Fly Fishing the Surrounding Bariloche
There are many rivers to fish within close proximity to Bariloche
including the Traful, Manso, Pichi Leufu, and Lagos Hess, Los
Moscos, Guillelmo, Mascardi and Roca. Although close to Bariloche
they are well off the beaten path. A few of these rivers are in
the open steppe to the East and many are in the heart of the
Nacional Park Nahuel Huapi. Waters in the Park originate from the
glaciers in the Andes and are incredibly pure and drinkable! This
wide array of rivers allows the fisherman a choice to fish where,
and when, the right conditions provide the best chance for
Our outfitters in this area offer
daily fishing trips from Bariloche on foot or
floating. Extended trips of several days or a weekly package north or south of Bariloche are
the favored option for anglers. These trips allow the visitor to
fish several different waters and enjoy different locations. The
majority of the rivers our outfitters fish are secluded, full of
rainbows and brown trout, and see few anglers.
The varied terrain and habitats close to Bariloche are wonderful places to visit for the non-angler as well as
the fisherman. There are hidden waterfalls, glaciers, and
beautiful nature hikes and horseback riding through the Nahuel
Huapi National Park. The scenery is outstanding and the visitor is
often surrounded by Arrayanes trees and towering forests of Coihue,
or Southern Beech that can grow to over 100 feet. The bird life
and the natural flora of this temperate zone are quite special.
One can experience the true feel of the Andean Cordillera!
Accommodations are in lovely family owned and operated lodges that will
offer you an authentic Argentine experience. Most are classically
rustic, with good lodging and food and great ambiance. These
locations are relatively close to Bariloche but extremely
pristine. A visit to them can fit in easily with any other travel
plans you might have in mind for this part of Argentina. The
founder of Guided Connections first explored and fished
these waters over 20 years ago. She and her partner were owners of
the first outfitting company to obtain permission from the
National Park to float the Rio Manso in 1980. This area of the
cordillera remains as lovely, and with as great of fishing as it
was back then. Yes, some things do not change!
Daily float trips from Bariloche are available for $425-450/day for two anglers.