Patagonia offers anglers some of the world's best fly fishing, and some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in which to do so. The water ranges from tranquil lakes and streams to whitewater rivers. Pataogonia is most famous for its Trout (mainly Brown Trout), but there's also opportunity to fish Salmon, Carp and the native Perca. Generally the season runs from mid-November to mid-April.
Around Junin: Chimehuin, Quilquihue, Collon Cura, Alumine
Esquel & Chile's Lakes: Lago Yelcho, Corcovado, Grande, Manso
Aisen: Baker, Bertrand, Negro, Lago General Carrera
Include a day's fishing in your broader Patagonian travels
We partner with a number of fishing lodges and guides across the region. If you let us know what kind of fishing you are into, what kind of wilderness experience you are after, how long you've got and whether you'd like to combine fishing with any other activities we'd be delighted to help you find the best lodge or guide for your needs. Please get in touch.
Hosteria Serrano, Torres del Paine
Torres del Paine National Park is best known for its trekking, but the Rio Serrano (which flows from the glaciers surrounding the Paine Massif) and the lakes between Torres del Paine and its nearest town of Puerto Natales offer spectacular fishing (mainly salmon) in a dramatic landscape. Itineraries can last anything from a couple of days to over a week.
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Remota, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
The Remota is popular as a relaxing stop-off for a few nights after trekking in nearby Torres del Paine - why not treat yourself to a day with nature fly fishing its brown trout. Choose from three top fishing spots, suitable for all from beginners to those with experience, and spend from 4 to 9 hours testing yourself against its.
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Peuma Hue, Nahuel Huapi National Park
Peuma Hue Lodge, found in Argentina's largest National Park, offers a laid-back and relaxing retreat great for those looking to escape from the pace and chaos of the world. Among the various activities with which to pass the time, fishing on their lake immediately in front of the lodge is possible, as are guided full-day excursions to the Manso and Limay rivers.
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Great Fishing Rivers
Chimehuin, Quilquihue, Collon Cura, Alumine
Four great Argentine rivers, served by two wonderful estancias. In the north, Junin de los Andes was the birth place for trout fishing in Patagonia. In this region you can use a wonderful working Estancia as a base for your fishing trips (and possibly combine with horse riding) or explore several of the region's different rivers with a guide who has been fishing here for over 30 years.
Lago Yelcho, Corcovado, Grande, Manso
Large trout, over 10 pounds, are not uncommon in this region, and between November and April there's a beautiful lakeside lodge that you can use as your base. The lodge is owned by a very talented and creative guide who has been fishing in Patagonia for over a decade.
In addition to float fishing on the Rio Corcovado and Rio Grande, there are a number of spring creeks which will test even the most experienced of fishermen.
Just a couple of hours across the border in Chile lies the Futaleufu River which extends all the way down to the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the world's great rivers for white water rafting and offers some spectuacular white water fishing as well.
Baker, Bertrand, Negro, Lago General Carrera
In Chilean Patagonia the Aisen region, with the infamous Carretera Austral running through it, is one of the least explored parts of Patagonia. The Rio Baker runs 170km through the region and offers very varied fishing opportunities. In the lakes (for example Lago Bertrand) you can catch trout, and the emerald green rivers offer salmon catches of up to 13kg.
Guide to Patagonia
Patagonia spans over 1,000 miles north to south and landscapes ranging from forests, to glaciers, to volcanoes and deserts. Read our Patagonia Guide to find out: how to get there, when to go, what to see and how to find the best trip. Or find out about:
We've spent 15 years exploring Patagonia, and arranged holidays for over a thousand customers. We have a network of trusted guides, lodges, and local operators across the region and delight in helping people plan and arrange a great holiday.
You can book directly with our local partners in Chile and Argentina, or with our ATOL certified company here in the UK.