Rivers of the Chilean Fjords

Exceptional fishing in Chile’s last frontier

The little fished rivers that flow into the remote fjords in Chilean Patagonia offer outstanding fly fishing in gin clear waters amid scenic beauty and rich sea and birdlife. Based on a comfortable mothership, anglers explore the waters where the Andes Mountains meet the South Pacific, targeting resident and sea-run wild rainbow and brown trout as well as silver salmon. 

Unparalleled fishing experience in pristine waters   

During a week-long fishing adventure, anglers explore more than half a dozen rivers, each offering exceptional fishing. The fish in this area are notably robust and sizable, typically weighing five to eight pounds. The biggest fish caught so far tipped the scales at an impressive 25lb, although it’s worth noting that plenty of other big fish have been lost as they are very challenging to land. The boat provides an ideal mode of transportation, granting access to rivers inaccessible on foot and that are fishing best according to current conditions. After anchoring, hard-bottomed inflatable tenders are used to reach the river mouth and from there the day is dedicated to wading upstream. As the day concludes anglers either return downstream by the river or traverse through the jungle. Given the high concentration of fish,  progress upstream is taken at a leisurely pace, and interestingly, some of the best fishing spots are not far from the river mouth. Safety is a priority, and the guides maintain continuous radio contact with the boat. Those seeking a more exploratory experience can opt to venture further upstream into unexplored areas.

Anglers will have the opportunity to fish around eight to ten rivers over the week and being boat based means guides can adjust to conditions allowing anglers to stay longer if a river is proving particularly productive. Beyond the remarkable fishing experience, the surrounding environment is truly magnificent as towering mountains emerge from ocean draped intemperate rainforests that stretch almost to the snow line. 

Comfortable, well-equipped boat 

Home for the week is a comfortable 90ft twin diesel engine motor yacht. She has ample exterior decks, and a salon and dining area with great views. There are double passenger staterooms with private baths and showers. The crew of five uses separate rooms and bath areas. The yacht has a changing and fishing equipment area in the aft deck and plenty of room for wildlife observation on the front and upper decks. Cocktails and delicious food await anglers at the end of the fishing day.  

No road access and one of Chile’s most scenic regions   

This remote area is accessed via a flight from Santiago to Balmaceda airport. From here it is a roughly two hour road transfer (depending on traffic and photo stops) to the base port where guests overnight ready for an early departure. The trip runs from Sunday to Saturday.     

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