Location: Argentina - Between the border of Chile and the sea
Season: November - April, with prime time Christmas - late March.
Capacity: 10 to 12 anglers per week
Nothing could be more fitting than to successfully seek the rarest and most prized of anadromous fish--the giant sea-run brown trout--while enjoying a week of the "good life" that somehow belies your occupying the southernmost fishing lodge on earth. Kau-Tapen, or "fishing house" in the native Ona Indian tongue, continues to hold great promise. The fishing here for sea-run brown trout is the very best the world has to offer, period. Tierra del Fuego itself is an awesome and beautiful land, and the view from the comfort of Kau-Tapen is of grasslands that roll and sweep across unbroken terrain, halted only by the jagged spires of the Andes that separate Argentina from Chile miles upriver.
Built by its owners, the Carreras family, the lodge and its adjacent 25 kilometers of the Rio Grande is in the middle of the enormous working ranch that lies between the border of Chile and the sea. The Carreras property neighbors the huge holdings of the Jose Menendez and Maria Behety ranches, which are on the lower river, stretches where Joe Brooks and notable Argentine anglers first explored this fishing over forty years ago.