neuquen - freshwater Fishing

Located in the heart of the Andes Mountain, Caviahue is 225 miles NW from Neuquén capital city. This mountain village is located at the foot of the Copahue volcano 1,600 meters above sea level, on the shores of the homonymous lake with ancient "Araucaria" forest, lakes, turquoise-colored lagoons and small waterfalls.

Trip Overview

Located in the heart of the Andes Mountain, Caviahue is 225 miles NW from Neuquén capital city. This mountain village is located at the foot of the Copahue volcano 1,600 meters above sea level, on the shores of the homonymous lake with ancient "Araucaria" forest, lakes, turquoise-colored lagoons and small waterfalls.

The private fishing Ranch covers 50,000 acres, including five interconnecting lakes and rivers like the Trolope lagoon, Rincon lagoon, Larga lagoon, Achacosa lagoon, Trolope river, Agrio river and others. In constant geographical change, the rivers slide slowly through corridors and pools providing stunning views with typical vegetation within virgin surroundings, all perfectly adapted to the moody Patagonian climate.

The fishing in this vast territory is unique, making your catches incredible in both quantity and quality. You can fish from sunrise till sunset without seeing any other angler around.

The record catches in the area were an 11-pound Brown, a 9-pound Rainbow, and a 6.6-pound Brookie. Catch & Release policy is compulsory.

Package

We offer different kinds of programs according to the fishing level, physical conditions and personal interest of our clients.
The packages consist in three to five fishing days wading the Agrio and/or Trolope, Trocomán or other rivers or lagoons. The Agrio is a great river to fish all the season, while the Trolope and the Trocomán rivers are ideal for dry flyfishing lovers. All our packages include private transfer Neuquen/Caviahue/Neuquen, 5 fishing days and transportation in the area.

Accommodation

Tackle and Flies

The number of the rod depends on the size of the river. Anyway we recommend a #6 or #7 Wt rod and a #3, #4 - #5 Wt rod (middle action). Floating lines (Weight Forward) and a Sinking line like Teeny 130 or 200.

Leaders: 7,5 to 9 ft. 1X, 2X, 3X and 4X. Tippets from 0X to 6X

Flies:
Streamers like Woolly Bugger; Matuka; Marabu Muddler; Zonker in colors Black, White, Green, Orange With Bead Head and hooks #4 to #10.

Dry flies like Madame X, Hopper, Parachute Adams, Elk Hair, Caddis, Stimulator, Humpy, Adams, March Brown, Ant, in hooks #10 to #16.

Nymphs like Prince, Zug Bug, Pheasant, Dr. Prince, Cripple, Copper John, Kauffman Stone, Soft Hackle, with Bead Head and hooks #8 to #16.

Others: Wader (type Gore Tex); wading shoes; rain jacket; cap or hat; gloves; polarized sunglasses; polar clothes; sunscreen.

Nymph/Caddis Nymph Soft Hackle # 10, 12, 14, 16 Nymph/Caddis Nymph Bead Head Stonefly Prince # 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Wet Fly Fuzzy Wuzzy # 2, 4, 6, 8 Wet Fly Wolly Bugger # 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Terrestrial Fly Hopper # 1, 4, 6, 8 Dry Fly Stimulator # 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 Dry Fly Adams # 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 Dry Fly Red Humpy # 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Dry Fly Adams Parachute # 14, 16, 18, 20 Dry Fly Elk Hair Caddis # 10, 12, 14, 16 Terrestrial Fly Madam X 4,6,8,10 Nymph/Caddis Nymph Cooper John # 4,6, 8,10,12,14,16,18

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Rates

2015/2016 From U$S 3,000.-

~ Per person on double basis. ~

Rates include: Private transfer Neuquén/Caviahue/Neuquén; 6 night accommodation; 5-full fishing days; 1 guide each 2 anglers; all transfers, all meals and beverages; fishing license.

Rates do not include: Airticket Buenos Aires/Neuquen round trip; personal health insurance; fishing equipment and flies; gratuities.

Notes: All our packages are tailor made. Ask for less or more fishing days or if you are one or two anglers. We are able to arrange a private charter flight Neuquen/Caviahue/Neuquen to avoid a 3 1/2 hour drive each way. Accommodation can be arranged as well !

Fishing report

February 2016

Excellent fishing on sight, especially with nymphs. The most productive rivers were Nahueve, Trocoman and Reñileuvu.

Testimonials

Our trip to Argentina was excellent !!!

By: Kjell O. Hager - January 19th, 2009

Dear Daniel,

Our trip to Argentina was excellent. Everything went very well. Fishing in Caviahue was really diverse since we could fish with dry flies, nymphs and streamers everywhere, from rivers to lakes or even spring creeks. There was also a wide range of fish, which meant that the rainbow, brown and brook trout could be all found in a single lake.
As we were alone in the valley, we felt as if we were the first anglers who had ever fished there. The amount of trout was impressive, and their size "mostly over two pounds" was even more impressive.



At the lodge in Caviahue we were provided with truly customised service and the team made up of Lucio, Antonella, Cristian and Flora went out of its way to serve us with friendliness and the highest level of professionalism. This was shown not only in the meals they cooked for us but also in the cleanliness of the place. We felt welcome from day one.
Caviahue has been one of our best experiences so far, only comparable to some other places we have been to in North and South America, Europe and Africa, both due to the quality of the fishing and to the facilities available to us.

Warm regards,

Kjell and Margareta


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