Record sea trout for woman angler
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The only tour operator for a top fishing destination in South America had double cause for celebration at the end of the season.
Not only did Christer Sjöberg, owner of Solid Adventures, put the lid on what was one of the best seasons in the history of Argentina’s Rio Gallegos river, but his wife, Anna Karin, caught what is believed to be the biggest sea trout ever landed by a woman.
The fish weighed in at 31½lb, measured 105cm in length and had a girth of 63cm. It accepted a size 4 Yug Bug fished on a seven weight Spey rod.
Christer Sjöberg, former owner of the Swedish fly fishing tackle manufacturer, Loop Tackle, told Angling International that the Rio Gallegos is recovering following the reduction of netting in the lower reaches and better protection of fish stocks, and is beginning to produce a growing number of large fish.
“It was an extraordinary fish by any means considering that the river is more renowned for the incredible average size of its sea-run browns. Fly anglers from around the globe now have one more reason to keep an eye on this body of water,” he said.