To book fishing please go to the Rinconada Lodge website.
Huechahue is located at the heart of some of the finest fly fishing in South America and the world. Incredible rivers such as the Chimehuin, Alumine, Malleo, Quilquihue and Collon Cura are all easily fished whilst enjoying our warm welcome and comfortable accommodation in beautiful surroundings.
Prolific hatches of great yellow mayflies, caddis and willow worms provide exciting fishing. The trout also feed on pancora crabs and minnows.
Guests can choose to float and fish from drift boats or wade on stretches of river with private access.
The fishing season runs from 1st November through to the end of May.
Fishing on Huechahue
Huechahue has 8 km of river frontage on the lower part of the Alumine and the upper part of the Collon Cura, a few minutes’ drive from the lodge. The Collon Cura is famous for outrageous numbers of brown and rainbow trout, averaging 2.5 lbs and reaching up to 15 pounds. The Alumine is known for its “hot” rainbow trout that will fight you all the way back to the float.
Guests are free to go to the river on their own if they would rather not have a guide. They can either take a picnic lunch or return for lunch and a quick break before returning to the river for the evening hatch.
We can also provide guides with expert local knowledge of the rivers, the flora and fauna and history of the area.
Fishing off Huechahue
The Collon Cura offers fantastic float fishing opportunities, with rapids and pools. We can organize first class bilingual guides with modern, fully equipped drift boats and all other necessary equipment.
Huechahue is also a great base for exploring the lower Rio Alumine. Floating access to the Rio Alumine is a one and a half hour drive from our lodge. In the early season you can sign up for an overnight camping trip with the next day’s float taking you back to the lodge.
The Rio Chimehuin is also easily accessible from Huechahue. This is the great river that gave northern Patagonia its reputation as one of the great fly fishing destinations of the world. Both browns and rainbows are available and its clear waters allow for multiple fishing techniques. Its nearby tributary, Rio Quilquihue offers dry fly opportunities. With our guides you can either float the Chimehuin and fish from drift boats or wade on stretches of river with private access.
The Malleo is a spectacular medium-sized river, perfect for wading and within less than an hours drive from Huechahue. Our guides say it needs no introduction as an outstanding dry fly destination.