Great fun and fishing this week at the Fly-In Floating Cabins Camp V, with our South-African guests.
Our 20th Anniversary with Top water Dorados and new eco-business model!
Pablo Dahbar 49Lbs on a Fly, January 07 2012
This Dorado Season in “Salto Dam” in Salto, Uruguay is being catalogued as one of the best in this operation’s history. Numbers and sizes landed on Top Water lures and flies (poppers) have been outstanding.
We expect that this will continue during the next coming months, and within the framework of the 20th Anniversary celebration we are offering a Last Minute Deal of a 50% discount for any party of two or more coming to fish to “Salto Dam” during the months of May, June and July. El Dorado is right there, waiting for the daring.
It is amazing to witness how River Plate’s “revolutionary” eco-busines model at “Salto Dam” worked out to be extremely successful environmetally and socially.
COPESA is the co-operative, of local registered professional fishermen in the exclusive Salto dam tail waters (Salto Dam) area. It was public and notorious that for years COPESA netted, 2-5 tons per month of trophy Dorados in the small 100 acre fishery specially during the spawning season. River Plate helped them to legally obtain exclusive rights on their river, based on the local legislation which guarantees their survival fishing excluding all commercial and sport fishing. At a later stage, we cut a deal with them to share their exclusive rights through financial compensations, joint venturing, guiding job opportunities and humanitarian help. In all cases, River Plate’s coin has to bigger than that of the commercial fishing industry. Now COPESA has converted to sport fishing guides and fishery keepers. Nobody knows best how to maneuver boats in the turbulent tail waters or to guide sportsman than ex-commercial fishermen. We are studying other areas in which we can extrapolate this successful business model.