Trout Fishing in Santa Cruz province

The Estancia is located besides the shore of the legendary Strobel lake, the 79.000 acres property encompasses numerous rich freshwater which high population of rainbow trout, environment conditions are excellent to develop powerful Giant rainbows trout’s with incredible sizes and weights, the angler may expect a trout of 12 pounds average reaching 20 pounds weight living a unique worldwide fishing experience. Strobel lake is located in the western half of central Santa Cruz province, itself has an a water extension of about 25 square miles, has a volcanic origin and mainly fed by the waters of the Barrancoso river, its only tributary, this river cross the property from west to east with over a length of about 23 km. In addition the area has numerous prehistoric petroglyphs and rock engravings that date back to 9000 years ago. The fishing areas on the big lake include bays with deep drop-offs, bays with underwater vegetation as well as rocky bays, necessitating the use of different density fly lines and flies, depending on the season and prevailing weather conditions. Concerning Fishing tackle for the Strobel Lake recommend 8 weight rod with several different lines. Anglers will need a floating, an intermediate as well as a type 6 fast sinking line to face prevailing conditions. A 6 weight rod is a good alternative for calmer days as wind will be a constant factor in Patagonian fishing. The Barrancoso river as well as the smaller lagoons and Moro creek can be fished with lighter tackle such us: 4 - 5 - and 6 weight rods paired with floating and intermediate lines are appropriate. The favorite flies include a variety of streamers, nymphs as well as dry flies. A local favorite is an olive green streamer with some flash in it.


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Manager before booking your trip.


Trip Includes
Although the lodge has a well stocked on soft drinks, wines and beer, suggest you for your personal pleasure bring your favorite liquor brand to satisfy your pleasure as we’ll be in the wilderness, and there are not nearby liquor stores.
Every meal is included. Hearty morning breakfast, snacks with a variety of barbecue meats (beef, chicken, fish), fresh salads and vegetables, fruits and desserts.
Pick-up service
Lodging - accommodation is based on double occupancy, with share bath. The Lodge is family-owned, and they are already well known by sportsmen who have visited our region.

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing gear and tackle (rods, reels, lines, leaders, flies, chest waders). Rods # 8 for the lake and # 5-6 for the river, creeks and lagoons.
Fishing license

Catch & release


Deposit non-refundable.
Tommy Wenckheim Safaris & Adventures Ltd requires a 40% deposit to secure a reservation. Full payment is required for trips planned less than 60 days before the scheduled trip date. The acceptable payment option is a wire transfer. All prices are in US Dollars. The deposit and remaining balance are non-refundable if the person decides to cancel the trip. In addition our company reserves the right to change the venue/s booked with deposit in this itinerary due to factors out of our control such as, such as acts of God, war, serious illness, threats and/or acts of terrorism, civil disturbances, inclement weather, flight cancellations, flight delays, denied entry into the country. In said unforeseen event, the company will made the arrangements to accommodate guests in a venue of equal quality lodging, service and fishing at no additional cost to group. Please note if client does not accept the “change of venue” option, that any payments made are non refundable and may not be credited to another person or for a future trip. Tommy Wenckheim Safaris & Adventures Ltd is not liable for any sickness, injury or death regardless and how and where the event took place during the trip. Travelers are encouraged to act safely and responsibly at all times. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment by the Company is acknowledgement that registrant has read and accepts the above stated booking conditions and cancellation/refund policy.


Rainbow Trout

Types of Fishing
Lagoon fishing
Nearshore fishing
River fishing
Lake fishing
Creek fishing

Fishing Techniques
Fly fishing

Tackle box
Rods & Reels
Chest wader



Lorena Wenckheim

Operator since 1967
Our family company is consider a pioneer doing outfitting activities in Argentina, just because my grand father Count George Wenckheim started organizing with my father Tommy hunting and fishing trips in 1967. Our country Argentina has been blessed with mixing diversity in weathers and territories such us: extended pampas, huge lakes, large rivers and beautiful mountains, all them together combine with abundance of hunting species became our country in a paradise destiny for outdoors lovers. After years experience we get all the knowledge to provide to our clients the best assistance, guides and attention accompanied with our traditional Argentinean hospitality, world class accommodations and delicious cuisine, our commitment is made your hunting trip in most memorable experience. Yours faithfully.

Lorena Wenckheim

Operator since 1967

How to get there

Santa Cruz Province, Argentina
Upon arrival to Calafate city local airport our representative will meet you and transfer to the Lodge, we drive about 5 hours in four-wheel drive vehicles to get to the lodge.

Book with 40% deposit

Once the fishing guide confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 40% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the manager

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the fishing guide up to 8 days before the trip. The following payment methods are available: