Fishing in Patagonia is a great experience. Good rivers, warm hospitality and beautiful scenery!
Trout & Salmon species are not native to Argentina, they loved our rivers and there are many, many there waiting to be fished. Now back to history, the fish were brought here years ago, more exactly in 1904, as an experiment conducted by the La Plata Museum. No one knew exactly what was going to be the result of the stocking. The rivers and lakes looked like a promising habitat populated at that point just by native species like the criolla trout ("perca"), the Patagonia pejerrey or silver arrow, puyen and peladilla. Thanks to those visionary people, today, our rivers hold a prolific healthy population of Browns, Rainbows, Salmon and Sea Trout providing some of the "finest fly fishing around the world".
Fresh, pristine, unpolluted and crystal clear water comes from "the Andes" and it's mountain lakes which provides a perfect habitat for trout and salmon, keeping a healthy and genetically wild population, protected with catch & release in all the rivers in the area.
Fishing can be wading or floating. Some of the rivers are within private properties therefore you can only fish them if you are staying at the Lodges otherwise you can float some for the day or several days camp.Our proposal is:
Day 1: Arrive in Bariloche, province of Rio Negro. We will meet you at the airport and drive (250 km) about 2 hours and we will stop to fish a small river within the National Park on the 7 Lake Route from Bariloche to San Martín de los Andes.
Ideal if guests can arrive midday.
In the evening we will drive to the lodge where you will be staying in the outskirts of San Martín de los Andes. Dinner and night at lodge.
Day 2: After breakfast we drive to the Malleo River where we will spend the full day fishing with a picnic lunch.
Malleo river is a small river but unique in the world for dry fly fishing. It runs at a moderate speed and is easy to wade
Dinner and night at lodge.
Day 3: After breakfast you can go to fish and float the Chimehuin River, about an hours drive from the lodge.
Chimehuin River is well known. It has a great variety of places to fish, pools, channels, islands all providing a wonderful habitat for good and healthy population of trouts.
Return to the lodge for dinner in the evening.
Day 4: After breakfast we will drive about an hour and a half to the Alumine river, where we will start a full day floating with picnic lunch.
Collun Cura River and Alumne rivers are one of the biggest rivers in the area with excellent fishing in its channels and lagoons. It is a river that offers many different opportunities to fish, we usually float it in a drift boat for a full day, which does not mean that you will fish it only from the boat, and depending on the different places you can also get out and wade.
Day 5: After breakfast we will return to the Collun Cura river to continue floating and fishing with stops to wade with a picnic lunch.
night at lodge.
Day 6: After breakfast we will drive to a small lake within private property to spend the day fishing.
Night and dinner at the lodge
Day 7: After breakfast we depart the lodge and drive to Bariloche (3 hrs. drive) to continue your journey in Argentina.
End of journey and you continue your travels.
All accommodation in Lodges, food & beverages (including wine, beer and spirits) during your stay.
Fishing guide and boats.
Transfers from one lodge to another and transfer to and from Bariloche airport.
does not include:
Fishing license (it is set by government every year, which is approx. U$$50).
Fishing gear can be rented, but we recommend you bring your own and guests must have adequate medical insurances.
Gratuities are not included but about 7 to 10% is suggested as a fair rate.
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