Patagonia River Ranch

World-Class Trout Fishing at Fly Angling's Mecca

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Recommended Length

7-10 Days


January, February, March, April, November, December

As a pioneer in introducing Patagonia to traveling sportsmen in the 1970’s, Trek is able to offer our clients nearly five decades of experience, expertise and relationships in the region. Among our longstanding partnerships in the region is Patagonia River Ranch (PRR), a wonderfully elegant property situated deep in the heart of Patagonia’s trout-rich network of productive rivers.

Adventures this sensational are meant to be shared. And since sometimes our nearest and dearest aren’t as crazy about fishing as we are, PRR delivers a range of thrilling activities for non-angling companions.

Patagonia River Ranch is a world-class fly fishing guest ranch nestled on the banks of the legendary Chimehuin River, ideally located in the center of the seven most productive rivers in Northern Patagonia. This provides guests a unique opportunity to take both Rainbow and Brown trout in up to six different rivers during their stay, while unpacking their bags only once.

You’ll get to PRR via an overnight flight to Buenos Aires from any number of U.S. hubs with a connection flight to either San Martin de los Andes Airport or Bariloche International Airport. Here, you’ll be met by a Trek partner represented for transfer to the lodge.

For those who would prefer to extend or combine other nearby lodges, Trek will gladly design a trip to include a few days at San Huberto, Collon Lodge, Estancia Tres Rios or Estancia Arroyo Verde.


The Chimehuin River, which runs through the ranch, is commonly known as the finest trout stream for large fish in Northern Patagonia. The ranch’s location, in the center of the most productive 50-mile section of this river, allows guests to float and wade-fish the “home water” from the nearest access point 20 miles upstream, and step off the boat at the end the day 100 yards from the lodge.

We also can put in at the ranch to fish the lower section. No other fishing lodge or outfitter has the river location to accomplish this. Aside from the Chimehuin, PRR can also access some of the most famous rivers in the region to include the Caleufu, Collon Cura, Alumine, Malleo, Quemquemtreu and the Quilquihue.

PRR has an 8-person professional guide staff that is all native Argentine, and they work exclusively for PRR only. They’ve grown up fishing the native waters and know these rivers intimately. All guides are bilingual and have the unique ability to handle both the novice and expert angler with equal praise and patience.

For the non-fishing guest (or the angler needing to give his casting arm a well-deserved rest), the non-fishing activities include horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking in the Andes, cooking classes with the master chef, and day trips to the charming resort town of San Martin or nearby national parks. Their three full-time ranch hostesses accompany our guests on all these non-fishing activities.

PRR accommodates 16 guests per week in 8 spacious, well-appointed guest suites in the main lodge and two cottages, each with breathtaking views of the surrounding river valley. The native rock and timber lodge provides guests with an intimate and unique setting from which to experience the surrounding ranch environment.

Furnishings and decor are modeled after the classic fly fishing lodges of generations past, while providing luxuries and comforts not often found in fishing lodges around the world. This includes two chefs and a fully-accredited sommelier, and a wine cellar with the finest wines from Argentina and Chile, L’Occitane bath and body products and 500 thread-count sheets.

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