Where to fish? Global Tour Guide!!! [2]

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Our quick guide to find a best place to fishing in whole the world!

>>> Where to fish? Global Tour Guide!!!

ARGENTINIAN TROUT

THIS land is a trout-fisherman’s paradise – a place where most anglers can confidently expect to shatter their personal rainbow and sea-trout bests in the same fortnight. High on the windswept plateau above El Calafate, the best rainbow trout fishery in the world, Lake Strobel, offers sight-fishing on turquoise flats that look more like the Caribbean than the wilds of the Andean foothills.

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Target individual fish as they cruise the banks, and watch in disbelief as your first fish – maybe a 25lb monster, but more likely just a regulation 12-pounder – catapults into the clear Patagonian sky. In the evening, wolf down the best and biggest steak you’ve ever seen, along with a gallon of excellent Malbec, and make a plan to beat the 20-pounder your friend and arch-rival caught on a big foam dry fly in two feet of water earlier that same day.

Then, tear yourself away and head to Kau Tapen on the Rio Grande, where you are almost guaranteed to comfortably beat your biggest sea-trout by lunchtime on the first day. The Kau Tapen water is narrow enough to tackle with a single-handed rod on all but the windiest days, and catching a 20lb sea-trout with a 10ft 8wt and a riffle-hitched sunray is as good as it gets. Almost.

The last hour on this unique river, as the sun sinks slowly behind the Andean crags far to the west, is even more exciting – one of the most magical experiences in all of flyfishing.

The last guttering rays of the sun paint the vast skyscape in a fiery palette of red, magenta and gold, and it’s then that Tierra del Fuego’s real monsters – seatrout that can range up to and even beyond 30lb – start to roll in the darkening pools. Tie on a big Black Rabbit Leech and step quietly into the river. Test your knots and your drag one last time – you may be about to hook the fish of your dreams.

As well as peerless fishing, both Kau Tapen and Estancia Laguna Verde offer the most fantastic accommodation. Everything, from the crisp white sheets to the delicious Argentinean Asadors and fabulous, plum-coloured Malbecs is perfect. Both lodges offer a warm informal atmosphere that makes every moment a real treat. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

CONTACT: www.kautapen.com www.estancialagunaverde.com

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BRAZILIAN PEACOCKS

dasIN the darkest, wildest corner of the Brazilian rainforest, Rio Marie offers one of flyfishing’s most remarkable adventures. Peacock bass are the trevally of the jungle – big, colourful hoodlums that range around the shallows of this impossibly remote watercourse, prowling the broad lagoons and terrorizing the local baitfish.

Rio Marie consistently throws up some of the very biggest peacocks in the jungle, and unlike other big-fish waters, the entire river is fly only. You can catch them with subsurface streamers if you like, but take my advice – get your hands on a few of Charlie Bishrat’s aptly named ‘Poledancer’ surface flies.

These big poppers gyrate much like their namesake, providing an almost indecent, seductive walk-the-dog motion that big peacock bass find impossible to resist.

The sudden ferocity with which a 20lb peacock can crush one of these big surface flies will make you jump out of your skin. But gather your wits VERY quickly: the subsequent high-flying, bulldozing mayhem can often leave with you with shredded nerves and a handful of cork and splinters.

Peacocks are as strong as anything that swims in freshwater, and to tangle with a big one is truly memorable. The Rio Marié Liveaboard offers 5 star accommodation and food, and is the perfect way to access the vast number of lagoons and backwaters that this sprawling river system can offer.

CONTACT: Rodrigo Salles at www.untamedangling.com

TANZANIA TIGER FISH

dasFORGET piranhas – tigerfish are surely the ultimate piscine nightmare. These rabid, razor-fanged brutes are an absolute horrorshow, and they are also one of the most exciting fly-rod quarries available anywhere in the world. In the headwaters of the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Tanzania’s remote Kilombero Valley, they grow BIG.

Hordes of Hydrocynus tanzaniae ranging up to close on 30lb are waiting to attack your big Gamechanger fly with characteristically depraved abandon.

As a bonus, every moment spent fishing for these hideous, hard-fighting brutes is a spectacular safari. Exquisite malachite kingfishers, weaver birds and bee-eaters buzz in and out of the tasselpods, and martial eagles stand sentinel in the tree-tops. Legions of crocodiles laze on the sandbanks, huge hippos roll in the deeper pools, and elephants, puku and lions lope out of the dense waterberries, giant fig and sausage trees that line on the banks of these wild, freestone streams.

Do your best to ignore them – there’s no time to gawp in wonder when mobs of big tigers are slashing the shoals of wretched littledash-tail barbs to pieces. Get your fly in there, hang on…and mind your fingers! CONTACT: To fly-fish for these remarkable fish in the stunningly beautiful rivers of the Kilombero Valley, contact Keith Clover or Rob Scott at Tourette Fishing via their website at: http://www.tourettefishing.com/

MONGOLIAN TAIMEN

dasMONGOLIA boasts the sparsest population density of any country on the planet. This is hard to believe when flying into the vast, urban sprawl of the fast expanding capital, Ulaan Bataar, but once you head north in the big Mi-8 Russian helicopter, expect to see almost no sign of human life for the three long hours that it takes to fly to the beautiful freestone rivers on the country’s northern borders.

These rivers are populated by the world’s largest salmonid, the taimen, fish that can and do grow to five feet and more in length. Mongolian taimen eat almost anything that dares to step into the river, and the classic way to fish for them is with a skated mouse or even squirrel pattern.

Seeing what is in reality a 50 or even 60-inch brown trout exploding on a huge surface fly is as exciting as it gets in fresh water. Throw in the stunningly beautiful and impossibly remote location, dappled with autumn sunlight or sprinkled with the first snows of the oncoming winter, and its not hard to see why many die-hards come back year on year.

CONTACT: Dan Vermillion and his brothers run Sweetwater Travel Company, and pioneered taimen flyfishing in Mongolia.

The Vermillions launched their Taimen Conservation project on TANZANIA TIGER FISH FORGET piranhas – tigerfish are surely the ultimate piscine nightmare. These rabid, razor-fanged brutes are an absolute horrorshow, and they are also one of the most exciting fly-rod quarries available anywhere in the world.

In the headwaters of the Mnyera and Ruhudji Rivers in Tanzania’s remote Kilombero Valley, they grow BIG. Hordes of Hydrocynus tanzaniae ranging up to close on 30lb are waiting to attack your big Gamechanger fly with characteristically depraved abandon.

As a bonus, every moment spent fishing for these hideous, hard-fighting brutes is a spectacular safari. Exquisite malachite kingfishers, weaver birds and bee-eaters buzz in and out of the tasselpods, and martial eagles stand sentinel in the tree-tops.

Legions of crocodiles laze on the sandbanks, huge hippos roll in the deeper pools, and elephants, puku and lions lope out of the dense waterberries, giant fig and sausage trees that line on the banks of these wild, freestone streams. Do your best to ignore them – there’s no time to gawp in wonder when mobs of big tigers are slashing the shoals of wretched littledash-tail barbs to pieces.

NEW ZEALAND TROUT

dasDESPITE its comparatively diminutive size, New Zealand still offers bucketloads of real wilderness, with magical and diverse scenery that ranges from jagged, snow-capped peaks criss-crossed by upland streams to swathes of stunningly beautiful temperate rainforest, traversed by any number of freestone rivers and spring creeks.

These beautiful landscapes are home to huge wild trout that can be targeted in almost universally gin-clear streams. While the North Island offers fabulous fishing, to my mind, the South represents the quintessential New Zealand experience.

While there are a million fish to target on fly, trout are still the original – the fish that most of us first tackled with a fly rod in our hands. The sight of a 12lb brown trout actively feeding in the invisibly clear water just yards from where you crouch remains as exhilarating as anything in flyfishing, and even after exploring this troutfisherman’s paradise for over 15 years, I still find my hands are shaking as I tie on that little ‘Hare and Copper’.

CONTACT: Based at the north end of the South Island, Craig Simpson is one of the most brilliant and also one of the most likeable guides I have ever fished with. Every minute spent fishing with him is a real pleasure. He also knows exactly where the big boys are hiding. Phone: 0064 03 523 9199 Email: Simpson.Rotoroa@xtra.co.nz

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