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  1. We also need to hear it for John Goodall, the expat Brit manager of the Frigorifico, the huge, Rio Grande slaughterhouse and freezing plant, who in 1935, put a few very ordinary, stay-at-home old browns into his local river to give the local, mostly Scottish, far-from-home sheep-ranch managers something to do other than drink themselves to death on their homeland’s national beverage. Goodall’s descendants are still on Tierra del Fuego, I met a few of them, plus one great old Scots rancher, a non-fisher, whose father was given a tract of land by his former employers (see below), as thanks for many years of service on their huge estancias / ranches, to set up his own ranch on. It had about 20 miles of the then still-sea-trout-free Rio Grande just below the Chilean border. Oh … how, many years later, in the 1990s, I used to fish it (and all of the rest of the river, from Chilean source to Argentine sea)! Great fun.

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