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Las Buitreras | Argentina | Sea Trout Fly Fishing

Tour code: ARG001
Overview
Category: Freshwater Fly Fishing

Las Buitreras Lodge on the Rio Gallegos in Argentina offers an unparalleled Sea Trout fishing program. Catch statistics for size and numbers on the Rio Gallegos and Rio Grande are similar, however, many anglers remain loyal to the Rio Gallegos for it’s a dream to fish  with its low gradient, technical characteristics, exclusivity, outstanding guides and just the vast number of pools you get to fish each day always providing well rested water.

Location
Las Buitreras Lodge is located in southern Argentina 45 minutes outside the city of Rio Gallegos and sits in an amazing 290,000 acre Estancia. The whole area is visually inspiring with mountainous outcrops, which makes this part of the Rio Gallegos one of the most spectacular stretches of fly fishing water in Patagonia. There is private access to over 40kms of double bank fishing with over 50 named pools all divided into 6 zones.

Fishing
Las Buitreras Lodge is home to the most prolific Sea Trout Fishing Rio Gallegos. The fishing is exciting and varied, with pools ranging from deep stoney runs to cut banks and streamy shingle flats. Relatively shallow, the river makes for easy wading, eliminating the need for fast sinking lines and creating an exciting and challenging fishing environment.

Fishing for Sea Trout is like fishing for Atlantics or Steelhead where the fish tend to be more active early and late in the day, therefore we have scheduled all the fishing around this program. All anglers are put into pairs and fish with one guide on a rotation system, where you fish two sessions per day – one in the morning and again in the evening. This way the main meal of the day is taken back at the lodge at lunchtime which also provides time for a siesta. Each fishing session you fish a zone with a guide who stays with the zone, then the next session you move up one zone. This rotation system means that all customers get to fish each area in both a morning and evening session, plus get to fish with every guide.

The fishing on the Rio Gallegos can be immensely rewarding. The sheer numbers and size of fish are just outstanding with fish averaging around 9lb. This Sea Trout Fishing in Rio Gallegos offers the adventurous angler the opportunity to put their skills against the explosive Sea Trout of Patagonia with fish that reach 30lbs.

Guides
We pride ourselves on having some of the best guides in the industry who all speak good English. Each is a very talented angler, and they are some of the best casters and instructors we have seen anywhere.

Other Activities
For either non-anglers or anglers who do not wish to fish every session, there are long walks around the thousands of acres of the estancia with stunning barren scenery and wildlife. In addition, with enough notice, we can arrange additional daily sightseeing trips departing from the lodge each day. Additional costs payable locally.

If you have any questions on the fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

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Accommodation
Las Buitreras Lodge
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Estancia Las Buitreras offers a perfect blend of luxury and rustic living. The cozy lodge is just a 10-minute walk from the river’s edge and offers our you a haven from the expansive windy plains. The lodge is equipped with six double-bed and two single-bed rooms, all offer private bathrooms with showers. Although we can accommodate up to 14 guests at at time, we welcome a maximum of 12 fishermen per week. The lodge provides a large conservatory around the outside that serves as a drying room and a place to get changed for each fishing session.

Just outdoors is a spacious courtyard protected from the wind, where we have a large fixed outdoor stone grill and terrace for hosting traditional Argentine assados.

Meals are of a very high standard with a professional chef ensuring guests enjoy an inspiring range of both Argentinean and continental dishes. House wines and beers are inclusive. There is a wine cellar with a fantastic selection from the Mendoza and San Juan regions. It is also stocked with Cerveza Isenbeck, an outstanding local beer.

These amenities provide our you with the space, comfort, and an at-home feel throughout the duration of your stay.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin & single rooms available
Telephone: Satellite (chargeable)
Internet: Basic WiFi
Laundry: Included
Power: 220 Volt
Meals: In lodge dinning room
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: Rods & reels included
Shop: Sea Trout flies
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Buenos Aries Hotels

We use a variety of Hotels in Buenos Aries for your overnight stay, from hotels close to the airport to hotels in downtown Buenos Aries that allow you to see a bit more of Buenos Aries and even extend your stay.

All hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will at least include all the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss, which hotel to use to suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single, double & twin available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free in lobby
Laundry: For a nominal charge
Power: In rooms
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Sea Trout
Season: November to April
Peak: January to February
Weight: 5lb to 35lb
Average Weight: 14lb
Brown Trout
Season: November to April
Peak: January to March
Weight: 1lb to 6lb
Average Weight: 2lb
Rainbow Trout
Season: November to April
Peak: January to March
Weight: 5lb to 26lb
Average Weight: 12lb
Suggested Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days in the beginning or end in Buenos Aires, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit. It is also possible to combine Sea Trout Fishing with Golden Dorado, Steelhead and King Salmon fishing. You can even combine all our Argentina fishing packages with any of our shooting packages to make the ultimate trip.

DAY 1: (Thursday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2: (Friday)

Arrive Buenos Aires

On arrival take a taxi to your overnight hotel.

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel Twin rooms B/B

DAY 3: (Saturday)

Early in the morning take a taxi to the internal airport called Jorge Newbery Airport.

Depart Jorge Newbery
Arrive Rio Gallegos

On arrival, you will be met by the lodge staff and transferred the 40 mins to the lodge.

On arrival at the lodge, you will be shown to your rooms you then have the rest of the day to relax and unpack.

Overnight Accommodation: Las Buitreras Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 4 & 5: (Sunday & Monday) Fishing Days.

Start your first 2 days fishing in pairs. each pair will remain together through the week.

Each day you will fish both a morning session and afternoon/evening session.

Overnight Accommodation: Las Buitreras Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: (Tuesday & Wednesday) Fishing Days.

We have divided the whole river into 5 zones and each session will be fished in a different zone.

Our guides remain in the same zone all week, so this way every customer gets the opportunity to fish every zone both as a morning and evening session, plus get to fish with all our guides.

Overnight Accommodation: Las Buitreras Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 8 & 9: (Thursday & Friday) Fishing Days.

Fishing 2 sessions per day, you will be fishing around 10 hours per day and if that’s not enough,  you can fish the home pool during the mid-day siesta.

Fishing is either with double handed rods or single-handed rods all-dependent on the wind, water levels, and its clarity.

Overnight Accommodation: Las Buitreras Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 10: (Saturday)

Early in the morning transfer back to Rio Gallegos airport.

Depart Rio Gallegos
Arrive Jorge Newbery

On arrival take a taxi to your hotel.

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel Twin rooms B/B

DAY 11: (Sunday)

Take a taxi back to Buenos Aires International Airport.

Depart Buenos Aires

DAY 12: (Monday)

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
02/01/202013/01/202012116£7,759On Request  Book Now
09/01/202020/01/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
16/01/202027/01/202012116£7,689On Request  Book Now
23/01/202003/02/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
30/01/202010/02/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
06/02/202017/02/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
13/02/202024/02/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
20/02/202002/03/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
27/02/202009/03/202012116£7,689On Request  Book Now
05/03/202016/03/202012116£7,689On Request  Sold Out
12/03/202023/03/202012116£7,075On Request  Sold Out
19/03/202030/03/202012116£7,075On Request  Sold Out
26/03/202006/04/202012116£7,075On Request  Sold Out
02/04/202013/04/202012116£7,075On Request  Book Now
09/04/202020/04/202012116£6,198On Request  Book Now
16/04/202027/04/202012116£6,198On Request  Book Now
29/12/202011/01/202112116£8,072On Request  Book Now
07/01/202118/01/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
14/01/202125/01/202112116£8,002On Request  Sold Out
21/01/202101/02/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
28/01/202108/02/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
04/02/202115/02/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
11/02/202122/02/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
18/02/202101/03/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
25/02/202108/03/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
04/03/202115/03/202112116£8,002On Request  Sold Out
11/03/202122/03/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
18/03/202129/03/202112116£8,002On Request  Book Now
25/03/202105/04/202112116£7,125On Request  Book Now
01/04/202112/04/202112116£7,125On Request  Book Now
08/04/202119/04/202112116£7,125On Request  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Price Supplements

On some weeks we can fish 3 rods pr zone which offers a reduction, contact our office for full details.

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights
  • Internal flight Buenos Aries to Rio Gallegos
  • Internal flight Rio Gallegos to Buenos Aries
  • Transfers to and from Lodge
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals at Lodge
  • All soft & alcohol drinks at Lodge
  • 6 days fishing
  • Fishing license
Excluded
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals at Buenos Aries Hotels or bar expenses
  • Transfers in Buenos Aries
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Fishing tackle
  • Waders & Boots
Options

Flight upgrades

Additional nights in Buenos Aries

Single rooms in Buenos Aries

Tackle hire $250 per week paid direct to lodge

Dorado Fishing add on

Steelhead Fishing add on

King Salmon Fishing add on

Dove shooting add on

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Argentina

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Buenos Aires (approx 14hrs) Buenos Aires – Rio Gallegos (approx 3 hours).

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Las Buitreras Lodge – Rio Gallegos (approx 1 hour)

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

The lodge is located in southern Argentina, only a 45-minute transfer from the city of Rio Gallegos.

Where do they fish?

On the most prolific Sea Trout Fishing Rio Gallegos beats, consisting of over 40kms of both sides of private water comprising of over 50 named pools.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

This depends on which zone you are fishing in that session, but anything from 5 mins to 45 mins to the end zones. You can even walk down to the home pool after lunch to fish for a couple of hours in the afternoon.

What fish will I catch?

Sea Trout are the main target species but not many people realise that you can also catch lots of high-quality resident Brown Trout.

How many fish will I catch?

Catch rates can vary depending on the water conditions and the weather. However, as the lodge keeps detailed daily catch records we can see and prove that on average customers land 11 Sea Trout per person per week. This figure does not include the numerous Brown Trout.

How do they fish?

The whole river section is now divided into 6 zones. Customers fish as a pair and stay as a pair for the entire week. Each pair will then fish a rotation system where they will get to fish each and every zone both as a morning session and then again later in the week as an evening session. Another nice touch is each guide stays with a zone for the whole week, this way each pair will get to fish with every guide.

The fishing is normally made up of two 4-5 hour sessions. After breakfast, you depart for the main morning session. After you will return to the lodge for the main meal of the day. After a nice siesta, it will be time to depart again for the evening session fishing just into the dark.

Customers are advised to bring 7/8# single hand or switch rods for low water conditions and two-handed 9/10# rods for high water and windy conditions. Swinging and twitching relatively small nymphs on intermediate lines is a very popular technique. There is also a time when larger streamers and or dry flies are very effective.

Do the guides speak English?

All the guides and lodge staff speak very good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

We have taken customers of all degrees to this lodge from complete Sea Trout virgins to fully experienced anglers.

What skill level is required?

The more proficient you are at casting with the wind the better. The majority of the time the fishing is with the river running left to right. However, in some zones and pools, you will be fishing from the opposite bank therefore being able to cast either left-handed or over the left shoulder will be beneficial.

How physically demanding is this trip?

As you are taken to the zones and between all the pools by truck there is little walking. Also, the wading is quite easy, there are no physical demands worth noting.

When to go?

January through mid-April.

How will I get there?

You will fly from the UK to Buenos Aires. On arrival, many customers take an overnight stay in Buenos Aires. Then the following morning, it’s a short flight to Rio Gallegos and from there a short 45 min ride to the lodge.

What is the accommodation like?

Las Buitreras is a luxury all-inclusive lodge. It is tastefully furnished with traditional “campo” style antiques creating the traditional home feeling. The main open plan living area, with its large dining room table and comfortable seating, gives the lodge a relaxing feeling.

There are 7 double rooms, 3 single rooms with private bathrooms. Outside the main lodge, entry is a large covered veranda with chairs for donning waders and plenty of racks and hooks for storing waders and rods.

In the gardens, there is an outside BBQ area with seating for complete groups on days when the huge steaks cook on the barbecue. The lodge is powered by a generator which runs during the day when guests are at the lodge and are shut off from roughly 11 PM to 7 AM while guests are sleeping. Each room has its own battery-powered lantern to use when the power is off but it’s also helpful to bring your own headlamp.

What is the food like?

For breakfast, you can choose anything from cereal to a full cooked breakfast. The lodge staff will ask you each morning what you require.

Lunch is the “main” meal of the day and is served at the lodge between fishing sessions. Each day the menu will be different and consists of three courses.

Dinner is a lighter more casual meal consisting of filling and plentiful finger foods served couch-side in the lounge area after guests return from fishing late in the evening.

The lodge is all inclusive so we are sure you will be pleased to know that the lodge has its own wine cellar with a fantastic selection from the Mendoza and San Juan regions. It is also stocked with Cerveza Isenbeck, an outstanding local beer. You will not go hungry or thirsty on this trip.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

The lodge has a selection of quality rod and reel outfits available to guests for a weekly rental (to be booked in advance). There is a small fly shop in the lodge that carries a good selection of productive flies, leaders, tippet, fly lines, wading jackets and Patagonia down jackets for guests.

Is internet and phone signal available?

There is no mobile phone reception at the lodge. However, the lodge has good free Wifi so customers can stay in touch with home either by messages or even to chat via mobile apps.

Are there other activities available?

For either non-anglers or anglers who do not wish to fish every session, there are long walks around the thousands of acres of the estancia with stunning barren scenery and wildlife. In addition, with enough notice, we can arrange additional daily sightseeing trips departing from the lodge each day. Additional costs payable locally.

How much does it cost?

Sportquest Holidays offers you the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

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