GOLDEN LODGE - Kienes' Premier Destination
Argentina is located in the Southern part of South America and borders Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia & Chile. It has a perimeter of 29,038 Km.
The coast, on the Atlantic Ocean, is 5,117 Km long. Its size is 3.7 million km2 and it is 3.820 km long. It has a population of almost 36 million most with almost half living in Buenos Aires.
Almost 90% of the Argentines are Caucasian, descendants from Italian, Spanish, and other European nationalities. The original Indian population is less than 10 % (Mapuche, Araucanos, Tobas and Matacos tribes) Argentine’s official religion is Catholic but there is a huge Jewish population as well as others.
Argentina’s government is democratic and the President is Mrs. Cristina Kirschner. The official Language is Spanish with a very distinctive accent compared to other Latin American countries.
Golden Lodge offers a unique fishing trip in untamed clear waters it featurs gourmet food, personalized service by family owners, in a cozy and welcoming lodge with rustic-elegant interiors.
Come face to face with the Tiger of the River, surrounded by golden waves as you set the hook, a Golden Dorado with a scowl on his face angry as hell, will suddenly jump three feet in the air showing his teeth before diving back into the river, busting your reel with his aggression.
Take the challenge. What are you waiting for?
At a Glance
Location: Paso de la Patria, Corrientes, Argentina
Fish: Golden Dorado
Season: Jan - May, Sept, Oct, Dec
Lodge Capacity: 8
Nearest Airport: Corrientes.
Electricity: 220 volts. Adaptors must be purchased prior to arrival. Plug adaptors are necessary too.
Documents Needed: Passport (no visa needed for travelers from USA and most western European countries. Also the reciprocity fee is no longer needed.
Arrival and departure days are fully flexible as is the duration of your stay.
Day 1 – Saturday arrival
Fly Buenos Aires-Corrientes/Resistencia (1hr 20 min).
Drive to Golden Lodge (25 min).
Snack & drinks- Tackle up
Dinner and rest for 1st day’s action.
Days 2-7 – Fishing
3,5 days fishing at Golden Lodge Area
2,5 days fishing at Yahapé area
Day 8 – Saturday departure
Breakfast and transfer to Corrientes Airport.
Depart for Buenos Aires.
Best Fly Fishing Seasons
Jan thru May, Sept, Oct, Dec
Guests are welcomed into a private and friendly atmosphere at our colonial-estancia style lodge that lays on the pristine Upper Parana River, dense with mature, regional trees.
The Golden Fly Fishing Lodge is located in Corrientes on the best clear water section of the upper Paraná River, home to record size Golden Dorados.
The building offers 4 cozy and unique style rooms, with private bath & air-conditioner, a salon decorated with wood furniture and a fireplace creating a friendly atmosphere where fishing stories come to life.
Our lodge provides on-site Fly Shop and Fly-tying table, dining room and outdoor barbecue facing the garden where Howler Monkeys and Tucans enjoy eating flowers and fruits from mature trees.
As a true Italian-Argentinean family, we’re devoted to good cuisine. We offer 4-course meals featuring international and regional specialties, such as our famed beef and traditional Asado (BBQ), prepared by a Personal Chef for each group of anglers, paired with fine Argentine wines from the renowned Mendoza region.
On Site Amenities and Activities include:
On Site Fly Shop
Free Wi-Fi & internet
Free laundry service
Flying to Argentina from the United States is quite easy and one of the reasons it is such a great fly fishing destination during Northern Hemisphere cold winters.
Most major airlines y to Buenos Aires (American Airlines, Delta, United, Continental, LAN, Aerolineas Argentinas) Typically you will depart on a Friday evening and return on a Sunday morning. This gives you 6 full days to ply the waters of Argentina with your fly.
When departing from the US there will most likely be a layover in Miami, Los Angeles or Dallas for about an hour. From Miami, Dallas or Los Angeles you will go on a direct ight to Buenos Aires (about 9 hrs. from Miami or 11 hrs. from Dallas), arriving early the following morning.
After clearing customs you may want to spend the night in BA which is a fabulous metropolitan city to relax, site see and enjoy one of its fabulous restaurants. If you do want to spend a day, you will need to fly a day earlier.
Once in BA you will have to transfer from the international airport (Ezeiza Airport or EZE) to the domestic airport (J.Newbury Domestic or AEP) which is about 45 min away from the international airport. You will then take a fight to Corrientes.
The guides from Golden Fly Fishing will meet you upon arrival and transfer you to the lodge. In the unlikely event that you are to lose your passport, it is recommended that you make a copy and put it in a safe place.
At the end of the fishing week, you will be arriving back in the states on Sunday morning, with enough time to rest and get ready for you routine back at home.
• Professional guide for every 2 anglers.
• Personal Chef for each group of anglers.
• Beer and fine Argentine wines.
• Ground transfers to/from Corrientes city.
• Flat style boats with 4-stroke motors and Minn Kota at bow.
• Drinks and snacks on board.
• International fare and charter flights
• Medical insurance
• Gratuities 10%
$3,950 7 night/6 day package