Patagonia Fishing Club
was created with the intention of delivering a unique Argentine
experience to the visiting angler, and that is does. It is
located in the Alumine area of Patagonia, and can boast access to
several beautiful rivers, small streams, and lakes that are seldom
fished. A two hour drive from the town of San Martin, it is
really off the beaten track, and lies within a quiet, rural
northern zone of one of the best trout fishing regions in the
country. The home base for NPFC fishing operations is their
lodge on the Estancia Llamuco. This working ranch reflects the
typical life style of this area and the buildings and surroundings
exhibit the architectural authenticity of an earlier era of
“frontier” settlement. The lodge makes for a great base for your
fishing visit, and here you will enjoy the warm Argentine
The winding Rio Aluminé and its various tributaries offer countless miles
of quality fly fishing. The waters of this region are rich with
insect life and offer some of the best 'match-the-hatch'
sight-fishing that Patagonia has to
offer. The skilled energetic guides born and raised in Aluminé are
expert in the subtleties of finesse fly fishing, often using flies
down to size #24's and fine tippets to fool the fish. These
smaller stream fishing scenarios are for the serious angler that
likes to pursue good size fish in clear waters that requires good
fly presentations. You will seldom see other anglers when fishing
these waters as many are hidden up valleys and not well known by
anyone but the guides.
There is a combination of float fishing on the Alumine, and walk wading
the smaller waters during a week stay or a suggested stay of no
less than 4 days of fishing in order to really experience and
appreciate this special region. Of all the Patagonia fishing
destinations The Northern Patagonia Fishing Club program gives the
angler a view into rural life, and a chance to fish intimate
waters, and an opportunity to relax and enjoy the simpler
pleasures of visiting a region of Argentina that allows you to
really step back in time to what fishing in the States must have
been 60 years ago.
Location & Accomodations:
Located in Aluminé, Neuquen
Province in extreme northern region of Patagonia, Argentina. They
have an exclusive private ranch house (the 'lodge') in Aluminé for
most of the fishing programs. To access the private waters of the
Rio Quillen, they will use the Estancia Rio Quillen Lodge whenever
appropriate. Also offered are overnight floats on the Rio Alumine
with over 90 miles of floatable water to enjoy. Great tents are
available for overnight trips.
Transfers from Chapelco Airport (approx. 2 hours) are included.
General fishing season is from November - May. Early season of
December and January months are prime times to come.
Incudes lodging, all meals and beverages and fine Argentine wines, daily
transportation, and transfers to and from San Martin. It does not
include tipping to the guides and staff or laundry.
$3,600 per person/week (6 days, 7 nights) double occupancy.
A stay of 5 nights and 4 days fishing is $3,075
$4,600 based on single occupancy
A stay of 5 nights and 4 days single occupancy is $4075.