Later in the season, we saw hundreds of Ibis birds in the trees, as well as parrots and many other species. All using Estancia Glencross as their temporary shelter. The whole area is teeming with wildlife. Every time we come to Glencross we can’t believe a place like this still exists. Most clients take the chance to get an Estancia tour and learn about life at Glencross, how they processed the wool back in time and how they do it nowadays, that they grow some of the biggest and prettiest sheep in whole Argentina, and how the community works with a working school, butchery, etc.
The fishing remained great all the way until the end of March. The Spors family enjoyed a lovely stay, booking the whole lodge for half a week all for themselves. They quickly decided to have dinner around the fire to have a cozy end of fishing each day, that’s one of the reasons people come here, You have privacy in one of the most beautiful surroundings Patagonia can offer. Fishing was a mix of brown trout and sea trout for them, a great few days for the family to end their trip in Argentina. The youngest, Luke, managed to land some great brown trout in Rubens and Penitente as well as two nice sea trouts in the Gallegos. Sara lost a nice 11 lbs sea-run fish in the Rubens tributary after a nice fight and Meta unfortunately couldn’t convince another bigger sea trout to come into the net while fishing the Penitente. The brown trout fishing however made up for these losses. John and Andrea from the US and Italy, took a trip to Glencross before their week at Las Buitreras and just arrived when we received a lot of water from the Andes, allowing them to fish from Day 2 on with the river coming up more than 50 cm. However, everyone knows what comes after high water, as this moves fish into new spots and usually brings more fish from the lower parts, getting fish active and very aggressive when seeing a fly. John was able to land a beautiful 10 lbs sea trout in the Penitente, a great encounter in a small stream with a small rod, as well as a 4 lbs brown trout the day after.