The fishing waters are enclosed in a beautiful mountain landscape offers Challhuaquen Fishing Lodge visitors the resources and the solitude necessary for amazing fishing days.
At the core of Argentina’s Patagonia, Challhuaquen is located in a privileged setting, from where fishermen can cover many very different areas in not more than 60 miles. These are some of the extraordinary places for fishing that this area offers. Rivers: Futaleufu, Corinto, Rivadavia, Carrileufu, Arrayanes, Frey, Nant y Fall, Desaguadero, Corcovado and Pico.Lakes: Menendez, Verde, Futalaufquen, Krugger and Vinter.
Lagoons: Willmanco, Baguilt, Larga and La Zeta.Others: the famous spring creek Arroyo Pescado.
FLY FISHING – The fishing area known as Comarca de Los Alerces, is internationally known as one of the most important Salmonidal fishing places in the world, characterized by a big number of original glacial lakes and hundreds of rivers and streams, with a variety of trouts as well as salmons, which were introduced in these habitats 100 years ago from all over the world.
Species: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss), Brown Trout (Salmo Fario), Brook Trout (Salvelinus Fontinalis), Landlocked Salmon (Salmo Salar Sebago), Perch (native specie).
Fly fishing and scenery of Patagonia-Argentina is very similar to the western states in the US, particularly Montana and Wyoming.The mid-summer weather is predominantly dry, hot during the day and cool at night. The rivers are mostly freestone with some spring creeks. Particularly in the spring creeks, the trout rise feverishly during a hatch to mayflies and caddis ranging from size 10 to 20. Otherwise, the most common form of food is a freshwater crab-imitated by a black or olive woolly bugger or similar,size 2,4 or 6 wet fly.
Trout of Patagonia (browns, rainbows and brook trout) average 12-20 inch. Intermediate fly fishermen can expect to land trout over 20 inches and experienced anglers have a good chance of landing 5-15 pound trout. Many rivers also contain landlocked salmon, which can exceed 10 pounds.
CHIEF GUIDE – Internationally recognized Guillermo Sagui is our head guide. With over 15 years experience in the area, and supported by a highly professional team who speaks English, German and Portuguese, together they will provide everything you need to have a successful and fruitful fishing day.
OTHER ACTIVITIES – We coordinate a number of recreational activities for the enjoyment of accompanying non-fishermen and occasional non-fishing guests.– Sightseeing in Los Alerces Park – Riding, trekking, bird watching for Condors/Flamingos in the mountain areas – Mountain Bike – Overland 4×4 – Visit Welsh Tea House – Visit the waterfall Nanty Fall – Ride to the Museum on the Patagonia Express (La Trochita) – Boat trip on the National Park Lakes (view to the Glaciers and millennial trees) – Rafting – Boat trip on Futaleufu River – Visit to Museum Leleque Estancia (Patagonia history) – Visit to RosarioLake – Visit to Butch Cassidy Cabin
HOW TO GET THERE – Reach Esquel with a direct commercial or private flight from Buenos Aires, or a flight from Buenos Aires to Bariloche and then a transfer to Esquel (200 miles). The drive through the Andes presents some of the most spectacular sceneryin all South America.
PROGRAMS – All inclusive fly-fishing programs, with the exception of airfare to and from the lodge.
Included in the rates: Our fly-fishing programs are all inclusive with the exception of airfare. Includes: Transfer between lodge and Esquel airport, Lodging in room with private bath and excellent FutaleufÃº river and montain view, All meals (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner), with fine Argentinean wines, beer, softdrinks, Bar – open 24 hours a day, stocked with Whisky and hard liqours and Cuban Cigars, Daily SPA: sauna, hydro massage, scotch shower, Two personal massages per week (in programs of 5 nights or more), Tango Show (last night, in programs the 5 nights or more), Fishing day with bilingual fishing guides, Transportation to/from fishing areas, Fishing license (includes private waters).
Not included in the rates: Air transportation, Airport taxes, laundry, personal phone bills, tips, personal gear, rods, reels, flies, hard liquors and gratuities.
Challhuaquen Fishing Lodge
Argentina’s 5-Star A+++ Luxury Fishing Adventure!
Example Rates – subject to change by operator (per person, per day)
Low Season – November and April Double Occupancy: $675.00 Non-Angler: $500.00
High Season – December to March Double Occupancy: $750.00 Non-Angler: $500.00
Single Room, add $100.00/night. Single Guide, add $150.00/day.
|Multi-day Packages (per person)||High Season||Low Season|
|3 nights/2 days fishing||$1,875||$1,725|
|5 nights/4 days fishing||$3,375||$3,075|
|7 nights/6 days fishing||$4,875||$4,425|