- Fresh Water
SeasonDecember - April
- The 2013 rate for 7 nights/6 days fishing is $4550 per person based on sharing a guide and room. Shorter and extended stays are available. The Argentina and Chile "moveable feast" combo is a favorite and should be considered by all anglers.
Number of guestsThe lodge accommodates 8 guests total.
- Rainbow Trout
- Brown Trout
Arroyo Claro Lodge
The heart of Arroyo Claro Lodge is the dean of Argentine guides, Jorge Graziosi. The soul of it is the superb fishing he cares so much about and has been doing for over 40 years. His warm hospitality and eagerness to show you the waters makes it special. Built in 1999, with post and beam construction, the lodge is located in the beautiful Carrileufu Valley, ten miles south of the small village of Cholila, in the middle of trout fishing country. The lodge has four spacious guest rooms for 8 anglers. Each room faces the mountains and the large windows allow spectacular views of the range’s jagged peaks. The rooms are spacious with a private bath and all the amenities you would expect.
Connecting the bedrooms to the main living area is a hallway wide enough to hang waders and leave wet wading shoes (and ride a horse through). In the main lodge you will find a large vaulted room that includes the dining and living areas and a huge open fireplace. The food is outstanding, with fresh local ingredients and the Argentine that spices make it unique. The wine is always great, never in short supply and a memorable part of the trip.
Only 30 yards away from the main lodge, there is a private cabin with 2 bedrooms, each with private bath, and a large living room. Built on a hillside, it has a commanding view of the Carrileufu River valley, the surrounding Andes and native forest. This is an option for families or a small group.
The fishing opportunities include the Carrileufu River, within easy walking distance of the lodge, and day float trip on the amazing Rio Rivadavia that covers the entire river from lake to lake. Other waters fished are sections of the Futalafu, the private Arroyo Pescado Spring Creek, Nant y fal and Rio Pico. Depending on the time of year and the fishing, a three day/two night float trip on the Chebut is also an option. The Chebut winds through a 600,000 acre private estancia and offers some epic trout fishing with dries and streamers. Another option is a multi-day fishing road trip to Chile. This is a great chance to fish some new waters while staying in and eating at local hosterias. The experienced guides from the lodge are also your guides on this adventure.