Irigoyen River; World End Lodge, Argentina

Sea trout Fishing In Argentina

Rio Irigoyen in Tierra del Fuego is an exciting destination to fly fish for specimen sea trout and also robalo.  It is sheltered from the strong winds that often prevail here and is a smaller river than the neighbouring Rio Grande, which some may prefer.

Superb sea trout fishing 

It is no secret that Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, is home to some of the largest sea run trout in the world. It is also well known that fly fishing for them involves wading wide rivers with a double handed rod on the legendary Rio Gallegos and Rio Grande. However, the Rio Irigoyen sea trout offer something completely different, and are best fished with a single hander. It’s a much smaller river system and is tree-lined which offers good protection from the wind.

Most of the river is set against a beautiful background of Antarctic and Lenga beech trees.  Near the coast, it emerges from this sheltered forest into the barren coastal plain for a couple of kilometres. Both the Irigoyen and its main tributary, the Malaguena, offer miles of sheltered fishing. These beautiful rivers present the rare opportunity of hooking 15lb plus fish on single handed rods on much of their run.  The  fishing is exclusive so the rivers are not fished by anyone else while you are there.

Beautifully appointed cabins

The capacity is a maximum of four rods per week. Accommodation comprises beautifully appointed centrally heated rooms, with spacious en-suite bathrooms.  The wading room is heated by a log burning stove.

Meals are served in a separate cabin, equipped with sofas, a well stocked bar and Wi-Fi internet access. The food is of the highest order, as is the excellent selection of Argentine wines. Travel from pool to pool is via trucks and Argo amphibious vehicles. The season runs from December to April.

The Rio Irigoyen River

The Rio Irigoyen flows into the ocean some 180km south of Rio Grande, winding its way through the foothills of the Andes. Ushuaia is around 200km to the north east and the nearest town is Tolhuin.

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