Fly Fishing on the Falkland Islands
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Falkland Islands Fly.Fishing

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Against all expectations, on the Falkland Islands, you don’t go fishing around the small coastal islands, only on East Falkland or West Falkland – and there in bays with a sufficient inflow of fresh water, the more the better, or in the rivers.

Paradoxically, no deep-sea fishing has been established on the Falklands. Small yachts at the port of Stanley with towering gear for deep-sea fishing are nowhere to be found, neither is the respective clientele. The Falkland Islander enjoys an abundance of excellent meat, so there is no need to be dependent on the „catch of the day“ to bring to the dinner table. Plus: The roaring sea close to Antarctica is not really an inviting place for merry afternoon sport fishing.
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago with less rainfall than tourists would expect.
Not only is there a constant danger of steppe fires breaking out, but also the water level in the rivers is often very low.

The entire Falkland Islands are covered by immense peat regions.
As a result, many rivers - and even coastal regions - are coloured in a deep brown, making it difficult to estimate the depth or to identify pools. So the angler should have the ability to actually "read" the water.

After a longer dry spell, sea trouts naturally spend more time in the coastal regions and wait for a possible ascent in autumn. They change their colour to match the water colour in the bays or the future spawning water.

These bays are very good fishing spots for fishing during high tide levels.
If enough precipitation sets in, the fish will move up into their spawning waters. Sometimes they make this „decision“ very quickly…

The best fishing spots on the Falkland Islands can be found here, divided in rivers and tidal areas.

Fishing in Rivers

Please fallow these links for a detailed description of the rivers:

Warrah
Herbert Stream
Chartres
San Carlos
Bodie Creek
  •  West Falkland: Warrah River

    West Falkland: Warrah River

  •  West Falkland: Herbert Stream

    West Falkland: Herbert Stream

  •  West Falkland: Chartres River

    West Falkland: Chartres River

  •  East Falkland: San Carlos Rover

    East Falkland: San Carlos Rover

  •  East Falkland: Bodie Creek

    East Falkland: Bodie Creek

You will find a short description of the Malo River, Swan Inlet, L´Antioja on this page:
  •  East Falkland: Malo River

    East Falkland: Malo River

  •  East Falkland: Swan Inlet

    East Falkland: Swan Inlet

  •  East Falkland: L´Antioja

    East Falkland: L´Antioja

Fishing in tidal range

Please fallow these links for a detailed description of the bays:

Many Branch
The Sound
The Murrell
Port San Carlos Bay
Port Sussex Bay
The Frying Pan
  •  West Falkland: Many Branch

    West Falkland: Many Branch

  •  West Falkland: The Sound

    West Falkland: The Sound

  •  East Falkland: At the Murrell

    East Falkland: At the Murrell

  •  East Falkland: Port San Carlos Bay

    East Falkland: Port San Carlos Bay

  •  East Falkland: Port Sussex Bay

    East Falkland: Port Sussex Bay

  •  East Falkland: Frying Pan

    East Falkland: Frying Pan

You will find a short description of the Estancia Culverts, the Pedro River and Swan Inlet Bay on this page.
  •  East Falkland: Estancia Culverts and Pedro River

    East Falkland: Estancia Culverts and Pedro River

  •  East Falkland: Bay of Swan Inlet River

    East Falkland: Bay of Swan Inlet River

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