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Golden Dorado

Dorado fishing is the most exhilarating freshwater fishing you will ever do- and the best Argentina Dorado fishing waters are in Esquina, Corrientes. The Estancia La Pelada unites 4-star ranch accommodations, the finest guides, and diverse dorado fly fishing waters. In the province of Corrientes, we fish for this native beauty near the confluence of the Corriente and Parana Rivers systems which have been designated an ecological reserve with restrictions on hunting and fishing.

Argentina has recently taken a major step in preserving the Golden Dorado or Salminus Maxillosus by declaring it the national fish of Argentina starting January 1, 2008. It is now unlawful to harvest a single dorado inside Argentina! Now our prime waters are guaranteed to become ever better in the future.

If you haven’t tried it, Argentina Golden Dorado fishing is totally unique and hard core. Their sharp teeth and explosive leaps make them the strongest, meanest and most aggressive fish in Argentina. This fish hits like a tuna and jumps like a tarpon, making this type of fishing similar to saltwater angling. You never know when something really huge is going to strike!

Estancia La Pelada sits on the banks of the Corriente River, 35 kilometers north of the confluence of the Corriente and the enormous Parana River.

This Spanish Colonial style estancia has a classical feel, yet it is only about 40 years old. This is a working cattle and horse ranch, with 10 gauchos (cowboys) working year round. Some of the finest and rarest polo horses in Argentina are kept at Estancia La Pelada.

Meals are cooked in the traditional Argentine fashion and include delicious specialty meats and fruits from the region complimented by fine wines from the province of Mendoza. During the winter, meals are served in the elegant dinning room. However, in the warmer months, lunch and breakfast are enjoyed outside under the veranda.

Although La Pelada is a ranch, it is quite apparent that you are in someone’s home and one can’t help but feel privileged to be a guest. With gracious hosts, excellent service and incredible views, it will impress the most discriminating international angler. The estancia holds eights guests in elegant European style rooms, all with private baths.

For groups larger than 8 persons we use La Pelada’s sister lodge, Posada Hambare, which is located in the town of Esquina on the Corrientes River. Hambare has 20 rooms and can hold up to 50 guests. It is a 3.5 star hotel with great food and a warm, relaxed atmostphere.

Example Rates – subject to change by operator
Rates depend on the length of your stay and fishing itinerary. Call us for information.

Rate includes:
All lodging, meals, beer and wine, guided fishing, all ground transportation outside of Buenos Aires and fishing licenses.

Rate does not include:
Air travel and related costs, recommended travel insurance, fishing gear, shotguns, shells, gratuities, on-site itinerary modifications, hotels or transfers in Buenos Aires. Please contact us for a representative that can help arrange services in Buenos Aires.

Deposits, final payments and cancellations
A 50 % deposit is required to confirm dates. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations will only be refunded if your spot can be subsequently booked.

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