Combo Parana on the Fly – Duranglers Hosted Trip – Golden Dorado as Far as the Eye Can See
About Iberá Wetlands
The Iberá Marshlands is a protected natural preserve more than twice the size of the Florida Everglades. Fish for Golden Dorado, one of the most voracious and beautiful species to swim the planet with Duranglers! Dodge caymans and catch freshwater Dorado in the 5-to 20- pound class on everything from dry flies to stripped streamers. The electric take and dazzling fight of the Dorado bring fishermen back year after year!
The Iberá Wetlands (Spanish: Esteros del Iberá, from Guaraní ý berá: “bright water”) located in north central Corrientes Province, Argentina, is one of the most important and largest fresh water reservoirs in South America. Estimated to be 5,800 – 7,700 square miles, it is second in size only to the Pantanal in Brazil. In 1982 the Ibera Provincial Reserve was created and protected 5,000 square miles of these wetlands, the largest such area in Argentina. Plans are ongoing to increase the area’s protection and hopefully in the future it will be granted national park status.
Thorough research, by the Natural Reserve authorities, concluded that this area was both viable and sustainable for the practice of catch and release fly-fishing for Dorado (Salminus Maxillosus). In 2017, through the establishment of a special Natural Reserve Permit, our operation was granted exclusive fishing access to this area. This permit gives us sole outfitter access to the wetlands endless miles of bogs, swamps, lagoons and lakes that are prime habitat for Dorado. Exclusive and unspoiled this is one of the premier Dorado fisheries in South America. The Ibera Wetlands is truly an experience not to be missed.
Our accommodations will be the boutique lodge La Alondra, which is a short 20-minute drive to the dock. This unique and charming property is the result of the transformation of a traditional Argentine home into a beautiful lodge. Features include: four air-conditioned bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, a dining room, and a common gathering room. This is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine after a day of fishing. Meals are chef prepared and offer a nice mix of regional specialties and international cuisine. Lodging accommodations are based on double occupancy. However, depending on the week we may have a few single occupancy rooms available for an additional charge.
About Itati (Upper Parana).
Parana on the Fly Lodge is our exclusive location to fish for Dorado, the world’s premier freshwater sport fish. The lodge is located on the upper section of the Parana River, approximately 90 miles downstream from the Yacyreta Dam. As a tail water, this stretch of river is known for its clear and stable water flow. Having these predictable fishing conditions is vitally important for the internationally traveling anglers.
The lodge is located less than 30 yards from our private docks so our guests spend less time traveling and more time fishing. We can accommodate up to 10 anglers in 6 fully air-conditioned rooms. A separate, fully air-conditioned clubhouse serves as the dinning room, lounge and kitchen. Chef Orlando, prepares delicious meals that include both traditional and international cuisine. Fine Argentinian wines accompany both lunch and dinner.
Our expert guides have years of experience fishing these waters on their own and with guests. They have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of this world-class fishery.
Daily flights from Buenos Aires make the lodge easily accessible. The lodge is a short 45 minute drive from the local airport in Corrientes. If you are looking to catch the Dorado of a lifetime a trip to Upper Parana is a must. This section of the Upper Parana is home to the largest Dorado in South America. Every season we land a handful of fish above 40 pounds.
The lodge is located a few miles upstream from the small town of Itati. Secluded and private this is an excellent location for you or your group to fully enjoy this unique experience. Accommodation are based on double occupancy with en suite bathroom. However, depending on the week we may have a few single occupancy rooms available for an additional charge.
Our local chef will delight you with the areas traditional meals and fine Argentine wines. A selection of liquor is also available at the lodge bar.
Dates: February 2022, call for specifics.
Fishing Program: The mythic Dorado is clearly the primary fish to be targeted. Dorado ranging in size from 4 to 12 pounds are quite common and caught in good numbers. Each season several trophy fish above 40 pounds are landed. Fishing is done from 14 foot Skiff style boats that are equipped with 40hp four stroke motors. Additionally, each boat has a bow fitted electric trolling motor. These remote control engines allow the guides to silently approach each fishing area. Fishing primarily takes place in the tight channels and lagoons among the floating grass islands at the wetlands. River branches, at the head of islands and along deep banks of the main river where different structures (fallen trees, rocks structures and cut banks) generate ideal feeding spots for a natural hunter like the Dorado at Itati.
- DAY 1: Fly from Buenos Aires to Corrientes Airport – Private Transfer to La Alondra Lodge for Welcome Dinner
- DAY 2 to 4: Three (3) full day fishing at Ibera Wetlands staying at La Alondra Lodge and at our outpost in the deep parts of the Wetlands
- DAY 5: Early morning transfer from La Alondra to Parana on the Fly Lodge (two hours drive) Full day fishing at Upper Parana River – Stay and dinner at the Lodge – See Parana on the Fly Lodge program details attach
- DAY 6 and 7: Two (2) full day fishing at Upper Parana River and staying at Parana on the Fly Lodge
- DAY 8: Fly from Corrientes back to Buenos Aires
This trip of 7 nights and 6 full days fishing has a cost of $5,350 per person sharing boat, guide and room every 2 anglers. This price does not include flights and travel expenses.
Included: Full room and board. All food and drink while at the lodge. Full time guide and coordinator during trip. Transportation between local airport and lodges. All the special services described on the itinerary. Fishing license, all flies and fishing gear.
Not Included: International and local flights. Airport transfers in Buenos Aires from and the International airport and local airport. Laundry. Gratuities
To Join the trip To please call or e-mail John
- [email protected]
- +1 (888) 347 – 4346