This six-guest lodge on the lower reaches of the Rio Grande is sold out annually and for years to come. Frontiers, however, has weeks designated exclusively for you. Situated on the Estancia José Menéndez, where the river broadens and pools become long slicks of “trouty” holding water, Villa Maria offers you the first shot at fish entering the system fresh from the sea.
You will encounter nickel-bright sea-runs on strictly controlled estancia water. This lower stretch appeals to confident casters, and those familiar with two-handed rods do well. Sea-run brown trout fishing is about covering water and reaching the far bank, so come prepared.
Villa Maria Lodge offers six bedrooms and bathrooms for just six guests weekly in a small, intimate venue. Each day, you relish traditional Argentine waterfront meals and siesta at the River House perched high on a bluff affording a stunning view of the fabled Rio Grande.
8-9 Wt two-handed rods, Skagit Versi-tip lines and various “mow tips” are often favored. Single-handers favor 10-ft. 8 wt. rods and reels spooled with weight forward floating or sink-tip lines for various conditions. A full tackle list is provided upon booking with Frontiers.
The season runs December 30, 2022 - March 31, 2023. Includes an opportunity for an overnight and Dorado Fishing at Delta Lodge – based on availability. Transfer and single supplements apply. We strongly encourage anglers to book international and particularly internal flights in Argentina with Frontiers. A one-way Ushuaia transfer may apply.
Inquire about preferred dove shooting rates at Cordoba Lodge in conjunction with a sea-run booking exclusively through Frontiers. Weather varies rapidly in Tierra del Fuego; layering is a must and prepare for fluctuations weekly
Rates and inclusions vary weekly from $11,950 - $13,950 per angler on a Friday-Friday rotation. Please contact Frontiers for limited space availability and specific week costs/details.
Rio Grande fishing licenses: $550 per week/angler.
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Full Week Opens at Villa Maria Lodge for Sea Run Brown Trout on the Rio Grande: March 1-8, 2024 (6 Rods Available)
Villa Maria Lodge on the lower Rio Grande has had a group cancel March 1-8, 2024 for all 6 rooms. This week is perfect for an intact lodge buy-out or an angler configuration.
Villa Maria Lodge is the lowest ...
Argentine Sea Run Brown Trout season is almost upon us and just a few rods remain at Kau Tapen and Villa Maria
Weather patterns are shifting, and the wind is blowing in your favor.
As winter wanes into spring in Argentina and with the changing of weather patterns from La Nina to a more favorable strong El Nino the Southern Andes have experienced chilly weather and an abundance of snowpack which bodes ...
The Last Few 2024 Rods Available at Kau Tapen & Villa Maria Lodges in the Land of Fire
Situated in the captivating landscapes of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, lies a haven for avid anglers seeking the exhilarating pursuit of enormous Sea-run brown trout. This region's pristine waters and diverse terrain provide an idyllic backdrop for an unforgettable fishing experience in a harsh and ruggedly alluring landscape. ...
The sea-run brown trout season ended with a bang in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The month of March had produced some late-season fish, resulting in some of the best showings. It comes as no surprise that there is already limited availability for the 2024 season at the Kau Tapen and Villa Maria lodges. These two small-lodge ...
Argentina is one of the finest fishing destinations in the world. The wild and remote fishing of southern Patagonia is the stuff of legends. From the monster wild rainbow trout in Jurassic Lake to the hard fighting sea run brown trout of the Rio Grande, we have been there and done it. If you are interested in hooking into a 30 lbs trout then get in touch and we can help you get one step closer to a fish of a life time.
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