LA PESCA

The Fishing

Fishing in the watersheds around Lago Rosario Lodge is as varied as the landscape itself, with opportunities for everything from delicate presentations of small natural mayfly imitations on spring creeks to dredging the depths and undercut banks of raging rivers with six inch long streamers on sink tips. Our fishing programs are designed to offer a variety of different environments and experiences for each guest during their stay with us here in Patagonia, and depending on weather and current conditions may change slightly throughout the year.

Our team of experienced local guides keeps constantly abreast of what is happening out on the water and are always aware of what is fishing best, and what is producing results on each given stream, river, and lake that we fish. A mix of wading and boating is standard fare, and regardless of what environment we are fishing on a given day the scenery is always guaranteed to be as spectacular as the fishing itself.

FISHING PROGRAMS​

Season 2020 – 2021 (November 1st - May 31th)

*Some programs may change due to COVID-19 restrains

One Week Fishing Package
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS / 6 ½ FISHING DAYS

During the week, you will enjoy amazing fishing throughout the Argentinean Patagonia. This complete program includes eight days from arrival to departure, with seven nights at our lodge and six and a half days fishing, from Los Alerces National Park to Rio Corcovado.

Excursions include one local English speaking guide, one assistant-guide per two anglers, and all necessary instruction you may need. You will have the opportunity to try several techniques such as wading or floating, depending on the specific locations. Flies and tackle will be available if needed. Beverages and snacks will be offered throughout the day, as well as a seated streamside lunch.

DAY 1 – Arrival day

International flights will most likely land in the morning at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). A transfer provided by Lago Rosario Lodge, will drive you to the Domestic Airport (AEP) where you will take a flight to Esquel Airport (EQS) around noon. PLEASE allow 4 hours from the time you land at EZE, to your next flight from AEP to Esquel. When you arrive in Esquel, our representative will take you to Lago Rosario Lodge. There you will be greeted by our staff, have enough time to acclimate, have lunch, and relax. In the afternoon you will fish  floating or wading, until dinner.

DAYS 2-7 – Fishing in Argentinean Patagonia

During the next six days you will be fishing the following waters subject to weather conditions: Río Grande (Futaleufu), Río Corcovado, Lago Engaño, Río Rivadavia, Lago Krugger, Río Frey, Lago Futalaufquen, Lago Verde, Río Arrayanes and Laguna Larga. The last few are located in Los Alerces National Park. In addition, you will fish some mountain lakes and streams located on private properties. These waters are home to Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon.

DAY 8 – Departure day

On your last day, you will have breakfast and then be transferred back to the Esquel Airport, for your noon flight to Buenos Aires (AEP). After arrival in Aeroparque (AEP) a transfer will take you to Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) for your flight back home. The international flights usually depart at night, which will put you back in your originating city the next day.

Are you interested in our programs?

Patagonia Fishing Expedition
9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS / 7 ½ FISHING DAYS

The “Patagonia Fishing Expedition” is one of the newest and most innovative fishing programs in the world! You will discover some incredible adventures through some virgin Argentinean Patagonia.

The complete program lasts nine days from arrival to departure. It will involve the first and last nights at the lodge, three days traveling and fishing the otherwise inaccessible waters of the southern edge and, four and a half days fishing from the lodge.

The excursion includes an English-speaking team of guides and assistants, trained at the mountain rescue patrol in Cerro Aconcagua. They are responsible for keeping those who dare to be a part of this adventure safe, and will provide all necessary instruction and needed help. You will have the opportunity to try several techniques of wading or floating according to the specific locations, weather conditions, and most importantly, the client’s desires.

DAY 1 – Arrival day

International flights will most likely land in the morning at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). A transfer provided by Lago Rosario Lodge, will drive you to the Domestic Airport (AEP) where you will take a flight to Esquel Airport (EQS) around noon. PLEASE allow 4 hours from the time you land at EZE, to your next flight from AEP to Esquel. When you arrive in Esquel, our representative will take you to the Lago Rosario Lodge. There you will be greeted by our staff, have enough time to acclimate, have lunch, and relax. In the afternoon you will fish floating or wading, until dinner time.

DAYS 2-4 – Fishing Expeditions

Right after breakfast, you will begin the first of three full days traveling and fishing on board our special Mercedes Benz truck. It is equipped to reach places like Rio Corcovado, Lago El Engaño, Lago Vintter, the famous Río Pico, southern Lago 1, Lago 2, Lago 3 and Lago 4.

These glacier waters are surrounded by unforgettable landscapes and are the home to incredible Brooks, Browns and Rainbows that have never seen a human face!

Every evening after an exciting day of fishing, a grilled lamb or “asado” will be served, accompanied by premium Malbec wines. Then, you will enjoy a peaceful night´s sleep in our luxurious glamping tents, under a star filled sky. The third day you will spend fishing and then take the trip back to the Lago Rosario Lodge, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

DAYS 5-8 – Fishing the Futaleufu area

The next four days, you will enjoy fishing many of the following waters subject to weather conditions. All of these waters will be accessible from the Lago Rosario Lodge. The Río Grande (Futaleufu), Río Rivadavia, Lago Krugger, Río Frey, Lago Futalaufquen, Lago Verde, Río Arrayanes and Laguna Larga, with the last few being located in Los Alerces National Park.

In addition, you will fish some mountain lakes and streams located on private properties. These waters are home to Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon.

DAY 9 – Departure day

On your last day, you will have breakfast and then be transferred back to the Esquel Airport, for your noon flight to Buenos Aires (AEP). After arrival in Aeroparque (AEP) a transfer will take you to Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) for your flight back home. The international flights usually depart at night, which will put you back in your originating city the next day.

Are you interested in our programs?

Chile & Argentina Program
11 DAYS / 10 NIGHTS / 8 ½ FISHING DAYS

This program offers the angler an opportunity to experience the varied fishing landscapes throughout the extensive area of Chilean and Argentinean Patagonia. The complete program includes ten nights at two of the best lodges in Patagonia. The eight and a half day fishing package includes three days fishing in Chile and five and a half days fishing in Argentina.

The excursion includes an English-speaking team of guides and assistants, trained at the mountain rescue patrol in Cerro Aconcagua. They are responsible for keeping those who dare to be a part of this adventure safe, and will provide all necessary instruction and needed help. You will have the opportunity to try several techniques of wading or floating according to the specific locations, weather conditions, and most importantly, the client’s desires. Flies and essential tackle will be available. Beverages and snacks will be offered throughout the day, as well as a seated streamside lunch.

DAY 1 – Arrival day & Transfer to Chile

International flights will most likely land in the morning at Buenos Aires International Airport (EZE). A transfer provided by Lago Rosario Lodge, will drive you to the Domestic Airport (AEP) where you will take a flight to Esquel Airport (EQS) around noon. PLEASE allow 4 hours from the time you land at EZE, to your next flight from AEP to Esquel.

Once you arrive in Esquel, our representative will greet you and begin your journey to Chile. You will cross The Andes Mountains heading to Corcovado National Park in Chile which is approximately 120 miles. It is a four-hour trip by truck. You will arrive in the evening to our lodge in Yelcho Lake, where you will be greeted, have a wonderful dinner and spend the first night.

DAYS 2-4 – Fishing in Chilean Patagonia

You will experience three full days of fishing in different areas like Río Yelcho, Río Futaleufu, Lago Yelcho, Río Michimahuida and Pacific Ocean Fiords (last two only possible in certain times of the season). These are great fishing areas to catch, not only Rainbow and Brown Trout, but also exotic species like King Salmon (Chinook) and Tuna (Thyrsites Atun).

DAY 5 – Return to Argentina

After an early breakfast, you will be driven back to Argentina. On the way, we will stop for lunch and fish a Mountain Lake within a private Estancia (Ranch) where the Rainbows are incredible. You will arrive to Lago Rosario Lodge that evening for dinner and a good sleep after an exciting day.

DAYS 6-10 – Fishing in Argentinean Patagonia

After the Chilean experience, you will have five full days of fishing on the following waters subject to weather conditions: Río Futaleufu, Río Corcovado, Lago Engaño, Río Rivadavia, Lago Krugger, Río Frey, Lago Futalaufquen, Lago Verde, Río Arrayanes and Laguna Larga. The last ones are located in Los Alerces National Park. In addition, you will fish some mountain lakes and streams located on private properties. These waters are home to Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon.

DAY 11 – Departure day

On your last day, you will have breakfast and then be transferred back to the Esquel Airport, for your noon flight to Buenos Aires (AEP). After arrival in Aeroparque (AEP) a transfer will take you to Ezeiza International Airport (EZE) for your flight back home. The international flights usually depart at night, which will put you back in your originating city the next day.

Are you interested in our programs?

TOURISTIC ACTIVITIES

For non-fishing guests and family, we offer a variety of activities:

Bird Watching excursions with an ornithologist guide. Optical equipment is included. A seated lunch will be served during the excursion.

Los Alerces National Park Hiking, Lake Safari and Millenary Larch Forest, Old Patagonian Express Trip, Nanty Falls Reserve, Welsh Museums and Tea Houses in Trevelin, Native Museums & Craftwork Visiting, Trekking to Torrecillas Glacier, Ice Tunnels 4×4, Horseback Riding, Lake Kayaking and White Water Rafting all guided by local guides. Beverages and snacks will be offered throughout the day.

TERMS OF SERVICE

What’s included?

  • Meals: Continental breakfast, lunch, appetizer and Patagonian and International cuisine dinner (special diet upon request)
  • Beverages: Argentinean and Chilean wines, beers, spirits, sodas and spring water.
  • Airport transfers in Buenos Aires (EZE-AEP) and Esquel (EQS-LRL).
  • Fishing license.
  • Wi-Fi Internet and mobile phone signal.
  • Satellite TV at the bar.
  • Coffee maker, personal care items and safety lock box in each room.

What’s not included?

  • Airline transportation from US to Esquel.
  • Fishing gear and clothing (equipment rental if needed).
  • Tips for guides and staff.
  • Laundry services (available for a charge).