These days, your clients are looking for those wide-open spaces and Argentina, with its bucket list fishing locations, offers that and so much more.
Due to its plethora of natural wonders and huge variety of climates, Argentina lends itself to some of the best fishing locations in the world—all enjoyed in the reverse season due to its location south of the equator. Whether your clients want to reel in a 20-lb trout or the notoriously feisty golden dorado, we’ve handpicked some of the country’s top fishing locations.
Catch of Your Life in Southern Argentina
Your clients can travel south to the edge of the Earth to enjoy some of the best fly fishing in the world. Here, Rio Grande River in Tierra del Fuego has become the most productive sea-run brown trout fishery in the world thanks to an implementation of access control and catch-and-release regulations.
Strobel Lake, meanwhile, is famous for its trophy rainbow trout fishing and pristine waters. The best place to fish is at the mouth of the Barrancoso River, the lake’s only significant tributary.
Los Glaciares National Park’s Caterina River is home to one of the only runs of Atlantic king salmon in the world. The river offers everything from deep glacial pools to fast-running streams where you can cast into clear shallow water.
Located among Patagonia’s plains, Santa Cruz River offers untapped steelhead fishing where anglers can get a chance at what is known as one of the hardest fighting migratory fish in the world.
Thanks to its natural beauty and close vicinity to a variety of lakes and rivers, the Andean town of Junin de los Andes offers outstanding opportunities to fly fish. Located in northern Patagonia, at the entrance to Lanin National Park, Junin de los Andes is only 13 miles from the mouth of the Chimehuin River, which is known for its fly fishing for trout.
Gone Fishin’ in Northern Argentina
Tell clients to head to northern Argentina to fight the golden dorado, known for its high jumps and speed. The world’s second largest wetlands, the Ibera Wetlands, located in northeastern Argentina, boast fly fishing for golden dorado in a region that dwarfs the Florida Everglades.
Or they can fish for golden dorado, tararira and pacu in the muddy waters of the Parana River in Argentina. Recommend your clients time the trip for Fiesta Internacional del Dorado (The Dorado International Day), which attracts anglers from all over the world.
Travelers to Argentina can venture deep into the remote mountain streams and rivers of the country’s Salta Province in search of their trophy golden dorado. Fly fishing on the Rio Juramento and Rio Dorado in the mountain jungles of Argentina is a can’t-miss.
For more information, visit argentina.travel. Want to learn more about Argentina’s culinary prowess? Read A Toast to Argentina’s Cuisine For adventures beyond the customary sightseeing, check out Argentina — A Road Less Traveled