Italy; Trentino Streamside Report – April 2024
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by Alex Jardine
10h ago
March this year, the trout fishing in Trentino, Italy has been more of a challenge due to adverse weather conditions. Low temperatures and cold waters made the fish less active, whilst heavy rains affected the water levels. However, Val di Non, thanks to its two lakes has remained clear, still allowing fishing during the hottest hours of the day. With the arrival of April, the weather has fortunately improved. The days are getting longer, and temperatures have reached peaks of 30 degrees this year (it’s not normal but weather condition this year have been weird), this has allowed for decen ..read more
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Too Much rain delays start to Mayfly season
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by Justin Hancock
10h ago
After enduring months of relentless rain, the water levels in the upper reaches of the Test have surged, rendering fishing impossible for now. This setback is poised to delay the Mayfly season by at least a couple of weeks, stripping away the historically best part of the fishing calendar. Consequently, the availability of fishing spots for the first two weeks of the season is likely to be severely constrained. However, amidst this uncertainty, there’s a glimmer of hope for anglers eager to cast their lines. We’ve managed to reserve a handful of days at Testcombe, along with a few rod ..read more
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Fish With Aardvark McLeod in 2024
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by Alex Jardine
1d ago
Our group led fly fishing trips continue to prove popular and we look forward to personally hosting you in many of the destinations we arrange fishing holidays. We have found that hosted trips provide an excellent opportunity for clients wishing to avoid single supplements, to join a group of like-minded enthusiasts and have an instructor on hand to help. Fishing abroad for the first time can sometimes be a little intimidating and travelling with a group removes much of the hassle. As the lodge or boat is usually taken exclusively, there’s often more flexibility afforded during the week to lo ..read more
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Argentina; Spectacular dorado fishing in a one-off combination itinerary
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by Charlotte Opperman
1w ago
This one-of-a-kind pairing, allows anglers six full fishing days at two premier dorado operations: three days on the clear Upper Paraná out of Suindá Lodge, known for its monster dorados, coupled with another three days on the diverse waters of the Iberá Marshland out of Pira Lodge, known for its numbers. The seven-night programme gives guests the ability to rotate lodges in the middle of the week. Begin at Suinda, and then transfer to Pira. Or vice versa. No matter where you decide to start, you’ll fish two of the most consistent environments for golden dorado that Argentina has to offer ..read more
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Argentina; Exceptional golden dorado fishing
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by Charlotte Opperman
1w ago
The process of planning a great fishing trip starts with doing research on the area, the time of year, and the abundance of the species you are after. Along those lines, we felt you might enjoy some background on the state of the golden dorado fishery in northern Argentina which, we’re delighted to report, is a story with a happy ending. There are a lot of dorado in the rivers now and reason for great optimism of exceptional dorado fishing in late 2024 and 2025. If you know about this part of the world, you may know that Argentina was mired in a “La Niña” weather pattern that starved the c ..read more
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Argentina; Kau Tapen & Villa Maria – 2025 Availability
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by Olly Thompson
1w ago
For many, the sea trout fishing in Argentina is a annual pilgrimage as nowhere in the world can offer such size and numbers of fish. Villa Maria and Kau Tapen are two of the best lodges on the world famous Rio Grande and they both have rods available on some of their prime weeks for the 2025 season which have often been considered dead mans shoes. Now, is the time to book if you are interested in fishing this wonderful river. Kau Tapen and Villa María Lodges are both run to exacting standards and set the bar for others to follow. They offer some of the best fishing for sea trout on the midd ..read more
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Argentina; Kau Tapen & Villa Maria – 2025 Season Availability Copy
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by Olly Thompson
1w ago
For many, the sea trout fishing in Argentina is a annual pilgrimage as nowhere in the world can offer such size and numbers of fish. Villa Maria and Kau Tapen are two of the best lodges on the world famous Rio Grande and they both have rods available on some of their prime weeks for the 2025 season which have often been considered dead mans shoes. Now, is the time to book if you are interested in fishing this wonderful river. Kau Tapen and Villa María Lodges are both run to exacting standards and set the bar for others to follow. They offer some of the best fishing for sea trout on the midd ..read more
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Teffont Magna Shoot, Wiltshire
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by Peter McLeod
1w ago
Teffont Magna shoot is located west of Salisbury, off the A303 outside the charming village of Teffont Magna. It is approximately a 90-minute drive from west London. The estate is set in 3,500 acres of rolling hills and downland allowing the shoot to show some testing and fast-moving French and English partridge with the addition of some fun pheasants to add into the mix later in the season. Some of the signature drives include Chalkpit, Furze Hedge or Devils Bank to name a few. They have a purpose-built shoot lodge found in the heart of the estate and with a gun bus to get the team around ..read more
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Focus on: Four Seasons, Mahé, Seychelles
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by Charlotte Opperman
1w ago
This glorious hotel is all you’d expect from a Four Seasons Resort, enveloping its guests in an atmosphere of graceful luxury and warm hospitality. Nestled into a hillside overlooking a picture-perfect bay it’s a gorgeous spot to while away a few days, a week or more. Each of villas and suites is a private sanctuary, cleverly designed to harmonise with the lush surroundings. Those atop the hill have magnificent views (along with a few stairs to climb before you reach the front door) while those in the garden setting are just steps from the beach. The blend of Creole architecture and conte ..read more
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Seychelles; five extraordinary atolls
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by Charlotte Chilcott
1w ago
The Indian Ocean has a vast array of species to target and an equally wide mix of atolls and operations for fishermen, as well as their families, to enjoy. Along with the wealth of bonefish, triggerfish, permit, GT, bluefin trevally, sailfish and barracuda, each of the atolls has its own ‘speciality’ species and unique attractions. Here’s the Aardvark McLeod guide to the Seychelles five extraordinary atolls. Alphonse is a rare jewel amongst fishing lodges; an ideal location for those looking for an unspoilt beach getaway while their partners are out fishing the flats of St Francois. Best k ..read more
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