Patagonia spells trout and Tierra del Fuego is synonymous with giant sea run browns. The third world-class fishery in Argentina is the Ibera Marshlands, home to one of the hardest fighting gamefish that swims, the Golden Dorado. Nicknamed the River Tiger, these fresh water beasts are renowned for their savage takes, explosive leaps and searing runs. They’re one of the “hottest” fish you’ll catch on a fly!
Pirá Lodge, located in Northern Argentina, is set in the middle of the incredible 5 1/2 million acre Ibera Marsh, the world’s second largest wetlands. The miles of wilderness waters surrounding the lodge offer consistent action in the Corrientes River, at the headwaters, and in the more intimate waters of the marsh itself for this great gamefish. While dorado over 25 pounds have been taken at Pirá, the typical fish runs in the 3 – 10 pound class, with fish in the 10 – 15 pound class taken frequently. You’ll fish with world-class guides from Hell’s Bay flats skiffs with poling platforms, or by wading/bank stalking. Effective methods range from swinging & stripping saltwater type streamer patterns on sink tips to mousing or waking surface patterns fished on floating lines. During low water, sight casting and even dry fly techniques with outsized terrestrial patterns can bring cardiac arresting surface strikes!
- Luxurious Accommodations
- World Class Cuisine
- Experienced Guides
- Countless Miles of Wilderness Water
- Wade and Skiff Fishing
- Top of the Line Equipment
- Incredibly Diverse Ecosystem with countless bird watching / nature viewing opportunities for non-anglers.
Pirá Lodge is owned and operated by Nervous Waters, which owns 9 of the world’s finest sportfishing lodges in Argentina, Chile and the Bahamas. Renowned for impeccable accommodations, world class cuisine and attention to detail, Nervous Waters’ properties set the standard by which all other fishing lodges are judged.
The season runs from from mid-October through April. While full week packages are the norm, packages of any duration are available and combinations with Patagonia trout trips are becoming very popular.
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