Termas de Río Hondo Journals

Dorado and Trout Fishing in Argentina (Patagonia, Mendoza, Corrientes...)

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A September 2006 trip to Termas de Río Hondo by Robert Raymond Ingledew

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Quote: Fishing, travelling, and photography have been my main hobbies for over fifty years, and I want to share some fishing experiences. My last fishing tour was to Río Hondo, where you can fish dorados all the year round. It is a non-expensive destination.

Dorado and Trout Fishing in Argentina (Patagonia, Mendoza, Corrientes...)

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I will start with Río Hondo, one of the least known fishing destinations in Argentina. True, you will catch larger dorados in Concordia on the Uruguay river, at Guarapo, Empedrado or Paso de la Patria in Corrientes, or at the Isla del Cerrito in the Chaco, and even larger dorados in the Bermejo river in Salta, but this is the only place where I am aware that dorado fishing is allowed all year round. The climate is extremely warm, but the warmer it gets, the more chances you have of catching a nice dorado. A lot has been said about the contamination of the lake due to the sugar mill wastes that come down the Sali or Dulce river, and lately due to the wastes of the gold refining process in Tucumán or...Read More

Trout Fishing in the Argentine Patagonia

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I was eleven years old when I fell in love with trout fishing, and that was 55 years ago. The most delightful years of my life I went fishing to the Percy river in Trevelin, where I used to spend 30 to 45 days in the farm of my friends, Gueyrid Ial Jones and his family. Those Welsh settlers were a rare blend, they spoke Welsh most of the time, but were more "gauchos" than many Argentinians. There I learnt to enjoy sipping the mate, having mutton for breakfast (I have never seen that in other parts of Argentina), drinking milk at the foot of the cow and going on the sulky to the village... Those were fascinating years. I went there seven summers in a row... and went back a number of times s...Read More
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I only know of one trout fishing pond in the province of Buenos Aires, at Puerta del Abra, near Mar del Plata. Fishing is allowed there all the year round, and it is located under the foothills of Balcarce, only 30 miles away from the city of Mar del Plata. The Quequén river in Necochea has been stocked with rainbow trout, but the fish culture station has two serious problems: their budget (they are a Municipal agency) and the abundance of herons in the area that eat the little trout if they are placed in the river while they are small. In any case, some 4-pound trout have been fished in the Quequén river, but the chances that you will catch one are minimal. In any case, there is good loach fishing...Read More

Sea Fishing

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Fishing from the shore is not what it used to be. Fish used to come near to the shore to eat clams, that were abundant. But people started to gather them, and most beaches do not have any clams left... Fishing from piers can be good at some places, like La Lucila del Mar, near San Bernardo, also at Villa Gesell, but very poor in other Atlantic beaches. Shark fishing has two prime places for fishing: one is north of Pinamar, where the sea is pretty deep near the shore, but you have to go into the water with your fishing rod, and you would not like to have a shark biting your bait before you cast it, as once happened in Pinamar. This guy got the fright of his life. Even though no cases of attacks by ...Read More

Fishing in the Province of Corrientes

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There are many roads to the Ibera Marshes, but some become real marshes when it rains. Although you can come in from Paso de los Libres or Gobernador Virasoro, the best road is the one that connects Carlos Pellegrini with Mercedes and the paved road from there to Bella Vista, that is located on the paved highway from Parana to Corrientes. Most buses to Mercedes come along that highway. Bella Vista is a beautiful spot on the Paraná river, where dorados (of the salmon family) and surubis (very similar to pikes) can be fished. Bella Vista is located between Empedrado and Goya, two other excellent fishing destinations. From north to south I may mention the following fishing paradises: Paso de ...Read More

Trout Fishing in Mendoza

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I lived three and a half years in Mendoza, and enjoyed it thoroughly. Being an addict to fishing, I explored all the possibilities in this province, and came up with these results, from south to north: RÍO GRANDE (Bardas Blancas). Although it is the most famous and largest river in the Province, it is not the river where I got the best results. It is located South of Malargue, and this means at least 9 hours on the bus from Mendoza, generally changing buses at San Rafael and taking the international bus service that runs from San Rafael to Talca (Chile) along the Paso Pehuenche. I usually got off the bus upstream from Bardas Blancas. An 18 pound trout fished in that river attracted fishermen from a...Read More