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  • Villa Maria Lodge – Week 4: February 1 – 8, 2019

    Another week has gone by here at Villa Maria Lodge and we were visited by a full group of familiar faces, as all our fishermen have been fishing our waters for a few years already. Just like in the past weeks, weather conditions – hence fishing conditions- have constantly been changing here on...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 5: February 2 – 9, 2019

    New week, a new group of guests, and new chances. However, the river remained very low and kept on dropping at a constant pace. The odds did not seem to be in our favor, but maybe the fishing gods were. And as low water wasn’t tough enough, the forecast promised a heat wave that would hit us on th...

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  • Villa Maria Lodge – Week 3: January 25 – February 1, 2019

    We just finished our 3rd week at Villa Maria Lodge. Like the previous week, we can easily split the fishing week in two parts:  The first three days we had low water and clear conditions. Fishing was good and fish were consistently active in the morning and evening sessions. Marc started the week ...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 4: January 26 – February 2, 2019

    Going into the new week, the river was at the lowest many of us had ever seen it. But a lovely group was on its way here, eager to tackle whatever challenge this river may bring. Some familiar faces we all looked forward to see again, and new folk, who we were eager to get to know better on the wate...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 3: January 19 – 26, 2019

    The river remained at its very low water level, as the new group of clients arrived. Our prayers for more rain had not been answered and the sticks that we put right at the waterline every other day just confirmed our fear, that the water was still dropping. But our new guests understood that there ...

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  • Villa Maria River Diary – Week 2: January 18 – 25, 2019

    We just finished our second week at Villa Maria Lodge We can easily split the week in two: The first three days the river remained low and dropping like the week before with normal to strong winds from the W – NW. as the weather was normal for the time of the season, the fishing was just absolutel...

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  • Kau Tapen River Diary – Week 2: January 12 – 18, 2019

    The tough conditions from the last days of the previous week persisted. The start into this week was not an easy one: while the water kept dropping, sunny and very windy first two days gave everyone a rough start. But we had just the right group to battle these tough conditions: A group of South A...

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  • Villa Maria River Diary – Week 1: January 11 – 17, 2019

    Welcome to Villa María Lodge 2019 season!! This year we started with normal conditions for January here, that means dry and windy. The water level is similar to last year at the same time and surely on the low side for the time of the season. But the river looks in a good shape and without ma...

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  • Week 1: January 5 – 12, 2019

    The first week of the 2019 season is in the books – and not only are we happy to have made some new friends along this week, but the overall results have us all excited what the rest of the season might bring. When we welcomed our guest, we saw a very mixed first group with some old and some new f...

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  • Guide’s week: Dec 29, 2018 -Jan 5, 2019

    Guide’s week: the very, very first week of the season, even before the first group of clients arrive. For us, this is a very important week. Not only because we are beyond excited to be back on the river again, but to give our new guides the chance to thoroughly get to know the water. During th...

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