duck hunting lodge, is opening its doors today to recieve enthusiastic
fishermen who want to try the incredible experience of Dorado
fishing. Located on the delta of Parana river, in Entre Rios
province, you will have the chance of searching for freshwater
Dorado sailing through thousands of streams, trying to catch this
combative fish. Fly fishing is the most popular type of fishing,
but spin fishing and live bait are allowed too.
The Dorado is a very aggressive fish in sport fishing. Although
the dorado may reach 30 pounds, the average size in this area has
held between 4 and 12 pounds, but there are also larger ones. The
freshwater Dorado is considered to be the single most challenging
native freshwater game fish of South America. It is a radiant, golden-hued,
salmon-like fish with an extremely powerful jaw and razor-sharp
teeth. Unlike the salmon, however, the Dorado does not succumb after
spawning and never swims to the ocean. The Dorado is an exceptionally
strong swimmer. The world record is 70 pounds.
the Dorado fishing, you will have the chance to experienced the
famous Argentina high volume dove shooting. Millions of birds
roost in this area, been Los Laureles roost one of the most important
in the province. Same volume shooting as dove shooting in Cordoba.
September - April
resort is located on the banks of the Parana river, close to Cerrito
town. Los Laureles lodge has all the necessary services to accommodate
12 guest. Six double rooms, all en-suite with private bath with
AC and jacuzzi, a big dining room with an adjoining grill, a sitting
room, a rest room, another rest room with satellite TV and music
and a swimming pool.
The recommended Cast & Blast package is 4 days. Includes roundtrip
transportation from Santa Fe or Parana airport, full board accommodation,
fishing on boat and well qualified fishing guides with a wide knowledge
of the river.
Los Laureles Lodge the activity starts early in the morning. Breakfast
is served at 7.00 am consisting of coffee, toasts, jams, bacon and
eggs, fruits, etc. Fishing goes on until 12.00, when you go back
to the ranch to have lunch: a starter, a main course and dessert,
served with wine, beer, fizzy drinks or mineral water.
Then, you can rest or even take a nap. After this, again back to
the river to keep on fishing until dark or keep on shooting and
shooting. Before dinner you may try a wide variety of cheese, ham,
olives and drinks; dinner consists of three courses (starter, a
main course and dessert).
There are fully equipped boats for fly-fishing and experienced guides
who know every corner of the river to fulfil the expectations of
2600.- Package / Per person
fishing or doveshooting days / 4 nights
Ground transfer, Santa Fe or Parana airport / ranch round trip;
4-night accommodation in an exclusive ranch with all meals and beverages
(wine & beer); 4 fishing or dove shooting days with qualify guides
and boat. Not included: Airfare;
Hunting and Fishing license, fishing equipment and flies; gun rental,
shells, gratuities, clothes, personal insurance and gratuities.
TO GET THERE
Los Laureles Lodge is located at 550 kilometers from Buenos Aires.
It is accesible by domestic flights to Santa Fe airport, where a
member of the staff will be waiting to drive you to the ranch. Domestic
and private flights can be arranged.
Light shirt and trousers for tropical weather (Exoficcio, Patagonia,
Columbia, etc.), hat or cap, tennis shoes or a good pair of sandals,
a light water-proof jacket, a polar sweatshirt (the temperature
decreases when sailing) polarized sunglasses, sunblock SPF 40 or
higher, Insect repellent.
If you wish, you can bring your own equipment.
Fly Fishing tackle:
Rods: Two, if possible. 9ft, 7 and 8 weight. 3-or 4- piece, if possible.
Reels: A reel with a good drag system, holding at least 80 yards
of 20-pound test backing.
Lines: WF floating line and a sinking tip line.
Leaders: for 5- to 7-foot floating lines with strong butts to turn
big flies, 16-pound test tippets with 20 cm of 20-pound test steel
Fies: Sizes 2/0 and 3/0, Deceiver patterns. Also poppers and divers
with muddler head, weighted. Colors: black, black and red or black
and yellow, chartreuse, white and yellow and white and olive have
proved good options.
Accesories: tweezers, hook sharpener, nippers, boga grip, etc.