This one-of-a-kind pairing, allows anglers six full fishing days at two premier dorado operations: three days on the clear Upper Paraná out of Suindá Lodge, known for its monster dorados, coupled with another three days on the diverse waters of the Iberá Marshland out of Pira Lodge, known for its numbers. The seven-night programme gives guests the ability to rotate lodges in the middle of the week. Begin at Suinda, and then transfer to Pira. Or vice versa. No matter where you decide to start, you’ll fish two of the most consistent environments for golden dorado that Argentina has to offer. With very good rainfall in 2023, the mid to late part of the 2024 and the 2025 season looks set to offer some spectacular dorado fishing (our recent blog gives the background as to why 2024/25 will be be a bumper season).

Pira Lodge, Argentina, Aardvark McLeod

Pira Lodge

Pira Lodge is located in Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands, one of the most unique and fascinating wetlands in the world. Pira Lodge is tucked into northern Argentina’s lush marshlands. The area itself is twice the size of the Florida Everglades and is the second-largest wetland in the world. This breathtakingly beautiful ecosystem is rich in flora and fauna and is home to over 350 species of birds. The marsh comprises freshwater creeks, lakes, swamps, and lagoons, providing the perfect habitat for solid numbers of Golden Dorado. Unlike some other dorado destinations, the waters in the Ibera Marshlands are clear, making sight fishing possible.

Pira accommodates up to 10 guests in five large rooms, each with a private entrance, private bath, two double beds and air conditioning. A separate building, attached by covered galleries, accommodates the spacious living room, bar and dining room, each with tall doors which open up to the wide veranda. The lodge was designed to respect the traditional local architecture while offering all of the comforts of a contemporary hotel. Pirá offers wonderful cuisine based on local meats, fresh fruit and vegetables and delicious deserts.

Suinda Lodge, dorado fishing, Argentina, Aardvark McLeod

Suindá Lodge

Suindá Lodge is a Dorado angler’s dream, strategically located near the town of Itatí, in the province of Corrientes. The region houses one of the most productive sections on the Upper Paraná River, a clear-water fishery that consistently produces good numbers of large Dorado. The secret of this part of the river lies in its structure: generally fast-flowing runs, coursing over beautiful rock gardens. Due to the clarity of the water the Upper Paraná offers exceptional sight-fishing opportunities for dorado when the conditions are right. Although large dorado are the main focus of the fishing program, this is multi-species fishery where anglers can also target pacú and pirá pitá on dries. One spectacle seen during the season is the huge numbers of sabalo (baitfish) that congregate in massive schools along the edges of sandbanks. Watching large dorado bust up on these schools is an impressive sight. Not only does Sunidá offer some excellent fishing, but it is also an exceptional destination for lovers of wildlife and especially birds with many unusual species in the area.

The newly built lodge is located a stones throw from the river. Stilted living quarters are perched on a high bluff and nine feet above the ground which means you have stunning views of the Paraná River and surrounding area.

This exceptional dorado combination itinerary is available September 2024 to May 2025
COST US$ 7,950 per person, seven nights/six days
INCLUDED All meals and beverages (alcoholic and non), professional guiding service, fishing licenses, rental (rods + reels + lines).
NOT INCLUDED Airfares, transfers to/from Corrientes or Resistencia airports, gratuities, laundry, tours, shopping etc.

For more details on golden dorado fishing in Argentina or to enquire about availability please contact Olly Thompson call us on 01980 847389.

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