Patagonia Argentina, November 21, 2017

Fishing in Patagonia

Requirements
Species
Fishing modalities, equipment and bait
Some recommendations
Some ideal places for fishing

Some ideal places for fishing

IN THE PROVINCE OF RIO NEGRO

BARILOCHE

The most important lakes for fishing are:

Mascardi, Gutiérrez, Roca, Guillelmo, Nahuel Huapi.

Suppliers:

Baruzzi Deportes: Pasaje Urquiza 250 Tel. (02944) 424922
Cumbres Patagónicas: Villegas 222 Tel.(02944) 423283
Patricio Bianchi: Campichuelo 1278 Tel. (02944) 427155
Náutica Los Radales: Mitre 660 Tel.(02944) 442379
Estancia Fortín Chacabuco: Ruta 237 Km.1,6 Tel.(02944) 428995
Dillon Fly Shop: Av.Bustillo Km.7.7 Tel.(02944) 462484

 

IN THE PROVINCE OF NEUQUÉN

SAN MARTIN DE LOS ANDES

Places for fishing:
Lagos Lácar, Nonthué, Lolog, Falkner.
Permitted modalities:
Fly Casting, Spinning and Trolling

Lagos Curruhué Grande, Filo Hua Hum, Hermoso, Meliquina.
Modalities: Fly Casting and Spinning
Species: Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Fontinalis trout, Perch and Salmón Encerrado

COPAHUE - CAVIAHUE
Places for fishing:
Lakes Achocaza, Escondido, El Rincón, Hualcupén and creeks.
In most cases these locations are in private property and permission must be obtained from the owners.
Species: Rainbow trout , creek trout and perch.

 

IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO

The most popular places are the Río Grande, from the bridge to the Barranca de Allen. Menéndez, Ewan, Fuego, Turbio, de los Onas, Valdéz and Bombilla rivers. Mellizas, Pescado and Hantuk lagoons. Lakes Fagnano and Lakush.
There are also private fishing preserves on the Río Grande and Menéndez.
The permitted modalities are Spoon or Spinning and Fly or Fly Casting.
The number of pieces allowed are one piece per day per person.

Suppliers and fishing guides:

Río Grande area:
Kau Tapen: Estancia la Retranca Tel. (02964) 427194
Quality: Estancia Despedida Tel. (02964) 426701
Juan Lincoman: Estancia La Aurelia Tel.(02964) 422570

Lake Fagnano area:
Cabañas Khami: Cabecera Lago Fagnano Tel.(02964) 423031

Lake Yehuin, Indio and Claro rivers area:
Yehuin Aventuras: Tel. (02964) 420678

Irigoyen, Malengüena and Leticia rivers area:
Dan Pereyra: Tel. (02964) 427487



IN THE PROVINCE OF SANTA CRUZ

EL CALAFATE:

Fishing permitted at:
Río Santa Cruz (down river, in the Little Fellow spot).
Lake Argentino
Species: Rainbow trout, lake trout and perch.

Equipment: At all tourist Estancias in the area and Camping Lago Roca, located on the Brazo Rico of Lake Argentino at 51 Km. from the town, rental of the necessary equipment is available.


EL CHALTEN
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Places for fishing:
Lake Viedma: (Lake, rainbow and brown trouts).
Season: 8th. of November to 19th. of April..
Limit of capture: lake trout, no limit. Rainbow and brown trout: two pieces per day per fisherman.
Lake San Martín: (Lake, rainbow and brown trout)
Season: All year, but fishing is only permitted starting at 300 m. from the mouths of the rivers flowing into the lake.
Limit of capture: Two pieces per fisherman.
Río de las Vueltas: (Brown trout)
Season: 8th. of November to 19th. of April..
Note: From its origin at the Lago del Desierto to the confluence with the Río Toro, the return of the pieces is mandatory. No additional permit is needed and the simple bait must be used. From the confluence with the Río Toro to its mouth into the Lake Viedma, the daily limit is two pieces per fisherman.
Río La Leona: (Brown and lake trout)
Season: 8th. of November to 19th. of April..
Limit of capture: Two pieces per day per fisherman.

RIO TURBIO

Places for fishing:

Río Rubens (Brown trout)
Season: 9th. of November to 20th. Of April. (two pieces per day per fisherman)
Río Coyle (North branch): (Brown and creek trouts)
Season: 1st. Of October to 31st. Of March with a daily limit of capture of two pieces per fisherman.
Río Penitente: (Brown trout).
Season: 9th. Of November to 20th. Of April (two daily pieces per fisherman maximum)

PERITO MORENO

Río Jeinimeni: (Brown trout, Perch and atherine)
Season: 9th. Of November to the 19th. Of April.
Daily limit of two trouts per fisherman.
Lake Buenos Aires: (Brown trout, atherine and Perches)
Season: all year. After the 19th. Of April fishing is not allowed at less than 300 m. from the mouths of the rivers flowing into the lake.
Río Los Antiguos: (Brown trout, perches and Atherine).
Season: 9th. Of November to 19th. Of April.
Daily limit of capture is two pieces per fisherman.

Río Oro: (Rainbow and brown trout).
Season: 9th. Of November to the 19th. Of April.
Limit: two pieces per day per fisherman.

Lake Pueyrredón: (Rainbow and brown trout)
Season: all year. After the 19th. Of April fishing is not allowed less than 300 m. from the mouths of the rivers flowing into the lake.
Lake Cardiel: (Brown and rainbow trout)
Season: 15th. Of November to 30th. Of April.
The limit of capture is 5 pieces per fisherman.


IN THE PROVINCE OF CHUBUT

ESQUEL

Fishing permitted in the majority of lakes, rivers and creeks close to Esquel and all the mountainous area of the Province of Chubut. Fishing is banned in the area of the Wall of the Florentino Ameghino Dam and in the Azul derivador of the Senguer river.

Fishing guides:
Silva, José: Tel.(02945) 4553834
Rossi, José: Tel.(02945) 454415
Oszust, Esteban: Tel.(02945) 452069
Landoni, Ricardo: Tel. (02945) 454690
Beale, Miguel: Tel. (02945) 450381
San Martín, Horacio: Tel.(02945) 450836
Muller, Andrés: Tel.(02945) 450576
Graziosi, Patricio: Tel.(02945) 471883
Brand, Diego: Tel. (02945) 453071

LAKE PUELO

Lake Puelo is a fishing center, and the rainbow trout is the specialty, in the trolling (aboard your own boat or hiring one at the harbor), fly or casting modalities. The season extends from the middle of November to mid-April. You need a fishing licence because this area is inside a national park. See Fishing in Patagonia.





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