Possible Women’s World Record Sea Trout from Rio Gallegos
Swedish angler Anna Karin Sjöberg catches a 31lb 8oz chrome sea trout.
Source: ‘Solid Adventures’
As the books closed on another season for the only operator on southern Argentina’s Rio Gallegos river ‘Solid Adventures’ must have been feeling pretty pleased with themselves for not only did they put a lid onto what was one of the best seasons in the history of the lodge, they also reported a new record fish - a magnificent 105cm (length) x 63cm (girth) sea trout that tipped the scales at 31lb 8oz. An extraordinary fish by any means, even for the Rio Gallegos, which is renowned for the incredible average size of its sea run browns.
The new record was caught by Swedish fly angler Anna Karin Sjöberg, wife of Christer Sjöberg (founder of Loop Tackle and Solid Adventures) - who managed to manoeuvre this once in a lifetime fish over guide Herman Garcia’s waiting net using her 7 weight Spey rod.
The fish, that could well be the biggest sea trout ever landed by a lady angler, fell to a size 4 Yug Bug and was carefully measured, net-weighed and then released to carry out her duties on the redds.
With the reduction in netting on the lower reaches and an increase in protection measures the river is seeing an increased number of large fish returning to the system and fly anglers from around the globe have now one more reason to keep an eye on this body of water.
The 2014/2015 season will run from late December until the end of April with more information from www.solidadventures.com
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