Carrileufu River Valley, Argentina

Carrileufu Lodge

Carrileufu River Valley, Argentina

Carrileufu Lodge

Why We Like It

This is Patagonian fly fishing and hospitality at its finest. If casting big dry flies to large, hungry trout sounds like fun, then Carrileufu River Lodge is for you. Overlooking the stunning Carrileufu River Valley and surrounded by some of the best waters in Argentina, this is truly a world-class destination. From the exquisite attention to detail in the newly built lodge to the gourmet food and fine wines, lodge owner Pancho Panzer and his friendly staff go to great lengths to ensure that your stay is unforgettable.


November - April


Brook Trout, Brown Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Rainbow Trout


New, handsomely-appointed lodge overlooking the Carrileufu River Valley.


12 Guests

Lodge Features & Amenities

Amazing Food


Non-Angler Friendly


The Carrileufu Lodge Experience

Sitting high atop a ridge overlooking its eponymous river and valley, the Carrileufu Lodge is right in the heart of trout fishing paradise. Surrounded by legendary fisheries like the Carrileufu, Rivadavia, and Arrayanes, anglers have the opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime—evident in the many pictures of enormous fish decorating the lodge’s great room.

This magnificent family-run lodge features gourmet food, fine wines, breathtaking scenery, and the excellent hospitality. Upon stepping foot in the lodge you’re with family. During your stay, you take care of the fishing—and Pancho and his staff will take care of the rest.

Fishing season opens in Argentine Patagonia on November 1. Although the rivers can be a bit high during the early season, the combination of high water and zero fishing pressure create the perfect opportunity to land some truly enormous fish.  

The Carrileufu River offers amazing fishing for large rainbows and browns as well as landlocked salmon. Large dry flies are very effective during the day—especially when the trout key in on the numerous dragonflies buzzing along the river’s edge. In the evenings, the river’s hefty brown trout become active and will eat a well-presented dry fly or streamer. 

While visiting Carrileufu River Lodge, you must spend a day floating the Rivadavia. The gin-clear water is home to some of the largest rainbow, brown, and brook trout in the region, as well as landlocked salmon. Throwing large dry flies like hoppers, Chernobyl Ants, and dragonflies will produce nice fish all day long. However, large streamers are the preferred choice for those seeking a real monster.

Anglers looking for a challenge should spend a day in the nearby Los Alerces National Park fishing its spring creeks. Surrounded by dense forest, these lush, ice-cold streams hold enormous trout. Be warned—the flat, crystal-clear waters and extremely technical casting will challenge even the most accomplished anglers. The reward for your patience and stealth, however, may well be the fish of a lifetime.

This family-run lodge features six splendidly decorated rooms—each with two comfortable queen-sized beds, a private bathroom, and a patio with a breathtaking view of the Tres Picos Range. The magnificent great room with its tall ceiling and enormous windows is the perfect place to relax. After a successful day on the water, enjoy gourmet hors d’oeuvres, help yourself to the open-bar or choose a fine Argentine wine from their extensive wine cellar.  

Carrileufu Lodge offers non-angling guests many other ways to enjoy the splendor of the Andes. Horseback riding, hiking, and kayaking are excellent ways to soak up the beauty of Los Alerces National Park. In addition, guests may use the lodge’s sauna or enjoy on-site massages.

Several airlines offer daily flights from the U.S. to Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza). These are typically overnight flights, arriving in BA early in the morning. Guests often choose to spend a day or two enjoying the wonderful food and culture of BA before continuing to their destination.   

From Buenos Aires, guests depart from the domestic airport, Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), via Aerolineas Argentinas to either Esquel (EQS) or Bariloche (BRC) depending on their travel needs. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by a representative from Carrileufu and transferred directly to the lodge (1.5 hours from Esquel or 3.5 hours from Bariloche). At the end of your stay, a lodge representative will transfer you back to Esquel / Bariloche for your return flight to BA.

IMPORTANTThere are two major airports in Buenos Aires. Domestic flights typically leave from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP), which is located on the other end of BA from the international airport, Buenos Aires International Airport (Ezeiza). Make sure to allow plenty of time between flights for the transfer. Please allow us to help you with any transfers in and around Buenos Aires.

Midcurrent’s services are completely free, so you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter. Guests may choose any number of days/nights for their stay. All rates are per person and listed in U.S. dollars. 

2023 Rates

Rate per day : $800 


  • Accommodations at the lodge
  • Transfers to and from Esquel or Bariloche
  • Daily guided fishing
  • All flies and terminal tackle
  • All meals, fine Argentine wines, and open bar
  • Daily laundry service
  • Sauna

Not Included:

  • International airfare to Buenos Aires and domestic airfare to Esquel or Bariloche
  • Transfers, hotels and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Fishing license
  • Travel insurance
  • Fishing gear

Bookings are confirmed with a 50% deposit, made no later than five days after booking a trip. Balance must be received no later than 90 days prior to the first day of the trip. Notification of cancellation must be received 90 days prior to the first day of the trip in order to receive partial or full credit for an alternate date. All payments are final and nonrefundable Trip insurance is highly recommended and, in our minds, essential.

Booking a trip or making a deposit represents that the client accepts all terms and conditions. Midcurrent’s terms are in addition to any terms and conditions of each individual lodge that Midcurrent represents. Please read those terms carefully—lodge terms, which may differ from Midcurrent’s terms, supersede any agreements between Midcurrent and a client.

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