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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 27, 2019 - April 3, 2020. January 3 - March 13: Includes an opportunity for an overnight and Dorado Fishing at Delta Lodge – based on availability. Transfer and single supplements apply. We strongly encourage anglers to book international and particularly internal flights in Argentina with Frontiers. A one-way Ushuaia transfer may apply.
Inquire about preferred dove shooting rates at Cordoba Lodge in conjunction with a sea-run booking exclusively through Frontiers. Weather varies rapidly in Tierra del Fuego; layering is a must and prepare for fluctuations weekly

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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News

Argentina - Rio Grande - End of Season

The 2019 season in Tierra Del Fueago has drawn to end for another year.  This year will go down as one of the lowest water level seasons in the history of our years out there. Often when fishing for migratory species in rivers, low water levels can lead to disastrous results. This was not the case on the Rio Grande, despite the low levels this fishing has been very respectable throughout the season. Numerous 20lbs fish were caught at ...

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Argentina - Villa Maria - Fishing Report 8-15 Feb

Villa Maria River Report:

The river remained low this week, so we had to continue our practice of fishing with stealth. Nymphs were the top selection and our old friends showed that several years of expertise paid off. Mastering dead drifts and feeling a very light touch to the fly, with 20 mph winds and waves it’s not an easy ...

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Argentina - Villa Maria - Fishing Blog

Another week has gone by here at Villa Maria Lodge and we were visited by a full group of familiar faces, as all our fishermen have been fishing our waters for a few years already.

Just like in the past weeks, weather conditions – hence fishing conditions have constantly been changing here on the Rio Grande. In the past few days, water levels and temperatures were seesawing but when conditions lined up properly the fishing was ...

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Argentina - Villa Maria - Latest News

Welcome to Villa María Lodge 2019 season!!

This year we started with normal conditions for January here, that means dry and windy. The water level is similar to last year at the same time and surely on the low side for the time of the season. But the river looks in a good shape and without many structural changes.

Our opening week ...

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Tierra Del Fuego - Last Available Dates

Tierra Del Fuego sea trout season has kicked off once again. We still have limited spots available for the coming season. Here’s what’s left:

Kau Tapen Lodge:

Jan 19-26 2 rods

March 2-9 – 1 rod

March 9-16 – 1 rod

March 16-23 – 1 ...

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