A hundred and sixty miles southern Esquel is a region considered as one of the most exciting and challenging trout and salmon fishing opportunities found in Patagonia. This is a tailored area for trophy fish. Anglers can hook rainbows as big as steelheads, or browns and brooks as big or more than Labrador. The Rio Corcovado is famous for its great production of large rainbows and brooks. The lower Rio Pico and Nilson are pretty small streams with thousands of fish a mile; these 2 streams are perfect for dry fly fishing. Lots of huge trout can be found in stillwaters such as Lago 3. We can also fish the waters of the upper Rio Pico and Nilson. From the estancia where we are lodged we can go walking to mostly every fishing place. All the experience in Rio Pico will be unforgettable and you will live some days as a real “gaucho argentino”. RÍO PICO Even though this area gains more and more reputation, the most productive is the Pico river, which offers a huge quantity of voracious and non selective rainbows, some browns and, ocassionally, salmon coming from the Pacific Ocean. Captures in this river go from 16 to 20 inches.
RÍO CORCOVADO Lago Vinter and Rio Corcovado are a different world! Those ready to stand a hard weather in March and April will be able to get brookes of more than 4 pounds or even more, and ocassionaly monster rainbow. A huge challenge for those looking for the trophy. RÍO NILSON Rio Nilson is the most indicated for those looking for continuate action. Hundreds of small and medium trout take every kind of fly. However the angler needs extreme precise fly presentation and a lot of line control to get to some of the best places. LAGO TRES, CUATRO Y CINCO Lagos 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, situated in the Rio Pico region, gain reputation as time goes by, because of the huge trout that live in them. We float all of them, and we use dry flies, nymphs, and streamers depending on the season time. The average size is 4 pounds and it is worth to try and get the trophy! You can catch many trout of about 24 inches, either brown or rainbows. An excellent place to get a trophy fish!
Located in the center of the fishing area of Los Alerces National Park, Patagonia, Argentina, Esquel is a fisherman’s paradise, since it offers the opportunity to fish in a protected area, exclusive meters from their huts and accompanied by experienced guides bilingual. Most rivers and lakes are unique for fly-fishing and catch and release: they are home to rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and landlocked salmon. Almost all fishing destinations are within an hour’s travel, whether by car, boat or boat. A typical fishing day begins after breakfast, when the guide tell you about the particular conditions of the day fishing (IUU fishing, wading, etc.). Then, at noon, the group will share a wonderful picnic lunch. And after a day of fishing, back at the lodge, a selection of drinks and snacks anticipate dinner.