Chasing Golden Dorado

Known for its vast natural landscapes, superior steaks, and incredible wine, Argentina is also home to one of the most unique sport fish species in the world.

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Trip Information

Golden Dorado, with their aggressive fight and spectacular jumps, are a must-fish species for any fly fisherman. Hidden within the dense jungle of Northern Argentina, the Dorado’s fast runs, strength and stamina provide the angler with an exhilarating battle. Golden Dorado should be on every fly-fisherman’s bucket list and we can’t wait to return in April 2018.

PROGRAM

The total number in the group will be 8 anglers. This is split between two different rivers and many miles to fish on each river. The two river locations are the Juramento River and the beautiful jungle stream of the Dorado River. Both offer unique experiences with large Golden Dorado.

The Juramento River is close to the base camp in El Tunal and is fished on 4 different drift boat sections allowing new water for each group to fish each day. Fish in excess of 30 pounds can be landed in this river as you drift between drop off and pick up points, casting to likely structure and hoping for a hungry Dorado to be close by.

The Dorado River lodge is located 2 hours drive from the base in El Tunal and provides an amazing experience on private property. This river is a small jungle stream, often gin clear and holds the opportunity to sight cast to Dorado in excess of 22 pounds, on dry fly.

The group of 8 will be spilt into two groups of 4 four anglers, each group fishing 3 days on each river and swapping locations half way through the program.

Our tour is partnered with Juramento Fly Fishing Company, who are the longest serving and experienced outfitter for Golden Dorado in Argentina.

Meals & Beverages are provided each day, including Argentina’s impressive local cuisines of meat BBQ, empanadas and local wine and beer – you will never go hungry (or thirsty). Accommodation is based on twin share at both El Tunal and Dorado River Lodge with hot showers and amenities available at both sites.

ITINERARY

Day 0: 29th April, Sunday
Arrive in Salta, Argentina – Transfer by road to El Tunal base. 4 anglers will stay at El Tunal to prepare for 3 days fishing on the Juramento River. 4 Anglers will transfer to Dorado River Lodge to prepare for fishing there.

Day 1: 30th April, Monday
Group 1 Fishing on Dorado River, Group 2 Fishing on Juramento River

Day 2: 1st May, Tuesday
Group 1 Fishing on Dorado River, Group 2 Fishing on Juramento River

Day 3: 2nd May, Wednesday
Group 1 Fishing on Dorado River, Group 2 Fishing on Juramento River. Group 2 will be transferred to the Dorado river after the days fishing, group 1 will be transferred to the Juramento River.

Day 4: 3rd May, Thursday
Group 2 Fishing on Dorado River, Group 1 Fishing on Juramento River

Day 5: 4th May, Friday
 Group 2 Fishing on Dorado River, Group 1 Fishing on Juramento River

Day 6: 5th May, Saturday
Group 2 Fishing on Dorado River, Group 1 Fishing on Juramento River. Group 2 will return to El Tunal base from the Jungle lodge to join group one for the final night

Day 7: 6th May, Sunday
Return to Salta airport for flights home

What's included

  • 6 full days guided fishing
  • One local guide for every two anglers
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals, drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Transportation to fishing spots
  • Customized drift boats
  • Fishing licence

Not included

  • Return Flights to Salta, Argentina
  • Tips for staff and guides
  • Travel & Medical Insurance