This trip is for the adventure-seeking angler with full-on fishing but with a touch of luxury added for good measure. Beautiful hard-fighting Giant Golden Dorado, large Pacu and Pirapatinga and huge Surubi Cats abound and can be caught on lures and flies.
The Dorado is an extremely strong, aggressive and acrobatic predator that busts on any baitfish in its vicinity. Packs of these bruisers can be seen chasing shoals of baitfish and the attacks are nothing but explosive. Lure, bait or fly fishing, once hooked, Dorados will strip line off your reel like an express train, and so good quality tackle is needed.
Dorados can be caught with flies, lures or natural bait. We suggest 8-9 wt fly rods and same for the sinking tip line. Lures can be varied from shallow diving to deep diving lures, but all with beefed-up hardware.
Dorados here can reach in to the 30lbs range so strong leaders and hooks are required. This river has extremely rich and varied fishing areas, with deep channels, gullies, sandbars, lagoons, stone points and dozens of streams, making this area a real fishing paradise.
Anglers will drift fish from the boat or cast from the bank, between wood structure or rocks and from different islands. Anglers can catch Dorados over 30lb, along with Surubi Cats (usually on natural live bait) to over 60lb and Pacu to over 25lb.
Fly fishing for Pacu is a pure adrenaline rush. There are many methods to use for Pacu, with small streamers, flies that imitate insects falling from the trees, and imitation fruits.
Large Surubi Cats inhabit these waters too and anglers can take time out from casting flies and lures and chill out in the boat with a heavy Dorado outfit or catfish gear. They are in the depths waiting for a live bait to pass by and that’s it, hang on to your horse!
Day 1: Anglers arrive in Buenos Aires and overnight in hotel of their choice (not included).
Day 2: TOUR STARTS transfer to Esquina in an A/C van, arriving at the lodge mid-late afternoon. Dinner and gear preparation ready for the morning!
Day 3 – 8: six days guided fishing. Breakfast and dinner at the lodge, lunch on an island while fishing.
Day 9: Return transfer back to Buenos Aires and onwards journey home. TOUR ENDS.
USD $2,970 pp for 6 days fishing (based on double occupancy) or USD $495 pppd.
Discounts for children under 12 years old
SEPARATE COSTS FOR A/C VAN FROM BA/ESQUINA/BA RETURN TRIP : USD $1000 (divided between amount of guests).
Costs can be supplied for solo anglers, families and small groups.
A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.
Included: All meals and drinks while staying at the Lodge and fishing, 6 days fishing with experienced guide, return van with A/C transfers (BA/Esquina/BA) as per above.
Not included: flights, tips, fishing equipment, visas etc.
* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please enquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.
Rio Corrientes, Esquina, located on the shores of the Paraná River.
October – November and February – May (Closed season December an January)
Fly and lure fishing
Golden Dorado, Pacu, Pirapitinga, Surubi
Hardcore fishing adventure in perfect surroundings for Giant Golden Dorados, large Pacus and Pirapitinga and enormous Surubi Cats.
$2,970 based on double occupancy, plus A/C van return trip Buenos Aires/Esquina/Buenos Aires, costs divided between no. of anglers.
7 day package with 6 days’ fishing
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Our anglers will enjoy six full days’ guided fishing, with 7 nights all-inclusive at our Matias Pavoni Lodge, which is 200m from the river and 10 mins from the town of Esquina.