Fly Fishing in Patagonia, Argentina
Framed by rivers Chimehuín and Quilquihue in northern Patagonia, Tipiliuke Lodge offers anglers a wide stretch of water for world-class trout fishing. Fishing is with both wet and dry fly for wild rainbow and brown trout. Most fishing is by wading and most of it is within easy reach of the lodge.
Wade, walk and wide the Chimehuín and Quilquihue
The Chimehuín and Quilquihue rivers run through the heart of the 50,000 acre estancia, and both are known for their crystal clear waters and legendary fishing. The lodge has access to more than 17 miles of excellent trout water, including nine miles on the well known Chimehuín river. Tipiliuke also has access to three miles of private spring creek. Each beat is between three and 15 minutes from the lodge so there’s little time wasted getting to the fishing. The majority of fish are caught on dry flies, although occasionally a dropper is used alongside the dries.
Guests fish until around 2.30pm, returning to the lodge for lunch and a siesta before returning to the river around 6pm to fish until dusk. During the last 30 minutes of light, a large streamer may coax out one of the Chimehuín’s infamous monster browns. Typically, the fish here average 14-20 inches, and each season some of these monster browns – approaching the 30 inch mark – are landed.
Adventurous anglers can also fish on the upper and lower Chimehuín from one of the lodge’s custom drift boats. After a great day on the water, guests return to the lodge for cocktails followed by a dinner of authentic regional cuisine, all under the roof of one of Argentina’s finest Patagonian lodges
“My family and I spent the Christms period at the lodge and had a fantastic experience. The fishing and hatches were great and there was more than enough to keep the rest of the family occupied.” A.G.Turner, Belfast.
Luxurious lodge in breath-taking location
The lodge is located in the centre of the property and has nine en-suite bedrooms. Wi-Fi is available throughout the lodge as well as at a variety of outdoor seating areas where guests can take in a range of dramatic Patagonian views. In the evenings, while enjoying a famous Argentinian malbecs, guests can relax around the fire under the stars.
Horseback riding, hiking and visits to the charming town of San Martin de los Andes can be arranged for non-fishing guests. Birding with a local expert can also be arranged for an additional cost.
Remote yet easily accessible
Tipiliuke Lodge is in the north west of Argentinian Patagonia in the south west corner of Neuquén province, 1,000 miles southwest of Buenos Aires. The lodge is nestled in the lower Chimehuín river valley, a mere 10 minute drive from Chapelco airport. Two local towns Junín de los Andes, and San Martín de los Andes are also within easy reach.