FLY FISHING SOUTHERN PATAGONIA: A HOSTED TRIP TO THE GALLEGOS AND PENITENTE RIVERS IN ARGENTINA
Gallegos and Penitente Rivers
In Argentina’s Southern Patagonia an hour and 40 minutes by road from the town of Rio Gallegos the Penitente River flows into the Gallegos River. This is where the Estancia de los Morros is located. On the Estancia guests enjoy private access to 20 km of the Gallegos River and an additional 35 km of the Penitente River. The recently inaugurated El Rincón Lodge is a dream for sea-run brown trout enthusiasts. Depending on the moment in the season and weather conditions guests may also enjoy excellent dry fly and nymph fishing for large resident brown trout as well as streamer fishing for huge sea-runs.
Although both rivers have good populations of resident brown trout averaging one to two kilos, fishermen will generally target the huge sea-run brown trout with double handed rods while fishing the Gallegos River. Whereas the more intimate waters of Penitente River invite fishermen to fish dry flies or nymphs with one handed rods whenever the conditions allow it. The Estancia has private access to a total of 35 km of beautiful fly water, And for those fishermen who can never get enough, the lodge is located on the very banks for the Penitente River with several excellent home pools just a few steps from the lodge. From late December until the end of the season sea-run brown trout runningin sizes of up to over 10 kiilos will show an increasing presence in both rivers.
Guests are accomodated in spacious single and double rooms in the main lodge building of the Estancia Rincón de los Morros, a victorian style home originally imported from England at the beginning of the last century. The lodge can house a total of 10 guests distributed among 6 bedrooms. Dishes including wonderful Argentinian beef and lamb and local produce are prepared by an excellent Argentinian chef. After dinner guests an enjoy a drink in front of the fireplaace in a cozy sitting room.
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Dates: 9-16 March, 2019
Availability: 4 rods
Total rods: 6
Pemitted methods: Fly
Price per person: Consult
9 March: Arrival at Río Gallegos and transfer by road to the lodge (1 hr. 40 mins Aprox.). DInner and lodging.
10-15 March: 6 full days of guided fly fishing in the Gallegos and Penitente Rivers. The daily schedule will be adjusted according to the time of the season and the wishes of the guests.
16 March: Departure from lodge after breakfast and return transfer to the Gallegos River for the return flight home.
El Program Includes:
- RT transfers between the Río Gallegos Airport and the lodge
- 6 days of guided fishing
- 7 nights lodging
- Full board
- All transfers between lodge and rivers
Does not Include:
- Fishing equipment, flies and accessories
- Alcholic beverages (except for wine with dinner)
- Travel and trip cancellation (available through PescaTravel)
- Fishing license
- Personal expenses and tips