Dorado Fishing
Argentina

8-Day, Dorado Fishing in the Ibera Wetlands, Argentina

The mythic Dorado is clearly the primary fish to be targeted on this trip.

Argentina’s network of some 35 National Parks is owed it’s great ecosystem as well as biological mega-diversity that includes vast plains, deserts, forests, mountains, rivers, tundra and thousands of miles of shoreline.

What makes this journey special?

The Iberá Wetlands (Spanish: Esteros del Iberá, from Guaraní ý berá: “bright water”) located in north central Corrientes Province, Argentina, is one of the most important and largest freshwater reservoirs in South America. It offers 5,000 square miles of exclusive – swamps, lagoons and lakes for Dorado fishing.

  • Dorados ranging in size from 4 to 12 pounds are quite common and caught in good numbers. Fishing is done from 14 foot Skiff style boats that are equipped with 40hp four stroke motors. 
  • Fishing is very similar to a saltwater fly-fishing experience. Guides pole the skiffs while anglers take their turns on the bow either sight or blind casting.
  • Anglers of all skill levels, beginner to expert, will enjoy this unique fishery and ecosystem.
  • Buenos Aires, the multicultural, festive and lavish capital of Argentina is known for it’s fabulous night life, rich food, wine, elegant architecture. It is advised that travelers take a day or two to check-out this city by arrive a day earlier to help with jet-lag before embarking on your journey. 

How do I get there?

  • Fly to Corrientes Airport (CNQ) where you are met by our representative following a transfer to the La Alondra Lodge that can take 2-hours from Corrientes. 


When's the best time?

The season is eight continuous months beginning September 1st and concluding on April 30th.


What does it cost?

  • Double Occupancy: $ 5,750 (per angler).

Do I need a Visa?

  • All US citizens must have a US passport book valid for at least six months to enter Argentina with one blank page for a visa stamp. No tourist visa applications are required to be submitted for stays shorter than 90 days. 

What does it include?

7-nights as per the itinerary.

  • Meet & Greet at Corrientes Airport (CNQ) with round trip transfers to and from the lodge. 
  • All meals, beer & wine for the duration of your stay. 
  • Full-time guide and coordinator for the trip. 
  • Fishing license all flies and fishing gear. 

Detailed itinerary

Fly from Buenos Aires to Corrientes Airport – Private Transfer to La Alondra Lodge (2 hrs) for a welcome Dinner. We recommend you fly into Buenos Aires a night before and enjoy the city before embarking on your angling adventure.  

Six (6) full days fishing in the Ibera Wetlands.

We recommend #8 and #6 weight, fast action rods that are 9 feet long. Reels need to have good drag systems and include 30 pound backing. Fly lines should be tropical due to the warm water conditions and air temperature. Tropical WF Floating Line and Intermediate Clear Tip lines work the best. The typical leader set-up is 8-9 ft of straight 50-pound test monofilament followed by 6-12 inched of 40-50 pound test wire bite tippet. Strong leaders are required to help prevent accidental break- offs in the water-grass and lilly pads.

Depart after a hearty breakfast. Drive back to Corrientes airport to board your flight back home via Buenos Aires.

Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation

  • 7-nights accommodation at the La Alondra Lodge. 

How do I sign up?

  • A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation. 
  • A copy of your passport is required to process your reservation and confirm your reservation upon receiving your deposit. 

Domestic Weight Alownace?

  • Domestic carriers allow about 23 kgs (50 lbs) for check-in baggage. Additional baggage allowance can usually be purchased.

Terms & Conditions

  • A 50% deposit is required to make a reservation. 
  • The final-deposit is due 60-days prior to departure.  
  • As all deposits and cancelations are non-refundable it is highly recommended you purchase trip insurance. 

Temperatures

  • During the summer months, December 15th through March 15, daytime high temperatures are typically 95 to 100 F. During the months of September through early December, and late March through the end of April, the temperatures are typically 80 to 85 F.

Food & Drink

  • While beer and wine are included in the package. You will also be pampered at La Alondra Lodge while enjoying the excellent cuisine in a peaceful setting.