At Estancia Glencross, our guests have the opportunity to fish three different rivers, all characterised by their own unique scenery and structure. These rivers include the Rio Gallegos (the mainstream) and the Rubens and Penitente Rivers (both tributaries to the larger Rio Gallegos). The larger Rio Gallegos is considered one of the best sea-run brown trout fishing destinations on the planet, whereas the smaller tributaries offer anglers an unmatched opportunity to target browns.
The sections of the Rio Gallegos accessible to anglers at this destination are characterised by varying structure. While the upper sections feature weed beds, rocks, and back waters, the lower sections look more like a traditional southern Patagonian sea trout river with cut banks and gravel banks. For those wanting to fish these sections, a light spey rod will come in handy.
While fishing the tributaries (the Rubens and Penitente Rivers), anglers typically use single hand rods and may employ several different methods, including swinging flies, casting into pockets, and strip streamers. Both tributaries feature smaller pools that are easier to cover and the upper section of the Rubens is surrounded by lenga trees making one feel as if they are fishing in a tropical jungle. Although the trout in the upper parts of the tributaries tend to be a little smaller in size compared to those found lower in the system, the surrounding scenery is out of this world.
Given the diverse structure and landscapes this location has to offer, anglers will not only get a chance to practice several types of trout fishing and techniques, but will also experience one of the most iconic estancias in the Santa Cruz province, as well as some of the most beautiful landscapes southern Patagonia has to offer.