patagonia or Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, either for a full week or for a shorter 3 day trip then you will still be able to experience amazing fishing from Jan –April although from mid-March to mid-April the fishing will be at its peak.

Argentina Trout Fishing: Jurassic Lake River Camp
A delightfully calm morning and an irresistible final cast before departure

Typical Programs

Full Week Package at Jurassic Lake

Schedule Activity Comments
Sat

Depart Calafate 8am -Drive to Jurassic Lake

Fish on arrival
Sun-Thur 5 full days fishing at Jurassic Lake  
Fri

Fish morning

Drive back to Calafate

Overnight Calafate

Overnight Calafate prior to return domestic flight to Buenos Aires on saturday 

Half-Week Jurassic Lake Trip

Schedule Activity Comments
Sat

Calafate-Drive to Jurassic Lake

Overnight Calafate on friday night
Sun-Mon

2 full days fishing Jurassic Lake

 
Tues

Fish am - Return to Calafate pm

Option to overnight Calafate prior to return domestic flight to Buenos Aires

Availability and Pricing for the 2013/4 Season

Rate:
  • Full Week
    • Nov-Dec: USD $5,650
    • Jan-mid Mar: USD $3,950
    • mid Mar-Apr: USD $4,950
  • Half Week
    • Jan-mid Mar: USD $2,750
    • mid Mar-Apr: USD $3,750
If traveling as an individual (and you cannot join another group) or outside of scheduled change days their will be an excess charge
Package Includes:
  • All ground transfers on arrival at Rio Gallegos or Califate.
  • Free use of range of latest Loop rods and reels.
  • All meals, beers,wine and soft drinks
Note: Price does not include gratuities or visa costs and any satellite telephone calls. Camp capacity is a maximum of 8 rods+1 gp leader. We are happy to arrange your travel should you so require.

 

If you would like to know more about the Jurassic Lake, please contact us and we will provide you with more details. For availabilities, prices, pre trip information, booking form etc. please contact:

Justin Maxwell-Stuart with a Sea Trout from the Rio Gallegos River Justin Maxwell-Stuart

Mobile: +44 (0)7711 519 857
Fax: +44 (0)20 7352 0942
E-mail: justin@wherewisemenfish.com

 

 
Online Enquiries
 

If you would prefer to speak to us directly regarding a trip to the Jurassic lake, please contact us at the following:

United Kingdom Office:
Justin Maxwell-Stuart
Mobile: +44 (0)7711 519 857
Fax: +44 (0)20 7352 0942
justin@wherewisemenfish.com

United States Office:

US Country Code: +1
Telephone: 646 797 2945
info@wherewisemenfish.com

 

Or alternatively email us via our Booking Enquiries Form to request more information.

 
Online Enquiries
 

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