Fishing in the Falkland Islands

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · Apr 02 · in Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), Falkland Islands · about Outdoor Activities

Every fisherman knows that fishing is the perfect sport for relaxing vacations, but unless you've fished the Falkland Islands, you don't know just how perfect it can be.

Imagine the absolute peace of nature without the bustling crowds and sounds of the city. Add the amazing view of  rugged hills beyond the coast or the musical trickling of water across the rocky bed of a river. This is the Falkland Islands, and the greatest place in the world for leisure fishing.

It's not just about the experience, though - the pay-off is also worth it with Mullet and Sea Trout weighing in at competition sizes of up to 22 lbs (and possibly heavier - you could catch the next big one). While fishing Mullet can be done all year long, Trout fishing is limited to September 1st to April 30th.

To make your fishing trip complete, there are even fishing guides who can lead you to the choice fishing spots like the Chartres River, the Warrah River, and the Herbert stream. If you're out for the day, you can spend hours enjoying Swan Inlet and The Frying Pan. There are comfortable accommodations at one of the nearby hotels.

You will need to provide your own equipment for your fishing trip, and there are some rules that need to be adhered to:

  • Permission must be granted if you wish to fish on private property.
  • Some species of fish are protected and not to be fished. These include (but are not limited to) the Zebra Trout.
  • A fishing license is not required.
  • You must not exceed the daily limit of 6 trout per fisher.
  • Do not remove or transfer eggs from their nesting location.
  • Avoid bringing dirty or contaminated fishing gear to the Islands. It is recommended that you bring new, unused equipment to prevent the risk of spreading disease among the fish.

 

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