We have five different beats from the Atlantic Ocean to 15 miles upstream. With roads and paths almost to the upper limit, we reach the river most of the time by car. However, sometimes, because of the fishing and water level, we use the Argos to fish the upper beats a couple time a week. Because we are the only operation on the river, we have the chance to move up and down as we need, looking for the best chances to hook a sea trout.
Along the river there are many different spots, pools, logjams, and structures underwater, providing the fish with perfect situations and places where they hide on their way upstream, which makes fishing the Irigoyen river a bit technical but a lot of fun.
The distance to cast is not very long, averaging 15m, and fishing is done in various ways – drift downstream, upstream, and stripping at various speeds that our guides, highly experienced and experts in sea trout, will teach you as necessary. The main idea is to cover as much water as you can every session, which is also the reason why we have long beats with lots of different structures on the pools.
But not only sea trout are present on the remote and untouched Irigoyen system, there are also some resident brown trout, which give us a nice fight and are always very welcome. On the lower pools, close to the ocean and playing with the tides, there is the robalo, a very good fighter that lives in the ocean and runs upstream to the first spot of the river to feed. Also called seabass, this is a fish pretty similar to a red fish with a size up to 15–20lbs. When the weather doesn’t help the anglers, or during the long siesta time, the robalo is a great option to spend some hours fishing.