- Fresh Water
SeasonNovember - April
- The 2013 rate is $5200 per week per person
Number of guestsThe lodge takes 8 anglers per week.
- Rainbow Trout
Estancia Laguna Verde
The internationally renowned Lake Strobel, a.k.a. Jurassic Lake, is 65 square kilometers of crystal clear water. Its extraordinary biological characteristics and conditions allow amazing growth of trout, famous worldwide as probably the best wild rainbow trout fishery in the world.
The comfortable and exclusive Estancia Laguna Verde, located on the south side of this incredible place, is the one and only lodge in the Strobel area. It offers fishermen the chance to experience wild Patagonia at its best, surrounded by beautiful untouched landscapes and unparalleled flora and fauna, and the opportunity to battle against huge and strong fish.
This incredible place offers not only extraordinary fishing at Lake Strobel, but also fantastic action at the amazing Barrancoso River, the only tributary of the big lake, with more than 8 km running inside the Estancia. Challenging fishing is also available at 15 smaller lakes located inside the ranch, in the middle of the breathtaking Patagonia "meseta".
It's important to point out that unlike fishing for sea run trout at Tierra del Fuego or the Gallegos River where seasons are very short, or steelhead fishing at Santa Cruz river with even shorter seasons and unpredictable results, the fishing at Lake Strobel, Barrancoso River and the lakes inside the estancia stays at an excellent level from November until mid April.
At Lake Strobel, it's impossible not to mention one of the best fishing areas of the lake, "Monsters Bay", which owes its name to the unbelievable quantity and size of the fish that are usually caught there. Its protected waters make fishing there an absolute pleasure, with lots of sight fishing with small nymphs and big dry flies on calm days, and some fishing available every day.
The lake has plenty of smaller bays as well, which gather great quantities of fish and offer protection in often-windy conditions. In order to experience great fishing adventures every day of the week, you can move around with our boats or skiffs, covering lots of water and great fishing spots.
The smaller lakes inside Estancia Laguna Verde offer visitors enormous trout as well, which are great to fish from the coast as well as from boats (two fishermen per boat with one guide.) The incredible Barrancoso River, the one and only tributary of Strobel Lake, is a typical mountain freestone river with transparent waters and big rocks, holding amazing trout in its beautiful pools, pocket waters, flats.
The Estancia is located a few meters from the beautiful "Laguna Verde", which gives the lodge its name. The waters are a beautiful color, and offer excellent fishing, with opportunities to catch trout of significant size and fighting ability.
The Lodge’s main building is a typical Estancia house with three double bedrooms with comfortable en suite bathrooms, provided with hot water 24 hours a day. Each bedroom has two single beds, so the lodge can accommodate as many as six anglers per week.
The Lodge offers a spacious living room, facing Laguna Verde, where wine and cocktails are served. There a 42´ LCD TV with a satellite connection and a DVD player, as well as a fly tying desk, to enjoy when not fishing. There are also Satellite and IP telephones, unlimited wireless Internet access, and a computer available at the lodge, with electricity available 24 hours a day. There's also a changing room/drying facility, located just by the entrance door of the lodge, in order to use before and after fishing, to dress/undress, as well as have all the fishing gear ready and dried every day, such as waders, wading boots, rods, reels, vests, etc. Laundry service is provided twice a week if desired by guests. The staff at the lodge offers friendly and professional attention to create a cozy and relaxed atmosphere and guarantee a truly unforgettable experience.
Estancia Laguna Verde also offers excellent cuisine, preparing typical Argentinean food like "asados" (barbeques), the famous Patagonian lamb, and the best international dishes.
In Argentina, we are proud of our meat, which is internationally known for its quality and flavor. We also take pride in the high quality of our excellent selection of "fiambres"(cold cuts), cheese and dairy products, fruits and vegetables. We also have an excellent array of wines, beers, clear brandies, and regional liquors. These riches are a consequence of the wide and varied geography of our country and the years of immigration from countries such as Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Russia, to name a few. These cuisines blended with native and national gastronomic culture, forming an irresistible combination for those who are very fond of good food.
In our lodge we hope to become true ambassadors of these unbelievable gastronomic riches and to offer our guests, after a long fishing day, the satisfying experience of tasting these exquisite delicacies.
Taking all this into account, we have carefully planned our daily menu to include several mouth-watering dishes typical of different regions of Argentina. Visitors will have the chance to taste, among other dishes, our supreme "asado pampeano" (barbecue), "puchero bonaerense" (meat stew with vegetables), "cordero patagonico" (lamb), "chupin litoraleño" (fish stew), "empanadas mendocinas", "locro salteño", "milanesas and bifes de chorizo porteños", our classic pasta "fattas in casa" (homemade) and other typical vegetable and fish dishes.
All dishes are paired with an outstanding selection of wines from Mendoza, San Juan, Salta and Neuquén, including Malbec, the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, and the Merlot. In addition, our visitors will also be able to enjoy the deep Tannat and our unique stock of white wine (Torrontés variety), which in the Andes mountain range and its special climate has acquired a new incredible dimension.
In the morning, visitors will be served an excellent and satisfying breakfast to start off the day with plenty of energy. They will be able to choose from coffee, tea, fruit juices, yogurts, milk, regional cheese, eggs, ham, toasts, freshly baked bread, croissants, butter, marmalades, honey, cereals, as well as dried and fresh fruits.
At noon, lunch will be arranged depending on which section of the Estancia our guests are fishing that day and according to the preferences the guests have stated to the lodge's host or chef. Trout or meat "al disco" (a special way of barbecuing in the open air) accompanied with salads can be enjoyed when you are fishing the chained lagoons. Picnics with different cold meats, a selection of cold cuts, cheese and fruits can be provided when fishing the Barrancoso river. You can also choose to relax along the shore of Lake Strobel in a soft armchair for a satisfying lunch and a siesta.
In the afternoon, or at any time of the day our guests would like, they can drink a comforting coffee, tea, mate or even a regional liquor together with sandwiches, cookies, crackers, or our typical "alfajores" to fill give them energy for more fishing.
In the evening, delicious food is served at the lodge after our guests have returned from their fishing adventures and have made themselves comfortable. In a friendly atmosphere, visitors will be able to enjoy "tablas de fiambres" which consists of a broad selection of cow, goat and sheep cheese from Cordoba; several cold cuts from La Pampa including ham, dried fillet steak, "bondiola", pork, deer and wild boar "chorizos secos" (highly-seasoned sausages) and salami; as well as olives and pickles from Mendoza. As visitors try out our "tablas de fiambres" they will get to taste the specially chosen wines for the meal served that evening.