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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.

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