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San Martín de los Andes

October 7, 2019

In San Martín de los Andes and surroundings, the great variety of rivers and lakes, easy-to-access shelter in their waters for trout and salmonids, are optimal for fishing.

In the geography of the area alternate banks overgrown, where the rainfall is abundant, and the shores rocky, with a more arid climate. The rivers interlink their courses with lakes, creating the ideal space for the procreation of native species, flu-like the puyénthe pejerrey patagónico and the trout creoleand of those that have been introduced at the beginning of the last century: brown trout, rainbow, brook and landlocked salmon.

In the Lanín National Park the sport fishing is authorized, but is required to have a permit, which you can enable for the entire season (mid-November to mid-April, though in some areas extends until may). The spirit of conservation of the species led to establish other measures to prevent damage to the dams, such as the prohibition of the use of live bait and the immediate return of the specimens native to captured.

The possibilities of venturing in days fishing are many; below are some of the sites more prominent.

Hidden Lake
The species that are caught here are rainbow trout, brown and fontinalis. By regulation, each fisherman can extract a maximum of two pieces of not less than 40 inches in length per day. The methods permitted are Fly Cast and Spinnin.

Rio Correntoso
It is a short riverbecause that joins Nahuel Huapi lake with the Correntoso, is characterized by the quality and quantity of trout that albergay holds the record for a specimen of 16 kilograms caught in its waters. Although it is located more close to the resort centre, Villa La Angostura to San Martín de los Andes, you can access it via the route of the Seven Lakes (RN 234)appreciate on your journey mirrors of water, unique beauty of the area.

Rio Meliquina
In your the short route of 14 kilometerswithin the Lanín National Park, it flows between the steppe and the forest. Born in the lake that bears the same name and empties into the rio Filo Hua Hum, forming the river Caleufú.

It is excellent to accommodate resident fish as the salmonidsin addition to trout migration from lake Meliquina. The species found in this river a optimal habitat: cold and crystalline water; stretches of fast water and relatively shallow (sliding); water slow and deep (pool); sliding rock substrates, devoid of sand, temperatures, and flow rates relatively stable; riparian vegetation, and various shelters.

Rio Filo Hua Hum West
In your extension 11 kilometers it has zones with different characteristics for fishing, since its birth in the New lake to its mouth at the western edge of the lake Filo Hua Hum.

His birth has excellent conditions: a width of 40 meters, shallow waters and good depth. The high-water make difficult the access to the mouth, but someone will get good trout.

The river is suitable for fishing along for about 400 metres downstream. Then, the access is difficult due to the abundant coastal vegetationbut about six miles from its mouth returns to be viable. There is a place, The Narrows, marked by the north side of The Cerrillos, which produces an appreciable reduction in the width of the valley through which the river flows. From a huge rock it is possible to see the trout, both in the deep pool at the foot of the rock like a river up and down.

River Chimehuín
With the Lanín volcano as the main protagonist, the best surface fishing in the world, famous for its clear waters, its excellent catch and its imposing natural environment.
To reach a true paradise for the fishermen to take the national route 234, with destination to the city of Junín de los Andes.
After passing this city, and at the end of military units must take it to the left the provincial route 61, which, before the bridge, leads to the lakes Huechulafquen and Paimún.
From there, they have to travel 24 kilometres of gravel road to reach lake Huechulafquen and the mouth of the Chimehuin river, world famous for its qualities as a fishery.
The best way to take advantage of the benefits of the river is doing a float trip down (to navigate in a raft of white water rafting with toleteras, and while the guide rowed to go casteando from the boat to the coast).
The Chimehuin river can be divided into three parts: the first goes from its source, and the so-called Devil’s Throat up to the Regiment of Junín of the Andes; the second from there until called Curve of the Apple tree, and the third is the final segment from the latter point up to the confluence with the river Collón Curá.

The ideal place for fishermen it is the first section; a kilometre of rapids grade III where you will find the best trout, the water is clear and the volcano Lanin imposes its presence permanent. The best results are obtained using dry flies, of the type atractors.


August 3, 2016

Fly fishing in Patagonia, Lodges & Guides. Fly fishing in Bariloche Argentina, All inclusive, Expeditions & Day trips in Limay.


We have expeditions from 2 to 6 days out of Bariloche, all in the most prestigious of Patagonian rivers. Our closest expeditions are in the upper Limay and Manso rivers, these rivers are about the same distance from Bariloche, yet are very different from one another.

The upper Limay runs from the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean (West to East) and is a classic steppe river. The Manso, is a mountain river that runs through the Andes to the Pacific Ocean, drawing an amazing landscape with excellent fishing. About 2 hours driving from Bariloche, we have a group of rivers where we make our long expeditions the; Chimehuin, Collon Cura, Caleufu and Middel Limay. These rivers run through some of the largest and most famous estancias in the area. Wildlife is abundant and frequent encounters with Andean Condors, red stag, wild boar, foxes, Guanacos, and Ñandú can be expected. The wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and some of the best trout fishing in the world brings anglers from across the globe to our hallowed waters. The comparison of our area of Patagonia is often made to that of Wyoming or Montana 200 years ago prior to the settlement of man.

We tend to recommend fly fishing expeditions the most for a few reasons: You will experience the Most time on the water (You will fish the best time of the day for a shot at a large trophy fish; the last hour of daylight), less fishing pressure (due to the river’s access and remoteness) and an incredible experience sharing amazing moments during the day, as well as at night around the campfire while enjoying incredible food and wine.

Each day a crewmember will float ahead of the expedition in order to haul the supplies and equipment, as well as to have camp prepared for our arrival. You will be very comfortable with river accommodations including new spacious 6 person tents with cots, chairs, and tables, with lights in our dinner tents. Dare to experience this unique worldwide fishing trip with us and become part of our family.

An unforgettable experience in the Bariloche Argentine Patagonia

CONTACT US: [email protected]


August 18, 2015

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.


Rio Pico

August 18, 2015

Has been offering exceptional expedition-style trips to the Rio Pico region in combination with other programs for over a dozen years.

Rio Pico is perfectly suited for guests wanting to get away from it all and who might enjoy a lodging program with fewer luxuries. There is not a paved road in the entire region and anglers often have to ford rivers and open several gates on the way to remote fishing locations.

Fly fishing professional guides, some of them that grew up fishing the region, are well equipped to fish in the isolated region and all have rugged 4×4 trucks, inflatable rafts with custom-designed fishing frames, and years of experience in negotiating the terrain. Our Rio Pico fishing program combines quite possibly the best lake fishing in all of Patagonia with exciting spring creek and small stream fishing. Both rainbow and brown trout, averaging six pounds and exceeding twenty pounds, can be targeted on one of the area’s many productive lakes, and often times these “hogs” can be landed on large dry flies.

Unlike other locations such as Jurassic Lake, Rio Pico offers a diverse valley in the Andes with more than a dozen productive lakes, each with its own distinct character. Guests could fish for an entire week never touching the same lake twice. What’s more, the area also offers not only trophy rainbows, but also brown trout and brook trout. No other stillwater destination offers the beauty, variety, or productivity of the Rio Pico.

Guests may also choose daily between one of several wade fishing adventures for trout averaging sixteen to twenty inches. It is necessary to walk or hike to the best sections of area streams, but those willing to explore will encounter some of Argentina’s best-kept secrets.

Our Rio Pico programs are typically combined with Fly Fishing Trevelin program and an extended stay of at least 9 nights / 8 days fishing is recommended for the two-area combo trip. We advise those that are opposed to fishing lakes and those that cannot hike up to two miles to choose other areas where river fishing is more accessible or where there are more float fishing options on rivers.

Rio Pico area offers more than 20 water bodies with clear rivers and streams that are home to brown trout, rainbow trout , brook trout and Pacific salmon water. These species live in or migrate without suffering fishing pressure. Fishing in this area is considered one of the best in the southern hemisphere due to the quantity and quality of your fish. Pico River City is 143 miles from the city of Esquel in the province of Chubut, Argentina . To get there, you need to take a flight to Esquel and then travel by 4 × 4 vehicles. The trip takes about 3 hours along both paved and unpaved.




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