Far End Rivers Lodge is located in the southern archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, and is ideally situated on one of the newest and most exciting fisheries in all of South America, the Rios Irigoyen and Malanguena. Harboring many trophy Sea Trout over 20 lbs, these previously unexplored rivers are only recently beginning to demonstrate their huge potential and draw international attention. And this is to say nothing of what truly sets the Far End Rivers Lodge apart from other sea trout destinations in the region - the incredible environment through which these rivers flow. Unlike the other sea trout rivers to the north, which course through parched, windswept prairie, the intimate Irigoyen quietly meanders through exotic moorland and austral forests of eerie lenga and ñire beech trees teeming with wildlife. Far End Rivers Lodge has over 25 river miles of private access to this utterly unique setting (including spectacular scenery of the adjacent coastline), and fishing for oversized trout in these inimitable streams is an experience that is truly one-of-a-kind in the entire world.
Transportation between pools and the lodge is conducted on top of burly ARGO 6x6 ATVs. The rivers are easily wadeable, and most fishing is conducted with multi-tip lines and 7/8 weight single handed rods or small spey rods. Due to the small size of these rivers, the fishing at times can be somewhat technical, requiring small nymphs and long leaders. Catching a brown trout over 20lbs on a #12 nymph is without question an angling achievement of a lifetime. As an added bonus, fly fishing for hard-fighting Robalo up to 20lbs (a South Atlantic cousin of the common Snook), in the mouth where the Irigoyen meets the ocean is superb (Dec – mid Feb). These rivers also hold robust populations of resident brown trout, and some other nearby streams hold resident brook trout as well.
Located in an area that is commonly referred to as the “uttermost part on earth”, the climate is highly unpredictable so anglers should come prepared with high-quality waders, raingear, and several layers of warm clothing. Fortunately, Far End Rivers’ unique location within a forested area means that the notorious winds which plague other sea trout rivers such as the Rio Grande and Rio Gallegos to the north aren’t nearly as prevalent here, which helps both with casting and the wind-chill factor.
Far End Rivers guide staff is headed by our very own Alex and Nico Trochine. With many years of sea trout guiding experience, they will ensure that your fishing experience is a complete success. If they can’t get you into a big fish, no one can. 4-6 rods are allowed per week, and each guide will be assigned to two anglers.
Far End Rivers Lodge is located on the remote Estancia Maria Luisa, which hugs the rugged coastline and also encompasses all the best pools of the river. Guests will stay in welcoming and recently refurbished cabins, complete with satellite internet and all the necessary comforts. And in typical Argentine style, there will be a never ending supply of excellent food, gourmet wines and warm hospitality.
Most guests will fly into the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, where they will then be met by one of Far End River’s guides and driven the 3 – 3 ½ hours to the estancia.
The season runs from December – mid April.
2011/2012 Prices: 4,800 USD per person. Based on double occupancy.
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