SEA RUN BROWN: Argentina - Tierra del Fuego
Villa Maria Lodge
Villa Maria Lodge was the second lodge of the de las Carreras family to open on the Rio Grande after Kau Tapen. Villa Maria Lodge has offered small groups exciting fishing on the most productive pools of the lower Rio Grande since 1994. Villa Maria Lodge is a double handed fishermen’s dream, enjoying the first crack of the whip at newly arrived Sea Run Trout. With friendly and dedicated house staff and guides, Villa Maria Lodge is very well suited for small groups of friends or families.
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On arrival at the Rio Grande Airport, guests are met by their guides and driven 20 minutes to the Villa Maria Lodge, where upon they will be welcomed with cocktails and by the entire Villa Maria staff. The lodge is actually a renovated farm house located on the working Estancia Jose Menendez. This ranch produces wool and at any time guests can tour the shearing sheds located on the property.
The lodge can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 twin rooms and 1 single room. It has two large living rooms each with a fireplace, a well stocked bar, a small fly shop, fly tying tables and wader rooms as well as telephone and internet service. Like it’s sister lodge, Kau Tapen, Villa Maria offers gourmet cuisine with fine wines, choice meats and desserts.
Fishing at Villa Maria Lodge
Every day your Argentina fishing guides will drive you to and from the Rio Grande in comfortable 4-wheel drive trucks fitted with rod racks and VHF radios. You’ll enjoy Sea Run Brown Trout fishing in 30 pools on 15 km of both banks on the Rio Grande, where easy wading can be had on fine gravel bottom. The average fish is 12 pounds but fish above 30 pounds have been caught.
All of Villa Maria guides are professional and focused on your success. They are able to give casting instructions with double handed rods and know how to approach each pool. They will be equipped with nets and scales and will assist in releasing all fish unharmed.
The fishing schedule is broken up between the morning and evening sessions, both lasting about 4.5 hours.
With a 6 rod maximum, you want to book you week at Villa Maria Lodge at least 9 months in advance!!