You feel lucky? Give the big Brown and Rainbow trout at the famous Limay River a try. You won’t regret it! Our fishing guides have been fishing Patagonian rivers, creeks and lakes for years, and will maximize your Argentina trout fishing experience.
The Bariloche fishing waters are many and diverse and are home to a variety of trout such as the rainbow trout, the brown trout, the brook trout and the landlocked salmon. These species are known for their intelligence and tenacity, making their capture a source of pride among anglers. Around Bariloche, to the west, lie dense temperate rain forests with secluded lakes and emerald rivers. Off to the east, the dry Patagonia steppe is refreshed by large, clear rivers occupied by trophy trout and few anglers. Our float fishing tours in Limay and Manso rivers are proof of the different environment of each river respectively.
The Manso river is located 65 km south of Bariloche in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. We float the section of the river that goes from lake Steffen to the confluence with river Villegas. Between the lakes, the river runs quite calmly, making it easier to catch a nice trout. As an added bonus, the mountain rivers and lakes where they are found are very scenic which adds to the fishing experience. The Patagonian Andean Forest comprised of Coihues, Ñires, Lengas and Radales are the salient features of the landscape. The dense vegetation reflected in the crystalline waters of the river provides an emerald green color. This section of the river has some stretches of calm Class I rapids that makes the floating more entertaining and dynamic.
The Limay River is an important river in the northwestern Argentine Patagonia. In Mapuche language, Limay means ”Clear Water”. The water is so clear that you can count the stones on the bottom (almost 9 meter deep pools). It is born at the eastern end of the Nahuel Huapi Lake and flows in a meandering path through rocky valleys, collecting the waters of several tributaries, such as the Traful River, the Pichileufú and the Collón Curá. While floating, we can appreciate the transition between the Patagonian Steppe and the Andean Forest and will pass unbelievable beautiful places such as Anfiteatro and Piedras Mellizas. We have exclusive access to the best 8 miles of the river!
Every day at noon our passengers enjoy an authentic Argentine “asado” in one of the 2 “quinchos” by the river.
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- Fishing Gear
- Licensed National Parks and Prefecture guide every 2 anglers
- Boats specially designed for fly fishing
- Meals and beverages
Fishing Season: November through March