Salmon fishermen, steelheaders, or anyone keen to pursue “overstuffed, energized anadramous torpedoes” should head to Southern Argentina this winter. Angler Adventures represents Kau Tapen Lodge, Villa Maria Lodge and Aurelia Lodge, all located on the famous Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego, where the sea run brown trout fishing gets better every year! Catch and release and repeat spawning have dramatically increased the numbers of returning sea trout that average 10.5 pounds, and range to well over 30!
Nervous Waters is an Argentine Company owned and operated by Fernando & Jorge de las Carerras. The Carerras family opened the first fishing lodge on the Rio Grande, and Nervous Waters now operate 2 of the best lodges on the river system. Nervous Waters currently owns and operates 8 lodges around the globe including Pira Lodge and Suinda Lodge (Dorado fishing) in Corrientes Province, Bairs Lodge and Abaco Lodge (Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon) in the Bahamas and others in Chile and Argentia. The Nervous Waters properties rank among the very finest fishing lodges in the world.
Kau Tapen first opened in 1986 and is the lodge that got sea run trout fishing going on the Rio Grande. Today, it’s repeat client rate is one of the highest in the industry. It is considered one of the finest lodges in the world of fishing. You must pay a premium to stay at Kau Tapen, but it is worth it, if you call early enough to get space.
Villa Maria Lodge opened in 1996 on the historic Estancia Jose Menedez and offers 16 km of water on the lower Rio Grande downstream from Kau Tapen. This is bigger water, perfect for the Spey rod enthuisiast and offers first crack at dime bright searun browns fresh from the salt.
Another excellent option on the Rio Grande is the beautiful Aurelia Lodge, situated just above Kau Tapen on Estancia Rosita. Owned by Ricardo Hermoso and managed by veteran Rio Grande guide, Peter Pereira Mullins, Aurelia offers an impressive 8 miles of double bank fishing on the Rio Grande plus15 miles on the Rio Menendez for just 8 rods. The recently refurbished lodge offers superb accommodations combining classic Patagonian ambience with modern comfort.
Tierra del Fuego can be combined with the outstanding trout fishing offered by our outfitters in Patagonia, Argentina or dorado fishing in Corrientes.