Discover the uncrowded and unspoiled Aysen Region of Northern Patagonia,Chile, best known for it’s world class fly fishing, enchanting beauty and warm hospitality. Let our personal guides take you on a unique journey into the local culture, deep history and exciting outdoor adventures of Coyhaique, Chile. No matter how much time is spent at our first class Coyhaique River Lodge, it is never long enough to experience all the wonders of this ultimate destination.
The new lodge is a brilliant addition to the marvelous fly fishing trips the Urrejola brothers have run for many years. Now it allows their team of experienced guides the ability to offer guests many other exciting adventures during their stay in Patagonia. No need to use up your vacation time by traveling from place to place when you can relax in luxury and experience it all right out your front door.
Coyhaique River Lodge is located on 40 acres just 5 miles outside the city of Coyhaique on the banks of the Coyhaique River. The 10,000 square foot lodge is designed to greet and host visitors who have come to enjoy the magnificent beauty of the region.
Experience world class fly fishing in Chile with Coyhaique River Lodge on expeditions to the finest Patagonian fly fishing locations. Our first-class accommodations and experienced guides will make your travels smooth and your adventures unforgettable. We only book two fishermen with each guide for additional personal attention.
Coyhaique River Lodge has many special waters for guests to choose from each day. Whether it be the world famous Rio Simpson, a small stream meandering from a glacier high in the Andes Mountains, or a high country lagoon with monster brown trout, we always offer you a broad range of angling opportunities during your stay with us. The pure natural beauty of Patagonia is reason enough to visit us. “Give us a chance to share with you our great fishing and rich culture”.
The Coyhaique River Lodge fishing program offers walk and wade fishing as well as float trips on the following rivers:
Rio Coyhaique: The lodge property has a mile of river frontage plus additional private access points to miles of easy wadding and large quantities of excellent fish. This river gets better every year and is still great fishing when the weather isn’t so great elsewhere.
Rio Huemales: The river is wide with sandy bottom where you can wade down the middle and fish towards large browns hiding in the undercut banks. Many deep pools are fun to pull streamers and watch the big guys chase it all the way to your feet.
Rio Simpson: It tends to fly fish like a classic Montana freestone and has significant caddis and mayfly opportunities. It is most often floated but, several wade options exist also. Browns and rainbows average 14-22 inches. However, trout up to 30 inches have been caught on a fly. This river has more fish per mile than perhaps any river in the southern hemisphere. A substantial run of King Salmon return to this river starting in November.
Rio Nirehuao: This is perhaps the area’s most famous fishery. It is a mid-sized freestone wading stream renowned worldwide for its fantastic hopper fishing during mid-summer exclusively for wild brown trout. The lodge’s head guide Alejandro has guided this river for 12 seasons + and knows it like no one else. Fish average in the 12 -20 inch range but, those over 24” are present.
Rio Emperador Guillermo: It is one of the jewels of the area, with many pools and riffles loaded with hungry trout that average 12 to 16 inches. Other Rivers:
Rio Mañihuales: The Manihuales has a little of everything including a lot of big trout! It is most often floated but, some good wade fishing is available on it very upper reaches. It has a healthy population of both Brown and Rainbow trout as well as a strong run of King Salmon. The Manihuales often surrenders fish well in excess of 20 inches during an average day with the Brown trout usually being the largest. This river has structure like no other and an incredible amount of prime holding spots making it a favorite amongst local guides.
Several spring creek options are also available in the remote ranch land areas near the Argentine border. There are unlimited lakes, large and small, where you’ll never see another boat or fisherman the whole day.
Many private still water options are offered by Coyhaique River Lodge and are highlighted by the incredibly productive lakes of the Cerro Castillo area. If you wish for a shot at that 10 lb trout of a life time, this would be the place.
Adventure Experiences: In addition to a world-class fishing program, one of the truly differentiating features of Coyhaique River Lodge is the breadth of quality outdoor experiences it offers guests. While the brothers love to fish, they are also avid hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. They have a stable of sturdy horses, new high-end mountain bikes, and professional guides to help hikers explore hundreds of miles of trails in the region. The trails range from easy day walks to full day hikes in addition to new purpose built mountain bike trails. The diversity of terrain surrounding the lodge means that guests can easily experience all of these activities in a wide variety of landscapes from the arid steppe on the east, to the rainforest and fjords of the west. Some of the highlights of the region include the jagged basalt towers of Cerro Castillo peak, the chapel-like Marble Caves of Lago General Carrera, and the Puerto Ibañez hand paintings created by the original ancient inhabitants of the region. For those looking for more leisurely activities, the lodge is less than 20 minutes from Coyhaique, a city of 45,000 people and the capital city of the region, where visitors can enjoy traditional handicraft shops, restaurants and friendly local culture.
Rates and Details
2018-2019 Rates: $4,950 per person for 7 night/6 day package
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, beverages including beer and wine, guided fishing, fishing license and ground transportation to/from the Balmaceda airport.
Not Included: International and domestic airfare, fishing equipment and flies, alcohol, gratuities, and laundry.