Fly fishing at Estancia Laguna Verde offers the opportunity to fish the famous Lake Strobel, also known as Jurassic Lake. Arguably the finest trophy rainbow trout fishery in the world, this remote stillwater is famous for Rainbow Trout that grow in excess of ten pounds and even twenty in weight.

The family-run Estancia provides a fantastic atmosphere in which to experience this remarkable fishery with typical Argentinian cuisine, wine and hospitality. If you want to tick of the Trophy Rainbow Trout on your list of fly fishing achievements, then Estancia Laguna Verde is the place to visit.

  • Season: November to mid April
  • Trophy Rainbow trout fishing
  • Ideal for fishing singles, couples and families
  • Guided fly fishing and superb lodging
  • Sightseeing in local Glacier NP
  • Remote wilderness location
  • Average temperature: 0℃ in winter, 14℃ in warmer months

Situated in the Santa Cruz region of Argentina, a three-hour flight south of Buenos Aires, Estancia Laguna Verde is on the edge of Lake Strobel, famously known as Jurassic Lake for its oversized Rainbow Trout population and provides the ultimate opportunity to land yourself a double figure Rainbow. The lodge is located just by 'Laguna Verde' (Green Lagoon), only a cast away from this fantastic trout fishing.

The lodge main building is a typical 'Estancia house' accommodating up to ten anglers per week. It has seven double bedrooms with comfortable en-suite bathrooms, provided with hot water 24/7, each with two single beds (single room lodging and guiding can be provided for an additional cost). There is a spacious living room overlooking the Laguna Verde. There is also a satellite TV to keep up to date with the world and a DVD player. The lodge provides a room with a fly-tying desk and library to enjoy when not fishing. There is also a newly built changing room/drying facility located just by the entrance door of the lodge to use before and after fishing.

The lodge also offers visitors satellite and IP telephone and free unlimited WIFI access and a lodge computer. Windmill generators, and fuel generators are used as back-up, ensuring the energy demands of the lodge and providing electricity (220 volt) 24 hours a day. A laundry service is provided twice a week. The staff at the lodge offers friendly and professional attention to create a cosy and hassle-free atmosphere to guarantee our guests have a truly unforgettable experience.

This is the for anglers wishing to chase large powerful Rainbow Trout. The fish in this lake are truly huge and live up to all expectations with the average size of the fish in the lake is seven to nine pounds in weight and fish in the ten to twenty pounds range are common place.

The fishing is in four main areas. The lodge has exclusive access to over fourteen kilometres of the Strobel Lake (Jurassic Lake), ten kilometres of both the Barrancosa River and the recently discovered Moro Creek plus around twelve lakes and lagoons. Fishing in these crystal clear waters whether lake or river is by sight fishing using mostly floating lines and a variety of flies from small streamers and nymphs to skating large foam flies and mouse patterns depending on the conditions.

The access to a vast amount of water enables the guides to put the anglers right where the fish are or if the weather should be unpleasant then there is always a place to fish that offers some shelter. Being mobile is a key to success in this area and access to the water is either via ATV Quad Bikes or 4WD vehicles depending of guest preferences.

The fishing is all season long and fish in good numbers are caught from November through to April.

Whilst there is a wide variety of fishing to be enjoyed the bulk of the action takes place on Lake Strobel and in the famed 'Monster Bay' due to the sheer number of large fish that are caught there each season. All fishing is by wading and walking with bank fishing. Occasionally guides will use small floatation boats to access certain areas dependent on conditions.

We would advise all anglers to bring everything that they will need from rods, reels, lines, jackets, Waders and terminal tackle.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.



Passport with minimum six months validity and photo ID to purchase fishing licence.

Fly direct to Buenos Aires and take an internal three and a quarter-hour flight to El Calafate—there are many daily flights from Buenos Aires.

Transfer to the lodge takes from five to seven hours by four-wheel drive depending on the state of the road.


Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305


Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 (0)1730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232


Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816