Taking Guns to Argentina

Buying guns has become a very difficult process in Argentina. The cost of a basic Beretta or semi-auto is from $3,000 to $5,000 per gun plus a year to eighteen months of paperwork. Shooting operators do their very best to keep guns updated and in good shape but this is not always possible and they do have issues from time …

Ten things you need to know about dove shooting in Cordoba…

  Travel – Travelling to Cordoba has never been easier. Passengers traveling from the USA via JFK, Atlanta, or Miami with Delta or Aerolineas Argentinas now have the option of connecting directly over Ezeiza International Airport. This eliminates the need to transfer to the domestic airport in downtown Buenos Aires. From the UK it is best to catch the British …

Catching a domestic flight from the international (Pistarini or Ezeiza as it is called) airport in Buenos Aires

You might be wondering why this piece is necessary but having arrived internationally, catching a domestic flight to destinations like Cordoba, Bariloche, Calafate, or Mendoza has always required transferring to the domestic airport (Jorge Newberry) in the centre of town or even an overnight in Buenos Aires, a pleasure for some, sometimes considered a pain for others. But things have …

Estancia Laguna Verde, El Calafate and the Perito Moreno Glacier

Nine years ago names like Monster Bay, Sea Bay or El Puesto meant nothing to us fly fishers but in a few short years they have become iconic, hallowed pieces of water that we talk of with lust in our eyes and dream of fishing when conditions are right. They have very quickly established themselves amongst the great, revered fly-fishing …

Ventosilla Palace

Spanish partridge shooting, Ventosilla, Spain

The first ever driven partridge drive to take place in Spain was at Ventosilla in 1884. It was my friend Antonio Cavero’s great-grandfather who organized this historical event and he, his son and now his great-grandsons (one of whom is Antonio) have been arranging partridge shooting at Ventosilla ever since. Today, Spanish partridge shooting has probably never been more popular …

Stengelsen Camp, the lower of the three fishing lodges

A Winter Visit to the Alta…

…Oslo, Northern Lights, Snowmobiling, Ice Hotel and the Atlantic Salmon Conference I fished Alta for my twenty-fifth season in July of 2015 and have always wanted to visit in the winter. We have talked about it incessantly round the camp fire but reality meant never getting around to making a definitive plan. When I received the invitation from the Alta …