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Sea Trout Fly Fishing | Worlds End Lodge | Argentina

Overview

Tour code: ARG017

Sea Trout Fly Fishing in Argentina at Worlds End Lodge on the Irigoyen River is a unique fishery and the only operation on the river. You will have the opportunity to move up and down as you need in search of finding the best chances to hook a sea trout. Just 4 lucky customers each week fish the Irigoyen River and its main tributary the Malaguena River.

Location

Sea Trout fly fishing in Argentina takes place on the Irigoyen River. The Irigoyen River is unique in that it is a small river on the East coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego that empties right into the sea where big Sea Trout come in fresh from the ocean. Another unique feature is that the river flows through a valley, which is bordered by ancient forests. The river also runs on the leeward side of the mountains, which all means it is more protected from the harsh Argentinian winds.

Fishing

Sea Trout Fly Fishing in Argentina on the Irigoyen River is done in various ways. You can drift downstream, upstream, and strip at various speeds which our guides will teach you as necessary. The fishing areas are divided into beats, you rotate regularly to ensure the best performance of the river and the best possibility of catching. There are two anglers per guide and we rotate the guides daily to make the most of each one’s experience.

The fishing is all wading using ARGO 6×6 ATV between the various beats, there are approximately 20 miles of private water. The Irigoyen River catch rates can and do 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 2.2 fish per day averaging around 9-10lb.

This fishing destination is suitable for levels, plus being well sheltered it is far easier to cast for beginners with a single-handed rod. The great thing about this destination is as a beginner you will catch fish. For the more experienced anglers who just love the rewards of technical Sea Trout fly fishing in Argentina, the Irigoyen River is where stealth and good casting skills can make a difference.

Guides

Whilst Sea Trout fly fishing in Argentina on the Irigoyen river you will be guided by very experienced guiding staff from the lodge, these guides speak good English and have an unrivalled knowledge of the beats you will be fishing. Visit our YouTube channel to watch our excellent hosts in action

Other Activities

As the Worlds End lodge is located in the Argentinian wilderness there are no other activities that customers can do, if you wish to have some time away from the lodge then you can go hiking in the surrounding areas and take in the fantastic views and maybe some of the amazing wildlife that inhabits the local area.

If you have any questions about Sea Trout Fly Fishing in Argentina or any of 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.

View all our Freshwater Fly Fishing holidays here.

Accommodation
Worlds End Lodge

On a remote, 45,000 acre ranch in Tierra del Fuego, 180 kilometers south of Rio Grande, Worlds End Lodge sits within Southern Beech forests, overlooking the Irigoyen River and Atlantic Ocean.

World’s End Lodge is a log cabin facility that comfortably accommodates 4 anglers in 4 large single rooms with private baths, electricity and heating.

A separate main cabin holds the living and dining areas where customers enjoy outstanding cuisine from a professional chef. The lodge also has all the services you would expect with cocktails after fishing, free internet service and a drying room to keep all your tackle dry and warm.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single
Telephone: Satellite
Internet: Free Wifi
Power: 220 volt generated
Meals: 3 meals per day
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Sea Trout
Season: Dec to March
Peak: February
Weight: 1lb to 26lb
Average Weight: 10lb

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 at 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: (Wednesday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available).

Day 2: (Thursday)

Arrive Buenos Aires (EZE)

On arrival, you will take a taxi to your overnight hotel (taxi not included).

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel Twin rooms B/B

Day 3: (Friday)

Early in the morning, you will take a taxi to the airport (taxi not included).

Depart from Aires (EZE)

Arrive Ushuaia.

On arrival, you will be met by the lodge staff and transferred to the lodge, which will tak approx. 4 hours.

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: Worlds End Lodge (Single Room) F/B

Day 4 & 5: (Saturday and Sunday)

The fishing day begins at 8-8:30 am. After breakfast you depart to the fishing areas in a 4 × 4 or amphibious vehicles, depending on the area to be fished. You will fish until 1230-1 pm before returning to the lodge to enjoy a delicious lunch.

At around 4.30 pm you will start the afternoon session that extends until twilight.

Overnight Accommodation: Worlds End Lodge (Single Room) F/B

Day 6 & 7: (Monday & Tuesday)

You will spend the next couple of days enjoying the exclusive fishing. Remember to save enough energy for the end of the day as the twilight is usually one of the best times of the day to fish for Sea Trout.

Overnight Accommodation: Worlds End Lodge (Single Room) F/B

Day 8 & 9: (Wednesday & Thursday)

You will spend your last two days with our guides exploring the whole river system. At the end of each day you will retire back to the lodge to enjoy a rewarding dinner and a rich Malbec that indicates the closing of a fishing session.

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

Overnight Accommodation: Worlds End Lodge (Single Room) F/B

Day 10: (Friday)

Early in the morning, you will transfer back to Ushuaia airport which will take around 4 hours.

Depart from Ushuaia
Arrive in Buenos Aires (EZE).

On arrival take a taxi to your hotel (taxi not included).

Overnight Accommodation: Buenos Aires Hotel Twin rooms B/B

Day 11: (Saturday)

You will take a taxi back to Buenos Aires International Airport (taxi not included)
Depart Buenos Aires

Day 12: (Sunday)

Arrive UK.

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 Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
25/12/2019 05/01/2020 12 11 6 £6,627 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2020 12/01/2020 12 11 6 £6,988 On Request Sold Out N/A
08/01/2020 19/01/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Sold Out N/A
15/01/2020 26/01/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Enquire Now SAVE £800 off the advertised price per person
22/01/2020 02/02/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Enquire Now SAVE £800 off the advertised price per person
29/01/2020 09/02/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Sold Out SAVE £800 off the advertised price per person
05/02/2020 16/02/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Sold Out This is a special trip hosted by Peter for just 4 customers
12/02/2020 23/02/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Enquire Now SAVE £800 off the advertised price per person
19/02/2020 01/03/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Sold Out N/A
26/02/2020 08/03/2020 12 11 6 £6,427 On Request Sold Out N/A
04/03/2020 15/03/2020 12 11 6 £6,427 On Request Sold Out N/A
11/03/2020 22/03/2020 12 11 6 £6,427 On Request Sold Out N/A
18/03/2020 29/03/2020 12 11 6 £6,838 On Request Sold Out N/A
25/03/2020 05/04/2020 12 11 6 £6,627 On Request Sold Out N/A
01/04/2020 12/04/2020 12 11 6 £6,627 On Request Sold Out N/A

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.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Internal flight Buenos Aries to Ushuaia
  • 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

What's 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

  • Dorado Fishing add on

  • Steelhead Fishing add on

  • King Salmon Fishing add on

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

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.

Financial Security

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.

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 Grande (approx 3.5 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

Rio Grande – Worlds End Lodge (approx 4 hours)

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

On a remote, 45,000 acre ranch in Tierra del Fuego, 180km south of Rio Grande, Worlds End Lodge sits within Southern Beech forests, overlooking the Irigoyen River and the Atlantic Ocean approx 4 hours by car from the Rio Grande.

Where do they fish?

Just 4 lucky customers each week fish the Irigoyen River and its main tributary the Malaguena River. The first 3 beats empty into the Atlantic Ocean and are easily accessed by walking on foot. These beats offer amazing fishing for not just Sea Trout but also Robalo (Falkland Mullet or Rock Cod as it is also known). The two upper beats are accessed by 6 wheeled amphibian ATV’s. The majority of the Irigoyen River is only 20 – 30m wide with lots and lots of pools ladened with log jams.

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 to 45 mins to the end zones.

What fish will I catch?

On the Irigoyen River, the main species and target are the Sea Trout however there are also Robalo which can grow to around 15lb and make great sport on a fly rod.

How many fish will I catch?

The Irigoyen River catch rates can and do 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 2.2 fish per day averaging around 9-10lb.

How will I fish?

You will fish both a morning and evening session on all the beats based on two customers to one guide. The Irigoyen River is however different from the more known rivers like the Rio Grande and the Gallegos Rivers. The Irigoyen River demands a single handed rod to make precise casts along with log jams or effectively cover the Irigoyen’s narrow width. You will be mainly fishing with full floating lines but it is also advisable to bring both intermediate and some sink tips at different rates.

Do the guides speak English?

All the guides and lodge staff speak very good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

Our fishing on Irigoyen River is suitable for levels of anglers, plus being more sheltered than the more famous rivers, it is far easier to cast for beginners with a single handed rod. The great thing about this destination is as a beginner you will catch fish. For the more experienced anglers who just love the rewards of technical Sea Trout fishing. This is a place where stealth and good casting skills can make a difference.

What skill level is required?

The more proficient you are at casting the more fish you will catch, as the river is not very wide there is no need for big long distance casts. You are far better off being an accurate caster with a good gentle presentation than someone looking to cast to the horizon.

How physically demanding is this trip?

Some of the pools are an easy walk, the walking is not too difficult as the river has nice stoney banks. You may have to clamber over the odd log jam on the river bank. Upstream the Irigoyen River is accessed by ATV’s so limited walking.

When is the best time to go?

December through to March.

How will I get there?

You will fly from the UK to Buenos Aires on arrival many customers take an overnight in Buenos Aires. The following morning it’s just a short flight to Ushuaia and from there a 4-hour transfer to the Irigoyen River and the Worlds End Lodge.

What is the accommodation like?

The lodge has three cabins; a guest cabin with 4 single or double rooms (according to requirements) with a private bathroom in each room and comfortable beds. Also a warm wader room at your entrance.

The next cabin is the dining room and is only 30 meters from the guest cottage; the warmth and comfort make this space our favourite place to enjoy talks and appetizers before each dinner or lunch enjoying the wonderful view of the Irigoyen River valley.

The third cabin is a comfortable fly and gift shop, and also has a large living room. Radiators and wood stoves are used to heat the cabins. The electricity service is 220v and the communication is permanent, through a telephone and satellite internet. The speed of the same is limited by climatic conditions and distance, but it works of regular and permanent way.

What is the food like?

The food consists of a mix between gourmet and classic Argentine cuisine where the good wine (Malbec preference) and the best cuts of meat stand out, as well as the best lamb in the world, a speciality that our chef prepares every week.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

The lodge does not provide tackle. There is some loaner equipment should anyone’s luggage get delayed or lost.

Is internet and phone signal available?

Satellite phone coverage and limited wifi internet. Please note the coverage and speed of these can and is affected by the weather conditions.

Are there other activities available?

As the lodge is literally at the end of the world, apart from taking walks to see the wildlife and birdlife there is not much else to do.

How much does it cost?

We off 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 we can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

Blogs

Reviews

Joe

Fantastic trip and fantastic fishing. Flights and booking were all sorted by Sportquest with no problems and the lodge was excellent, couldn't be closer to the river! a beautiful little log cabin that was just the right size for the four of us. Very clean and comfy. Will definitely be returning next year!

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