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Villa Maria Lodge

Sea run brown trout on the exclusive Lower Rio Grande-Tierra del Fuego

This 6-guest lodge on the lower reaches of the Rio Grande is often sold out annually and for years to come. Frontiers, however, has weeks designated exclusively for our clients. Situated on the Estancia Jose Menendez where the river broadens and pools become long slicks of “trouty” holding water, Villa Maria offers the first shot at fish entering the system fresh from the sea.

Fishing

Fishermen will encounter nickel-bright sea-runs on strictly controlled estancia water. This lower stretch appeals to confident casters, and anglers familiar with two-handed rods do well. Sea-run brown trout fishing is about covering water and reaching the far bank; so come prepared.

Accommodation

Villa Maria Lodge offers 6 bedrooms and bathrooms for just 6 guests weekly in a small, intimate venue. Each day, anglers will relish traditional Argentine waterfront meals and siesta at the River House perched high on a bluff affording a stunning view of the fabled Rio Grande.

Gear

8-9 Wt two-handed rods, Skagit Versi-tip lines and various “mow tips” are often favored. Single-handers favor 10-ft. 8 wt. rods and reels spooled with weight forward floating or sink-tip lines for various conditions. A full tackle list is provided upon booking with Frontiers.

Trip Specifics

The season runs December 30-April 7, 2017.
January 6-March 10, 2017: Includes one night single hotel room accommodation at the Loi Suites and three Buenos Aires transfers based on 2 passengers or more. Single transfer supplement applies.

We strongly encourage anglers to book international, and particularly internal flights, in Argentina with Frontiers.

Inquire about preferred dove shooting or dorado fishing rates in conjunction with a sea-run booking exclusively through Frontiers.

Weather varies rapidly in Tierra del Fuego therefore layering is a must.

Rates

Rates and inclusions vary weekly from $5,950-$10,950 per angler on a Friday-Friday rotation. Please contact Frontiers for limited space availability and specific week costs/details.

Rio Grande fishing licenses: $450 per week/angler.

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Argentina - Tierra del Fuego - we have some prime spots...

if you have always planned to go and catch the world's biggest sea trout in Tierra del Fuego, now is the time to plan because this is when the few good spots that open up are available.

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Argentina - Villa Maria - Week 5 Fishing Report

Willy first traveled to Villa Maria Lodge in 1986, so he’s seen a lot and has plenty of amusing stories to tell. And, luckily, the fishing was in tune with all the fun. This was, so far, the most productive week of the season!

Weather has been pleasant, with light winds and warmer-than-average temps. Consistent conditions have made for reliable fishing from morning till night. The river is still low and clear and delicate ...

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Argentina - Villa Maria - Season Opens

Welcome to Villa María Lodge 2017! You’ve likely heard that the season started with some skinny water levels across Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Flows on the Rio Grande were no exception. Most fishermen who chase anadromous species know what that means: tough fishing and smaller returns of fish come to mind. We had similar concerns but when we started exploring we were surprised to see fish everywhere. Strong, powerful, ...

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2017 Southern Hemisphere Fishing Guide

Featuring freshwater destinations in South America, New Zealand, Australia and Africa