Fishing season in Patagonia begins in November and lasts until April. Below we provide you with a list of the best places for practicing this thrilling sport.
At the foot of the Lanín Volcano
Within the Lanín National Park, near Junín de los Andes, lies the Chimehuín River. It is a true paradise for fly fishing. The site is highly valued for its spectacular scenery and the size and characteristic of its fish which includes rainbow trout, brown trout, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
Among the glaciers
In the Glaciers National Park, on the shores of Lake Roca and at the foot of the Cristal Mountain, there are large specimens of rainbow trout, Canadian trout and lake trout. Accommodations are available in El Calafate. Tours leave the city in 4×4 vehicles and travel approximately 31 miles to the desired location. Initial stops are made in small shelters near the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Near the Fitz Roy Mountain
In the town of El Chaltén, Lake Desierto and the Vueltas River are the two most recommended fishing locations. Further north and within the same province of Santa Cruz is Lake Buenos Aires. Here you can fish brown and rainbow trout weighing up to 13 pounds. Spinning is the most common type of fishing.
At the end of the earth
The province of Tierra del Fuego has an amazing treasure; the Rio Grande, home to sea trout weighing up to 22 pounds.
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