Frans and Anna Jansen’s Martin Pescador Lodge is home to two distinctive lodges—Puerto Cardenas and La Junta. They offer 16 rivers and eight lakes in a trout-crammed week in central Chile. Not enough? The Coastal and Lago Verde Program further broadens your fishing exposure in the picturesque Chilean environs. Attracted originally to the fishing, Martin Pescador Lodge’s many repeat guests now return both for the love of Chile and the Lodge’s exceptional hospitality. Few lodges worldwide can compete with this fishing and environmental diversity.
Frans and his six guides bring new conquests in familiar rivers rich with browns, rainbows, and anadromous quarry. Martin Pescador Lodge offers river and lake fishing from a raft or boat with occasional wade opportunities and high-country Argo adventures to maximize your experience.
Chef Anna provides sumptuous meals, and her staff makes each lodge feel like home. You spend three nights in the Yelcho riverside Lodge near Puerto Cardenas. While you fish on day four, staff transfers your gear and personal belongings to the La Junta Lodge overlooking the Rio Rosselot.
6 wt. rods with fighting butts and floating lines; 7/8 wt. fast-action rods with 250–400 sink tip lines in combination. Coastal Chile requires layered clothing, proven rain gear, and waterproof daypack daily as weather changes often. We provide a full pre-trip upon booking.
You must arrive in Puerto Montt, Chile on Friday night for the weekly package. An overnight is required for charter connections.
Chilean Fishing licenses–$50 (collected by Frontiers)
Martin Pescador Lodge offers a Guide Fly Program for $50 per week/person; we strongly encourage participation.
Frontiers will arrange all Puerto Montt hotels and transfers; staff are well-versed in the region.
7-night Saturday–Saturday fishing program: $6,450/person
Single room supplement: $1,500/person 2 max per week
Lago Verde Extension Saturday–Tuesday: $3,600/person
Coastal Extension Wednesday–Saturday: $2,700/person
Regional Lodge charters/Puerto Montt arrangements are additional.
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Specializes in South America fishing and shooting departments. Plus, fishing in Mongolia and Canada.
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